The New York Mets made history today with the announcement that the franchise has agreed in principle to a three-year, $130 million contract with Max Scherzer. The deal includes an opt-out after two years.
New York sports columnist Mike Lupica wrote:
The Yankees still have [Gerrit] Cole … But now the Mets have deGrom and Scherzer. This is a moment, and a pretty loud one, when Mets fans see that their owner can do a lot more than Tweet.
Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner (2013, 2016-2017), netted the fifth-largest contract in team history.
1. Francisco Lindor, $341 million
2. David Wright, $138 million
3. Jacob deGrom, $137.5 million
4. Johan Santana, $137.5 million
5. Max Scherzer, $130 million
Over his 14-year career, Scherzer has had great success pitching in New York – specifically City Field – where he has made 14 starts and compiled a 10-2 W/L record and 2.14 ERA. Oh, and yes, a no-hitter.
Quick thoughts on Max Scherzer agreeing to terms with the Mets. Plenty more to come soon. pic.twitter.com/1ZgQsIZe4i
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) November 29, 2021