Mets, Scherzer Make History


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.


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