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Mets sign Max Scherzer to record $130 million, three-year deal

Mets sign Max Scherzer to record $130 million, three-year deal

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Nov 30
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The New York Mets are swinging big in this year’s free agency market. Their latest acquisition is the signing of starting pitcher Max Scherzer’s to a record-breaking contract worth $130 million, according to multiple reports.

The deal would be for three years and be fully guaranteed, which will make Scherzer the highest-paid MLB player in average annual salary.

According to the New York Post’s Mike Puma, the deal has an opt-out clause after the second season, which means he would have the right to become a free agent once again after the 2023 season.

Scherzer also receives a full no-trade provision, requiring his approval for any deals. The agreement also includes award bonuses.

Scherzer, 37, will become the oldest player in MLB history to sign a $100 million deal. ESPN’s Joon Lee reported that due to Scherzer also deferring money on his Washington Nationals contract, he would be making $58.3 million annually during his Mets tenure.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All-Star will make more than new teammate Jacob deGrom ($36 million per season) and New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (also $36 million per season).

Scherzer was 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA last season for the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers. He struck out 236 and walked 36 in 179 1/3 innings, averaging 94.4 mph with his fastball.

  • Max Scherzer

    Maxwell M. Scherzer is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers,

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  • Jacob deGrom

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