Max Scherzer Officially Signs With The New York Mets

The New York Mets have officially won the Max Scherzer sweepstakes. They have signed the 37-year-old started to a three-year, $130 million contract. With that, he will make $43.33 million per season and has a complete no-trade clause. He also can opt out after the second season.

We recently reported that a Scherzer signing to the Mets was on the verge of occurring and now it has been finalized. This is an absolutely monstrous deal for the veteran. 

Scherzer was once again one of the most dominant pitchers in the league this season, so it's not surprising to see him get his huge payday. In 30 starts between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers, he had a 15-4 record and 2.46 ERA. With that, he also ended the year with a 7-0 record and 1.98 ERA in LA, so yes, that played a factor with this contract. 

The Mets will now have Jacob deGrom and Scherzer as an insanely stacked 1-2 punch. If this isn't enough to get them back into the postseason, who truly knows what will? The Mets have also already signed Starling Marte, Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar, too. 

In 407 career games, he has a 190-97 record, 3.16 ERA and 3,020 strikeouts. With that, he's a three-time Cy Young Award winner, eight-time All-Star, four-time wins leader and of course, World Series champion.

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