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Max Scherzer is the newest member of the New York Mets after agreeing to a three-year $130 million dollar contract with an opt-out after the first two seasons. The deal includes a record $43.333 million dollars per season, besting the previous average annual value high of $36 million per year for Gerrit Cole. Scherzer will also receive a full no-trade clause. The Mets will now enter the 2022 season with the best one-two starting pitching punch in the league, as Scherzer joins Jacob deGrom in Queens. Scherzer has led the league in pitching fWAR over the last six seasons at 33.2, and he'll look to build on his 2021 line of a 15-4 record with a 2.46 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 236 strikeouts in 179 1/3 innings.
The New York Mets are finalizing a deal with free-agent right-hander Max Scherzer on Monday that will be for three years and around $130 million, according to a source. The deal isn't quite done yet, but it would be a record for average annual value in the major leagues. Scherzer has spent around half of his 14-year career in the National League East and won two of his three Cy Young awards and a World Series title with the Washington Nationals. The righty is 190-97 in his career with a 3.16 ERA for the Diamondbacks, Tigers, Nationals and Dodgers. At 37 years old, he has shown only small signs of slowing down, and his 2,536 2/3 innings rank fourth among active pitchers. Scherzer and Jacob deGrom will form one of the most feared pitching duos in the league.
The New York Mets have offered free-agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer more than $40 million per year, according to sources. The length of their offer is unknown, and it doesn't mean he'll sign with them. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants are still in the running, and Scherzer could make his decision on Sunday night or Monday. The Mets have turned their full attention to Scherzer, especially with right-hander Kevin Gausman signing a five-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. An average annual value of more than $40 million would be a record for any contract in MLB history, and the offer could be at least three years in length. Despite being 37 years old, Scherzer dominated in the second half with the Dodgers, going 7-0 with a 1.98 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and an 11.7 K/9 in 68 1/3 innings over 11 starts.
The New York Mets are aggressively pursuing free-agent starter Max Scherzer, who is expected to make his decision before the impending Dec. 1 lockout, but they may need to move to a Plan B given his known preferences. Scherzer limited his choices to California teams as a trade piece last summer, so the Mets know it won't be easy. The Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels are among the team's interested. The perennial All-Star and Cy Young contender had a great second half with the Dodgers, going 7-0 with a 1.98 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 89 strikeouts and only eight walks in 11 starts over 68 1/3 innings. The 37-year-old is still going strong as a fantasy asset and should help anchor any pitching staff he joins in 2022.
The New York Mets have signed free-agent outfielder Starling Marte to a four-year, $78 million contract. On Friday, the Mets had a busy day, acquiring infielder Eduardo Escobar, outfielder Mark Canha, and now Marte via free agency. The 33-year-old slashed a career-high .310/.383/.458 with 12 home runs, 55 RBI, 89 runs scored, and 47 stolen bases over 120 games for the Miami Marlins and Oakland Athletics. He was the best free-agent centerfielder on the market. Marte has more value in category leagues due to his elite speed and will be one of the top-10-12 outfielders off the board in upcoming fantasy drafts in 2022.