Max Scherzer to sign lucrative contract with Mets: informes

De acuerdo con la MLB Network, Scherzer and the Mets agreed to a contract that would give the pitcher the highest average annual value of any player in MLB history.

The deal is said to be worth $ 130 million and he could make about $ 43 million per season, ESPN informó.

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Max Scherzer celebrates after the Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Oct. 14, 2021, en San Francisco.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Max Scherzer celebrates after the Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series on Oct. 14, 2021, en San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Scherzer to the Mets talk started on Saturday as New York was reportedly making deals with Starling Marte, Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar. Inicialmente, a Scherzer deal was described as a long shot before talks apparently started to ramp up over the weekend.

By Sunday’s end it appeared feasible Scherzer was going to be with the Mets.

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Max Scherzer faces the Braves during the National League Championship Series at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, el oct. 17, 2021.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Max Scherzer faces the Braves during the National League Championship Series at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, el oct. 17, 2021. (Kevin C. Imágenes de Cox / Getty)

The 37-year-old righty has been one of the best pitchers in baseball. He started the 2021 sazonar con el Nacionales de Washington and was later traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. En 30 total appearances, él era 15-4 con un 2.46 ERA y 236 strikeouts. He finished third in Cy Young voting.

New York could really use another solid arm in the rotation, especially to take the pressure off Jacob deGrom, who was shut down after 15 starts for the Mets last season.

Max Scherzer after he was taken out of the game against the Braves during the National League Championship Series at Truist Park on Oct. 17, 2021, en Atlanta, Georgia.

Max Scherzer after he was taken out of the game against the Braves during the National League Championship Series at Truist Park on Oct. 17, 2021, en Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Imágenes de Cox / Getty)

It’s unclear whether New York will bring back Marcus Stroman and after deGrom and now Scherzer, the rotation is still a bit young. Taijuan Walker is 29 while Tylor Megill and David Peterson are 26. Scherzer will help in the rotation but it’s not the only thing the team needs.

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