National League East news:
Max Scherzer and the Mets are finalizing $130M, 3-year deal. Minor details to go only.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 29, 2021
That’s HUGE money for the 37 year old Scherzer, so obviously Steve Cohen and the Mets are going all in. You’re talking about a 1-2 punch of Scherzer and Jacob deGrom in that rotation, which you’d probably say is the best starting pair in Major League Baseball.
Health is gonna be the biggest concern here. It’s a beefy deal for a guy who will be 40 at the end of it. But Scherzer has been really good against the Phillies for a long time now, and outside of a grand total of two months, it looks like we’re gonna get almost a full decade of him in the division.
Mets make a splash. Dave Dombrowski and John Middleton, you’re up.