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Max Scherzer contract details: Mets signs three-time winner Cy Young to record $ 130 million contract

Max Scherzer was a dominant force in the eastern NL, winning two Cy Young Awards, leading the league in strikeouts three times and launching the Nationals to a World Series.

He returns to the division, this time wearing a different uniform.

Scherzer has signed a deal to join the Mets, according to multiple reports, giving New York one of the most formidable punches in the sport with ace Jacob deGrom.

As you might expect, the deal is huge for the 37-year-old right-hander, who will now make the highest average annual value of any player in the sport. Sporting News details the details of his contract.

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Max Scherzer contract details

Scherzer has been one of the most dominant pitchers in the sport over the past few seasons. He is now better paid than anyone.

The agreement with the Mets is for three years, $ 130 million, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The contract will also have an opt-out option after the second season.

In addition to the opt-out, there is also a full no-trade clause, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

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And if Scherzer decided to step down, he wouldn’t leave more than the average annual value on the table. According to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, Scherzer will earn $ 43.3 million annually from his deal.

With an average annual value of $ 43.3 million, Scherzer will break the previous AAV record, set two years ago when Gerrit Cole signed for the Yankees on a nine-year, $ 324 million contract. average of $ 36 million per season.

ESPN Stats & Info also reported that at 37, Scherzer is now the oldest player to be awarded a $ 100 million contract, surpassing the previous record of Kevin Brown, who at 33, signed the first contract. of $ 100 million.

The deal is now the second in total value signed this offseason, surpassed only by Marcus Semien’s $ 175 million seven-year deal with Rangers. Other notable right-handed pitching signings include Kevin Gausman at the Blue Jays (five-year, $ 110 million), Justin Verlander at the Astros (one-year, $ 25 million), Noah Syndergaard at the Angels (one-year, 21 million dollars) and Jon Gray at Rangers (four years, $ 56 million).

Max Scherzer’s career income

Scherzer has enjoyed a very lucrative MLB career. According to Spotrac, Scherzer raised $ 139,575,000 during his time in the big leagues.

This is not the first major chord signed by Scherzer.

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He signed a seven-year, $ 210 million deal with the Nationals in 2015. That deal will continue to pay him well, as he is expected to earn around $ 15 million a year from Washington from 2022 to 2028, albeit under of the exchange. along with the Dodgers, Los Angeles will have to pay $ 35 million of the remaining $ 105 million it is set to raise under the deal with Washington. So the Nationals will send out a $ 15 million paycheck to watch Scherzer play against them.

By the end of his deferred payments, he will have earned almost $ 400 million during his career as a pitcher.

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