Max Scherzer would reach a three-year, $ 130 million deal with the NY Mets, sources say

All-star starter Max Scherzer and the New York Mets are finalizing a deal expected to be in the three-year, $ 130 million range, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

There are still details to be worked out and the figures could change, the sources added.

The Mets have spent a lot of money over the weekend, signing center fielder Starling Marte, infielder Eduardo Escobar and outfielder Mark Canha for a combined value of $ 124.5 million.

And after seeing starters Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz sign with other teams in the past two weeks, new owner Steve Cohen was not going to be denied one of the best pitchers on the market at Scherzer.

Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, was among the top pitchers of the 2010s, along with Justin Verlander and Clayton Kershaw, and has carried his dominance into the 2020s.

In 2021, during his 36-year season, Scherzer was 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA in 179⅓ innings for the Washington Nationals and Dodgers.

He fanned 236 batters and reached just 36. He ultimately finished third in the National League Cy Young.