Max Scherzer Contract: Can Give Cy Young Three Biggest AAV Winners In MLB History

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NS New York Mets working on a deal with a right-handed starter Max Scherzer for a three-year, $130 million contract. Such a contract would set the Major League Baseball record for highest average annual value (AAV).

Scherzer’s contract amounted to 43.3 million AAV, surpassing the previous record set by the Yankees ace Gerrit Cole ($36 million) during the 2019-20 season. Cole himself broke a mark that had been established by Mike Trout, when he signed a more than $35 million annual renewal with the Angels.

Here’s a look at the new top 10, under the Contract of Cot:

Scherzer, 37, ranked 7th on CBS Sports’ top 50 free agents list. This is what we wrote at the time:

Scherzer will rank slightly higher given the “dead arm” problems he has experienced in post-season. Alas, we have no choice but to dock with him without a good sense of what, if any, those woes will mean for him in the future. If Scherzer is right by the rain, he remains one of the top pitchers in the professional league thanks to his distinctive blend of content and fashion sense.

Scherzer’s addition ends a frenetic week for the Mets. New general manager Billy Eppler agreed terms with a trio of positional players last Friday, writes midfielder Eduardo Escobar, utility player Mark Canha, and midfielder Starling Marte. Those three got contracts worth more than $120 million combined.

Former Marlins chairman David Samson broke Scherzer’s deal on Monday with David Samson. Listen below:

Before signing Scherzer, the Mets were connected to right-handed people Kevin Gausman, who signed a five-year pact with Toronto Blue Jays worth 110 million dollars. Max Scherzer Contract: Can Give Cy Young Three Biggest AAV Winners In MLB History


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