The Mets and owner Steve Cohen got their man. Max Scherzer and the New York Mets are reportedly in agreement on a deal expected to be in the three-year, $130 million deal range, though the exact number could change.
It is reported there is an opt out clause after the second season.
This is a massive deal for the 37-year-old star.
Scherzer has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals and most recently the Los Angeles Dodgers. He's an eight-time All-Star, a World Series champion, a three-time Cy Young Award winner and made the All-MLB First Team twice, including 2021.
So it's a big deal for the Mets as well, to say the least. Twitter reacted to the news and, as always, people had a lot to say. Here are some of the best tweets:
Before the Mets confirmed the news, they tweeted this.
The convincing began before Monday:
Mets fans are feeling good today.
What number should he wear?
Here's what Mad Max looks like in a Mets uni:
Even other sporting leagues are getting in on the fun: