- Max Scherzer is signing with the Mets for a small fortune.
- In response to the news, the internet collectively lost its mind.
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Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer is signing with the New York Mets. No, seriously, the deal is all-but done and Mad Max is on his way to the world’s largest media market.
And per MLB insider Jon Heyman, he’s going to make a lot of money to do so. His contract will make him the highest paid player in baseball.
Max Scherzer and the Mets are finalizing $130M, 3-year deal. Minor details to go only.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 29, 2021
Scherzer is set to be paid $43 million per year. That’s $6 million more than the second-highest paid player.
Mets starter Jacob deGrom and Yankees ace Gerrit Cole are set to earn $36 million in 2022, which was previously tied for the highest pitcher salary. Angels slugger Mike Trout, the highest paid hitter and previous highest-paid player, will make $37 million next year.
Scherzer reportedly was seeking a four-year deal, and considering the fact that he is 37 years old, it makes sense that the Mets would pay him more for three years rather than add a fourth. It is still a gargantuan amount of money either way.
Here are some of the things that Scherzer can buy with his new contract:
- 21,702,838 Big Mac meals from McDonald’s
- 87,248,322 Doritos Locos Tacos from Taco Bell
- ‘Portrait de L’Artiste San Barbe’ by Vincent Van Gogh ($98.5 million)
- An Airbus A320neo plane ($96.7 million)
- 37 commercial wind turbines
- The entire Republic of Palau’s annual expenditures
- 16.9 miles of Interstate Highway in the state of Florida
Scherzer is making bank and the internet went crazy over the news.
Here are some of the best reactions to Scherzer’s Mets signing:
What Max Scherzer’s $130M contract gets him in NYC pic.twitter.com/JlKLgXjXRn
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) November 29, 2021
Jacob deGrom picking Max Scherzer up from the airport like pic.twitter.com/5fx2DNcGiK
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) November 29, 2021
Can't be that mad, Mets are spending money like they're drunker than Max Scherzer after the Wild Card Game.
— Doug McKain (@DMAC_LA) November 29, 2021
“We had the Wilpons! We had Van Wagenen! It was rough shit! But we have Max Scherzer!” pic.twitter.com/rxmKL111AL
— Freddie de Grom (@vodkasnowflake) November 29, 2021
Thanks to Max Scherzer we finally have an answer to "how much would someone have to pay you to ruin your own life"
— Jon Tayler, Top 0.1% On OnlyJons (@JATayler) November 29, 2021
Be there. #MaxScherzer pic.twitter.com/UZSw5Ke8TW
— The 7 Line (@The7Line) November 29, 2021
Mets fans once they saw the news that their team indeed signed Max Scherzer to form one of the best 1-2 punches in the game Jacob deGrom and Max. pic.twitter.com/fK2Q7gFPPy
— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamson44) November 29, 2021
Max Scherzer is a New York Met pic.twitter.com/E1vgUKST8B
— Richard Staff (@RichardStaff) November 29, 2021
Mets fans rn 😂 #MaxScherzer
— Doug McKain (@DMAC_LA) November 29, 2021
Ok, let’s take a live look at Citi Field. #MaxScherzer #mets #unclestevie @News12LI @News12LI pic.twitter.com/0z11T1Mdhs
— Kevin Maher (@KMaherNews12) November 29, 2021
If Max Scherzer signs with the Mets, I don't want to hear any sugarcoating in the introductory press conference.
He should just look into the cameras and say they paid me more than anyone else, then walk away.
— Ryan Finkelstein (@FinkelsteinRyan) November 28, 2021
Steve Cohen to Max Scherzer pic.twitter.com/U4sGH1azEF
— Dave Morelli (@DaveMorelli) November 29, 2021
the #mets and max scherzer for the past 24 hours pic.twitter.com/Zjkx5zjp6U
— Max Kohn (@maxkohn21) November 29, 2021
Max Scherzer is a New York Met pic.twitter.com/DNbvF4goyA
— Mets'd Up Podcast (@MetsdUp) November 29, 2021
Steve Cohen over the past few days:
Eduardo Escobar 2 yrs $20 million
Mark Canha 2 yrs $26.5 million
Starling Marte 4 yrs $78 million
MAX SCHERZER 3 yrs $130 million#LFGM #Mets pic.twitter.com/9y3ohy3EIp
— Preston Cucuzza (@PrestonCucuzza) November 29, 2021
Around the time it was reported that Max Scherzer would sign with the Mets, it started snowing in NYC.#LGM pic.twitter.com/aD1glZkBdY
— Scott Fallon (@NewsFallon) November 29, 2021
Steve Cohen To Max Scherzer Right now pic.twitter.com/hYUSG90W3Y
— Conor Winters (@conor2389) November 29, 2021
If the Mets get Max Scherzer pic.twitter.com/eUbdNU0dqh
— JERM (@Jeremyforyou) November 29, 2021
HOW CAN YOU RESIST THIS?#MaxScherzer #PASTRAMI #KatzDeli
PASS ME A PICKLE PLEASE 🥒 pic.twitter.com/chtm8Ax545
— steve (@ferris316) November 29, 2021
Max Scherzer on the Mets in 3 years: pic.twitter.com/s6KuZxiy92
— Jack (@YelichWasRobbed) November 29, 2021
All my hatred for Max Scherzer leaving my body if he signs with the @Mets… pic.twitter.com/t8d6ApsmKY
— Vic Flair…😶🌫️ (@VictorCorrleone) November 28, 2021