Max Scherzer Is Signing With The Mets For A Small Fortune And Baseball Fans Are Mind-Blown

Max Scherzer New York Mets $130 Million Internet Reaction

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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.

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: