Free agent right-handed starter Max Scherzer is close to finalizing a deal with the New York Mets according to Jon Heyman. Heyman says it's a 3 year deal that is going to be in the $130 million range.
Last season, Scherzer finished third in NL Cy Young voting (his sixth top-three finish and eighth top-five finish) when he went 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 236 strikeouts against 36 walks in 179 1/3 innings. After the trade, the Dodgers went 11-0 in his starts while he had a 1.98 ERA. In the playoffs, he had a 2.16 ERA, though the Dodgers lost two of his four starts.
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