the opener Justin Verlander He earned everything a pitcher could earn in the 2022 Major League Baseball season with the Houston Astros, including and now he’s moving to the Big Apple to play the 2023 season with the New York Mets.
According to the report by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletics, the deal between Verlander and the Mets is two years for 86.66 million dollars. Additionally, the pitcher has the option to stay for a third year if he meets certain incentives, such as pitching innings or starting games.
With that contract, Verlander will have the highest annual average among pitchers. The former Houstonian will make $43.33 million per year, the same as his teammate Max Scherzer. Scherzer signed for three years and 130 million dollars.
During the regular season with the Astros, Verlander started 28 games, winning 18 and losing four, posting a 1.75 ERA. after pitching 175 complete innings, allowing 34 runs and striking out 185 of the 666 batters he faced. Additionally, he was part of the World Series winning team and won the American League Cy Young Award.
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The arrival of Verlander will serve to replace the departure of Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers. For next season, the Mets starting rotation will feature Max ScherzerCarlos CarrascoDavid Peterson and Tyler It fits.