According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the New York Mets are finalizing a 3-year, $130 million deal with free-agent RHP Max Scherzer.
As noted by Spotrac, this contract makes Scherzer the highest-paid player (annually) in baseball.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2021
Highest Average Paid #MLB Players
1. Max Scherzer, $43M
2. Gerrit Cole, $36M
3. Mike Trout, $35.5M
4. Rendon/Strasburg, $35M
5. Francisco Lindor, $34.1M
37 years old & $7M clear of any player in MLB history. https://t.co/in7OKE6Vc6
— Spotrac (@spotrac) November 29, 2021