The Mets inked the star right-hander to a three-year, $130 million contract back in November prior to the start of the MLB lockout, which has since ended thanks to a new CBA being agreed upon.
Yesterday, at Mets camp, Scherzer expressed his excitement to get going with his new team, as well as his excitement for having a chance to be in the same starting rotation as Mets ace Jacob deGrom.
The Mets rotation is now stacked, and this is what Scherzer had to say about his new teammate.
These two on the same staff will be a joy to watch.
— MLB (@MLB) March 13, 2022
As mentioned above, New York’s rotation is looking really strong heading into 2022, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a rotation better than what the Mets have right now.
But it’s good to see Scherzer excited about pitching alongside perhaps the best pitcher in baseball today in deGrom.
Any pitcher would be thrilled to have the opportunity to pitch alongside somebody of deGrom’s caliber.
The Mets are the likely favorite on paper in the NL East entering the 2022 season, thanks in large part to their starting rotation, which now not only features Scherzer and deGrom, but Chris Bassitt as well.
Mets owner Steve Cohen has had quite a busy offseason to this point, and there’s no reason to believe he’ll be done spending anytime soon.
He wants to win and put the best possible product on the field for Mets fans, and having Scherzer in the same rotation as deGrom can certainly help with that.
We’ll see what the Mets do in the next few days, as free agency is sure to ratchet up even more.