Justin Verlander cashed in on Monday, signing a two-year, $86 million deal with the New York Mets.
The deal also includes a vesting option for 2025.
Verlander won the American League Cy Young Award after posting an MLB-best 1.75 ERA in 28 starts, winning 18 games in the process.
The 39-year-old also helped guide the Houston Astros to their second World Series title.
But the veteran right-hander has made his mark on two organizations.
Verlander was the ace of the Detroit Tigers for a number of years before being traded to Houston in 2017.
In Houston, he won two Cy Young Awards and two World Series titles.
One MLB analyst predicted on Twitter that Verlander will one day have his iconic No. 35 retired by both the Astros and the Tigers when his career reaches its end.
Verlander will have the rare distinction of being one of the few players to have his number retired by two different organizations. No one should ever wear 35 in Houston again.
— Chris Castellani (@Castellani2014) December 5, 2022
In 2006, Verlander burst onto the scene and earned AL Rookie of the Year honors, guiding the Tigers to their first World Series appearance since 1984.
Five years later, he not only won his first Cy Young Award, but was also crowned the American League MVP.
In 2012, he helped guide the Tigers back to the Fall Classic.
Of course, he continued his dominance in Houston and reached even greater heights.
Still, the veteran ace will always be loved in both Detroit and Houston.
He helped guide two organizations back to prominence after years of struggles.
His No. 35 became a staple in both cities.
Both organizations will always appreciate what Verlander did for them.
Having his number retired by both teams certainly is not a stretch.