Max Scherzer Signs With the Mets – Can They Win the 2022 World Series?

| November 30, 2021 10:30 am PDT

Max Scherzer was one of the biggest names on the market for this season’s free agency period. He has arguably been one of, if not the best pitcher for the past couple of seasons and was due for a huge contract.

The Mets are going all in when it comes to the payroll, adding multiple players within the past couple days.

Scherzer is joining Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar, and Mark Canha as the recent free agents headed to New York.

The Mets have jumped up the 2022 World Series odds, who are now offered at +900 after being at +1800 a couple of weeks ago. Let’s get into Scherzer’s addition to their lineup and their 2022 season outlook.

Max Scherzer Contract Details

Scherzer’s deal with the Mets makes him the highest paid player in baseball per season.

His contract is for 3 years and worth $130 million, which is an average of $43.33 million per season. That is more than $7 million per season than the next highest paid player in the MLB (Gerrit Cole, $36 million per season).

I highly doubt he would opt out of the highest per season contract in baseball history, so the Mets have pretty much locked him up for the next 3 seasons.

The 11th overall pick from the 2006 MLB Draft is going to go down as one of the richest players to ever play the game of baseball. His career earnings are crazy high as of right now and are going to keep climbing.

Scherzer has total cash earnings of $139,575,000 throughout his career today, but that is going to be even higher as the Nationals have deferred his contract as well as his new one.

The Nationals (and Dodgers for one season) owe Scherzer $15 million per season from 2022 to 2028, which adds up to another $105 million.

Add all of that to the $130 million on his new contract, and you get $375,575,000 in career earnings. He can even play past the next 3 seasons and reach an even higher total if he wanted, but that is an incredibly outstanding career from a financial perspective.

The Mets Roster With Scherzer

The Mets pitching has been their strength for quite some time now. There was a little scare to their rotation with Noah Syndergaard heading to the Angels and Marcus Stroman walking, but they look even better now.

They already had arguably the best pitcher on the planet in Jacob deGrom, but now they add Scherzer to their rotation.

deGrom and Scherzer are definitely the best 1-2 combo in the MLB right now and might be the best ever. Add in Carlos Carrasco and Taijuan Walker, that makes for a very solid pitching rotation for the Mets in 2022 and a little further.

The Mets were not playing scared in free agency this season, as they now are looking like a legitimate threat to win the World Series in 2022. Their odds were split in half on BetOnline, moving from +1800 to +900. 

Scherzer, Marte, Canha, and Escobar are joining Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso, Brandon Nimmo, and Robinson Cano in the Mets positions player batch.

They have serious potential to be one of the best teams in the MLB for this upcoming season.

Betting on the Mets in 2022

The Mets are looking way up for 2022. They have been very active in free agency and they can be a dangerous team this season because of that. In recent memory, the Mets have been a very inconsistent team.

Last season, they had a golden opportunity to win their division when the Braves lost Ronald Acuna for the season. Instead, they finished 77-85 and third in their division, while the Braves won the World Series.

There is a real possibility that the Mets will disappoint like they seem to do every season. They tend to be plagued with injuries and go through long dry spells offensively.

It is possible they do that again this season, but it could also be their breakthrough season.

They are bringing in a lot of new faces and they have some real talent this season. Season long bets are always difficult to predict because so much can happen.

With that being said, the Mets could be on your list for potential 2022 World Series bets following the acquisition of Max Scherzer. You can read more about the early MLB odds from my article earlier during the MLB offseason.

Anthony Haage

Anthony is a sports writer for covering the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and more. He also covers other various topics such as entertainment, general sports betting tips, and more.

His favorite teams are the Chicago Bears, Bulls, Cubs, and Blackhawks. He also will be a temporary fan of any team if it means winning him bets.

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