MLB Rumor Links Mets to Done Deal With Justin Verlander

Adam Taylor McKillop
An MLB rumor during the Winter Meetings suggest the New York Mets have a done deal with Justin Verlander.
An MLB rumor during the Winter Meetings suggest the New York Mets have a done deal with Justin Verlander. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Just a few days removed from Jacob deGrom's blockbuster signing (and departure), the New York Mets have their eyes on replacing his talents in their starting rotation. He was considered one of just three elite pitchers on the free agent market, meaning the franchise will have stiff competition to land an equal talent.

Early on Monday morning, a shocking rumor was floated around the Mets and Justin Verlander.

According to former MLB ballplayer Carlos Baerga's instagram account, the Mets are close to a done deal with Verlander. He claims the deal is worth two years and $86.8 million, with a mutual option on the third year.

It should be noted, none of the top MLB insiders (Ken Rosenthal, Buster Olney) have substantianed this claim.

But the fit makes sense, doesn't it? Verlander is fresh off one of the best seasons of his career, a season in which he took home the Cy Young award and led the league with a dominant 1.75 ERA. There have been plenty of murmurs around the Mets' reuniting Max Scherzer (their current ace) and Verlander. The duo once pitched together in the Detroit Tigers' rotation.

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