ASTROS HOT STOVE
We have official news on Justin Verlander's future
According to multiple reports, Justin Verlander is signing with the New York Mets.
Justin Verlander’s deal with the Mets is for two years and $86 million, per source. It includes a vesting third-year option. After losing Jacob deGrom, the Mets replace him with the American League Cy Young Award winner, who will be paired atop their rotation with Max Scherzer.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 5, 2022
ESPN's Jeff Passan is reporting that the deal is for 2-years $86 million with a third year vesting option.
The Mets lost Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers over the weekend, so brining in Verlander to replace him makes a lot of sense for New York. Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander will make a scary one two punch for the Mets.
Now that the Verlander signing is official, the Astros can add some more pieces to the roster. The Astros are rumored to have interest in signing another outfielder, or free agent catcher Willson Contreras.