The New York Mets they saw how Jacob deGrom signed with the Texas Rangers for 5 seasons and 185 million dollars, leaving them orphans of an elite starter for the 2023 campaign. However, the Metropolitans’ board knows that there are options left in free agency and now all their efforts will go in the direction of Justin Verlander.

verlander he is on the market after winning the American League Cy Young and the World Series with the Houston Astros, asking for a salary approaching $40 million a year. Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and the sidereals are talking with the pitcher, who will now have those from Queens among his suitors.

SNY’s Andy Martino said Verlander became the Mets’ priority after seeing how deGrom opted to restart his career in Texas.

Verlander, three-time winner of the Cy Young, the MVP, the Triple Crown, two ERA titles and a couple of World Series rings, is looking for a pact similar to the one Max Scherzer signed with the New York Mets, which gave him 130 million dollars over 3 years, paying him 43 million dollars annually.