Max Scherzer was third in the NL Cy Young voting.

Max Scherzer and The New York Mets have reportedly agreed to a three-year deal that would see the three-time Cy Young Award winner to Queens and strengthen an already formidable rotation.

According to the MLB Network Scherzer and Mets reached an agreement that would have Scherzer receive the greatest average annual value of any MLB player.

ESPN reported that the deal was worth $130million and that he could earn approximately $43 million each season.

Scherzer to Mets talks began on Saturday, as New York was reportedly making deals in New York with Starling Marte Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar. Initial talks about a Scherzer deal were considered a distant possibility. However, negotiations began to accelerate over the weekend.

It was clear that Scherzer would be joining the Mets by Sunday’s close.

The 37-year old righty has been one the most successful pitchers in baseball. He began the 2021 season as a member of the Washington Nationals, and was later traded to Los Angeles Dodgers. He was 15-4 in 30 appearances with a 2.46 ERA, 236 strikeouts and a total of 306. He was third in Cy Young voting.

New York could use another solid arm in its rotation, especially to relieve the pressure on Jacob deGrom who was shut down last season after making 15 starts for the Mets.

It is unclear if Marcus Stroman will be returning to New York, and the rotation is still quite young after deGrom (and now Scherzer). Taijuan Walker, Tylor Megill, and David Peterson have a combined age of 29. Scherzer will assist in the rotation, but that’s not all the team needs.