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Morning Mound Visit: Scherzer, Seager et al. sign monster deals

The et al is Robbie Ray.

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Christian Romo | Amazin’ Avenue: The Mets signed Max Scherzer to a three-year $140 million deal on Monday. Scherzer finished third in Cy Young voting in 2021 with a 2.91 FIP in 179 13 innings. The $43 million Scherzer will earn each year breaks the record for annual average value.

Adam J. Morris | Lone Star Ball: The day after signing Marcus Semien to a seven-year, $175 million deal, the Rangers acquired the other half of their double-play duo. Corey Seager signed a 10-year, $325 million deal with the Rangers.

Isabelle Minasian | Lookout Landing: After getting Adam Frazier from the Padres, the Mariners picked up Robbie Ray for $115 million over five years. The Mariners likely aren’t done as they have few financial commitments and have been linked to Kris Bryant among others.

  • The Giants are also finalizing a deal with Alex Cobb. There’s no word on contract details yet, but Buster Olney reports it will be two years for somewhere between $18 and $22 million.
  • The Pirates traded Jacob Stallings to the Marlins in exchange for Zach Nicholas, Connor Scott, and Kyle Nicolas.
  • Atlanta signed Kirby Yates to a two-year deal worth $8.25 million.
  • The Dodgers signed Daniel Hudson to a one-year, $7 million deal.