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Mets, Justin Verlander Reach Agreement



Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander is taking his talents to the Big Apple, agreeing to terms on a two-year, $86 million deal with the New York Mets, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Verlander, 39, has a new deal that includes a vesting third-year option.

Verlander turns 40 in February and is coming off an incredible season where he returned from Tommy John surgery to lead the Houston Astros to their second World Series championship in 2022, pitching to the tune of the lowest ERA in the majors and taking home his third Cy Young Award, becoming the first player to earn the award after not pitching in the previous season.

Verlander went 18-4 with a 1.75 ERA and 185 strikeouts in 28 starts this past season and made his ninth All-Star team for the Astros.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.