New York Mets

New York Mets

New York Mets

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 03: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning in Game Five of the 2022 World Series at Citizens Bank Park on November 03, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rumors were swirling on Sunday that the New York Mets could be closing in former Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander on a potential deal.

While nothing is official, former Met Carlos Baegra, who played for the Amazin’s in the mid-90s, posted on Instagram that Verlander was coming to New York on a two-year $86.5 million deal.

Nothing of course is official, or eminent. Yet New York Post baseball insider Jon Heyman says that Verlander is has offers from multiple teams, and names the Mets and Dodgers as potential suitors.

Verlander will be 40 next season. He will be two years removed from Tommy John Surgery next season. Last year he pitched to a 1.84 ERA and an 18-4 record with the eventual World Series champion Houston Astros.

Should he join the Mets, he would be reunited with his old Detroit Tigers teammate Max Scherzer.

Of course reaction to a possible Mets-Verlander union has Mets fans divided.

  • In Support of Verlander Signing

  • Others not too crazy about Verlander to the Mets.

  • Otheres Skepitcal of the Rumors

  • More Mets fans debate

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