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(ESPN)   Who would give a 40-year-old pitcher $86 million for two years? Meet the Mets, Meet the Mets   (espn.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Major League Baseball, stratosphere of the free agent market, SAN DIEGO, Justin Verlander, New York Mets, Jacob deGrom, Detroit Tigers, Major League Baseball pitchers  
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2022-12-06 6:39:31 AM  
Will Bobby Bonilla day be replaced with Justin Verlander day?
 
2022-12-06 7:32:57 AM  

veale728: Will Bobby Bonilla day be replaced with Justin Verlander day?


It's a 2 year contract. And the Mets can afford it
 
2022-12-06 7:42:13 AM  
And he had Tommy John in 2021, which is a little like getting COVID: longterm, it's not good for you, but if you get through it, it buys you some time before worrying about it again.
 
2022-12-06 7:46:03 AM  
I got a feeling this guy is going to try to get to 300 wins. And he may be the last guy to reach that milestone for a very long time
 
2022-12-06 8:59:43 AM  
subby never heard of justin verlander i guess
 
2022-12-06 9:07:20 AM  

Gubbo: veale728: Will Bobby Bonilla day be replaced with Justin Verlander day?

It's a 2 year contract. And the Mets can afford it


Based on Verlander's last season performance, it is reasonable to assume at least the first year will be worth it.
 
2022-12-06 9:13:28 AM  
meet the mets, feel despair
walk into traffic like you don't even care
 
2022-12-06 9:21:36 AM  
he deserves to have two ejection handles with $43 million on each.  Good on him, idve done the same
 
2022-12-06 9:30:21 AM  
Fark those farking motherfarking pieces of motherfarking shiat, and fark McNamara, and fark Clemens, and fark Schiraldi, and fark Gedman.

/Wait, what just happened?
//Sorry, seeing "Mets" and "86" in close proximity is apparently still a trigger for my suppressed childhood trauma
 
2022-12-06 9:57:39 AM  
Lots of teams would if he was still pitching at a high level.   Cleveland signed Satchel Paige in '48 when he was at least 40, and probably closer to 50.   He had a fine couple of seasons.  It's a two year contract.   He was the best pitcher in the league last season.   It's a good move by Mets standards.
 
2022-12-06 10:15:37 AM  
I really wanted him to sign with and retire as a Tiger.
 
2022-12-06 10:21:56 AM  
Where do I volunteer to be able to knock the bottom out of KU every day on a bed covered in $17k for two more years?
 
2022-12-06 10:22:43 AM  

Bob The Nob: Where do I volunteer to be able to knock the bottom out of KU every day on a bed covered in $17k for two more years?


$117k/day, that is.
 
2022-12-06 11:05:30 AM  
\Bob The Nob: Bob The Nob: Where do I volunteer to be able to knock the bottom out of KU every day on a bed covered in $17k for two more years?

$117k/day, that is.


$117K/day sure is nice, but it's not like I'd turn down the opportunity to fornicate with KU while getting a one-time payment of $17K either.
 
2022-12-06 11:46:55 AM  

veale728: Will Bobby Bonilla day be replaced with Justin Verlander day?


Yes. The annual celebration of the only deferred contract in sports history (Bobby Bonilla's) will be replaced by a celebration of Justin Verlander signing a 2 year contract.
 
2022-12-06 11:52:43 AM  

Obscure Login: veale728: Will Bobby Bonilla day be replaced with Justin Verlander day?

Yes. The annual celebration of the only deferred contract in sports history (Bobby Bonilla's) will be replaced by a celebration of Justin Verlander signing a 2 year contract.


Obligatory "Bruce Sutter's contract was many times worse" comment.
 
2022-12-06 12:57:50 PM  

Bob The Nob: Where do I volunteer to be able to knock the bottom out of KU every day on a bed covered in $17k for two more years?


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came back here to say this.....
 
2022-12-06 1:54:29 PM  

Killer Cars: but it's not like I'd turn down the opportunity to fornicate with KU while getting a one-time payment of $17K either.


I would pay her that much too or I would pay you that much to take your place
 
2022-12-06 2:41:22 PM  

Gubbo: veale728: Will Bobby Bonilla day be replaced with Justin Verlander day?

It's a 2 year contract. And the Mets can afford it


When I read the details of the deal I thought, "Damn, that's...actually a smart move by them."

Look at it this way: Wanna spend $185 million on a pitcher that hasn't made more than 25 starts in a season since 2019 or spend less than $90 million on someone who came off TJ surgery and looked as good as he did before TJ surgery?
 
2022-12-06 2:43:01 PM  

Muta: Gubbo: veale728: Will Bobby Bonilla day be replaced with Justin Verlander day?

It's a 2 year contract. And the Mets can afford it

Based on Verlander's last season performance, it is reasonable to assume at least the first year will be worth it.


His ERA could be up between .50 to .75 in 2023...and it would still be a good deal.
 
2022-12-06 4:06:12 PM  

Rwa2play: Muta: Gubbo: veale728: Will Bobby Bonilla day be replaced with Justin Verlander day?

It's a 2 year contract. And the Mets can afford it

Based on Verlander's last season performance, it is reasonable to assume at least the first year will be worth it.

His ERA could be up between .50 to .75 in 2023...and it would still be a good deal.


No doubt.  Dangerous acquisition for the rest of the NL East.
 
2022-12-06 4:19:05 PM  

thesharkman: I got a feeling this guy is going to try to get to 300 wins. And he may be the last guy to reach that milestone for a very long time


I'd love to see him do it, but it'd be hard for him to get it.

Right now he's sitting at 244 wins.  He turns 40 in February.  If he does three more seasons he'll retire at 43, in which case he'd have to average 18.6 wins per season.  If he does four more seasons, he'd have to average 14.

While difficult, it's possible, but the stars are going to have to align for that to happen.  He doesn't just have to perform at an elite level at an advanced age, his team has to give him run support as well.  Keeping his ERA under 3.0 the next four years would be hard enough, but getting a W isn't just about what the pitcher does, the team has to back him up with runs.

Can he rely on the Mets for that?
 
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