After stalling late Sunday night, talks between Max Scherzer and the Mets picked up again Monday morning, according to The Post’s Joel Sherman, with the team’s offer in the three-year, $129 million range — an average value of $43 million. Scherzer’s decision is expected to come Monday.

The deal, should Scherzer sign with the Mets, would surpass Trevor Bauer’s contract with the Dodgers — which he signed last year and paid him $40 million in 2021 — and set the record for a pitcher’s salary in a season. He’d pair with Jacob deGrom atop the team’s rotation, and bolster a rotation that missed out on adding Steven Matz and Kevin Gausman, who signed with the Cardinals and Blue Jays, respectively.

The Dodgers and Angels are also reportedly pursuing Scherzer.

The Mets have offered Max Scherzer a contract in the three-year, $129 million range.
AP

The Nationals dealt Scherzer to the Dodgers at the trade deadline last season, and the ace finished 7-0 across the remainder of the regular season with a 1.98 ERA. But after he pitched in Los Angeles’ NLDS-clinching win against the Giants, Scherzer dealt with arm problems and only threw 4.1 innings in the NLCS against the Braves while missing his scheduled Game 6 start.





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