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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander winds up to pitch in a Space City–themed uniform

The Mets Had No Choice but to Sign Justin Verlander

The three-time Cy Young winner, who turns 40 in February, still has plenty of elite baseball left in him.

Justin Verlander delivers a pitch against the Mets

Justin Verlander Is an Upgrade Over Jacob deGrom for the Mets

Three days after losing a franchise icon, they signed the one pitcher who makes them even better.

Fred McGriff of the Atlanta Braves bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates during a Major League Baseball game at Three Rivers Stadium in 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

McGriff’s Validation Contrasted by Condemnation of Bonds, Clemens

A Hall of Fame committee comprised mostly of baseball executives and players made clear the type of player they do and do not want in Cooperstown.

Rangers pitcher Jacob deGrom throws from the mound while with the Mets.

Jacob deGrom’s Deal Opens MLB’s Free Agency Spigot

The Rangers’ massive contract with the former Mets ace shows this game is about its stars perhaps more than ever before.