Steve Cohen’s Mets could be headed for record $300M payroll after spending spree

Dec 1, 2021

Steve Cohen might set a record before he wins a title, not that Mets fans will mind as long as the former leads to the latter.

With the signing of Max Scherzer to a three-year, $130 million contract on Monday, the Mets’ estimated luxury-tax payroll — which includes player benefits and minor league call-ups as well as approximations for arbitration-eligible players — climbed to a tick above $266 million, per Spotrac. Could the Mets become the first team to hit the $300 million mark?

Source: New York Post