Justin Verlander RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kate Upton Reps Her Husband’s Team

    Egotastic Sports "Kate Upton is repping the Mets in a new photo she shared to Instagram, wearing the teams hat and reminding her fans about the upcoming "Amazin' Day" on March 25th. Amazin' Day is a day Mets fans are celebrating the city of New York and the team, with activations..." March 16

  • Justin Verlander gets real on his World Series-winning mindset ahead of 2023 season

    Clutch Points "New York Mets pitcher Justin Verlander discussed the importance of establishing a culture where people expect to win a championship in a Wednesday conference. “I’m not afraid to talk about winning a championship,” Verlander said, via SNY. “I..." March 15

  • Jim Leyland hopes New York Mets can succeed where he failed with Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer

    Sportsnaut "New York Mets manager Buck Showalter, seeking his first World Series appearance, has the estimable advantage of having potential Hall of Famers Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer at the top of his rotation. Jim Leyland had that advantage for four years with the Detroit Tigers..." February 23

  • Key to Mets’ season — How to protect Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and older rotation

    The Athletic "Pitching coach Jeremy Hefner thought almost all offseason about how to configure the Mets’ rotation. The average age of the team’s top five starting pitchers is 35. Their combined salary in 2022 is $129.3 million. How can the Mets keep them healthy throughout the six-month..." February 16

  • Kate Upton Celebrates With Justin Verlander

    Egotastic Sports "Kate Upton got glammed up this weekend to celebrate her husband Justin Verlander after he received his 3rd Cy Young Award. The MLB star accepted his award for being the best pitcher along with the Marlin's Sandy Alcántara but there was a catch to the celebration, the plaques were..." January 30

  • Justin Verlander, Sandy Alcantara accept error-filled Cy Young trophies

    The Score "Major League Baseball might want to start supervising its award engravers next year. The major award winners of 2022 received their trophies Saturday at the New York Baseball Writers' dinner. Unfortunately, the Cy Young Awards handed to pitchers Justin..." January 29

  • Kate Upton gets a workout in

    Egotastic Sports "MLB WAG and Sports Illustrated Swim icon, Kate Upton posted a video of her working out! She pretty much broke the internet before breaking the internet was a thing, back when she was their star player for at least 4-5 seasons of SI Swim, people thought she was the best thing to happen..." January 25

  • 3 reasons Justin Verlander will be better Mets fit than Jacob deGrom

    Clutch Points "When Jacob deGrom signed with the Texas Rangers before the Winter Meetings, the New York Mets pivoted quickly. They replaced a two-time Cy Young Award winner with a pitcher who’s won it three times, Justin Verlander. To their credit, the Mets negotiated on parallel planes..." December 09

  • Arson Judge, Justin Verlander-Max Scherzer Reunion and Other 2022 MLB Winter Meetings Takeaways

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's 2022 winter meetings blew through San Diego like a three-day whirlwind, sending Justin Verlander to the Mets, Trea Turner to the Phillies, Willson Contreras to the Cardinals, Kenley Jansen to the Red Sox and "Arson Judge" into the pantheon of baseball's..." December 08

  • Justin Verlander's Career Earnings After Reported $86M Contract with Mets

    Bleacher Report "The New York Mets and free-agent pitcher Justin Verlander reportedly agreed to a two-year, $86 million deal. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported the deal includes a vesting third-year option. Details on the performance thresholds Verlander will need to meet for that option to vest..." December 05

  • Justin Verlander $86M Contract Shows Mets Are All-In on 2023 Without Risking Future

    Bleacher Report "Pitchers like Jacob deGrom come around once in a generation, but it only took the New York Mets a few days to find a suitable replacement. On Monday, the first big story from MLB's winter meetings broke when Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported American..." December 05

  • With Justin Verlander signing, Mets fill a Jacob deGrom-sized hole with less risk

    The Athletic "In the hours after Jacob deGrom’s stunning departure for Texas on Friday, Mets officials spread a message far and wide across the free-agent landscape, according to people familiar with the situation: All that money that Steve Cohen had allocated toward deGrom was now..." December 05

  • Justin Verlander signs two-year, $86M deal with Mets

    Yahoo! Sports "Justin Verlander, the age-defying AL Cy Young winner and two-time World Series champion, is reportedly signing with the New York Mets. The New York Post's Jon Heyman reports it's a two-year, $86 million deal with a vesting third-year option. The..." December 05

  • Blue Jays “Remain Engaged” On Justin Verlander’s Market

    Sportsnet "Remember Tanner Roark? It was at the winter meetings three years ago that the Toronto Blue Jays began re-establishing themselves as off-season players by signing the self-described “diesel engine” for $24 million over two years. A couple of weeks later, general..." December 05

  • Mets pivoting to Justin Verlander after Jacob deGrom signs with Rangers

    The Score "The New York Mets are turning their attention to another Cy Young winner after Jacob deGrom signed with the Texas Rangers on Friday. Free-agent right-hander Justin Verlander is now "front and center" for New York, a source told SNY's..." December 03

  • Astros’ Justin Verlander reluctance could open door for other teams

    New York Post "Word is, the Astros and Justin Verlander are “far apart” in talks. Verlander seeks $130 million for three years (the Max Scherzer deal), and the Astros, with their deep rotation, seem pessimistic on Verlander, which may open things up for the Dodgers, Mets and..." December 02

  • Dodgers meeting with Justin Verlander on Monday

    Sportsnaut "Aiming to return to the World Series after a two-year drought, the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to add a pitcher who recently another ring to his trophy case. After signing with the Houston Astros in free agency a year ago, Justin Verlander is once again on the open market. Only,..." November 28

  • Yankees’ confidence level in signing Justin Verlander, revealed

    Clutch Points "Justin Verlander has hit the free-agent market after a phenomenal season for the Houston Astros. The New York Yankees are potentially in the mix for the superstar pitcher, along with other playoff teams. The Yankees have the resources to make a splash with Verlander but According..." November 25

  • Yankees in contact with Justin Verlander, Kodai Senga, Carlos Rodon

    The Score "The New York Yankees are interested in doing more than re-signing Aaron Judge this offseason. New York has been in contact with free-agent starters Justin Verlander, Kodai Senga, and Carlos Rodon in an attempt to boost its rotation ahead of the 2023..." November 24

  • Albert Pujols, Justin Verlander Named 2022 MLB Comeback Players of the Year

    Bleacher Report "Two of baseball's biggest stars put together tremendous bounce-back seasons in 2022. St. Louis Cardinals great Albert Pujols and Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander were named the National League and American League Comeback Players of the Year, respectively, on..." November 22

  • Mets speak with free-agent Justin Verlander

    The Athletic "2011 to 2014, be headed for a reunion? It is at least a possibility. The Mets, dealing with several holes in their rotation, including the possible loss of ace right-hander Jacob deGrom, spoke with Verlander by Zoom last week, according to major-league..." November 20

  • Mets Considering Justin Verlander

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets are hopeful of re-signing Jacob deGrom, but if they fail in that pursuit, reigning AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander has emerged as a “prominent possibility” for the team, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Puma cites a source that confirms..." November 20

  • Justin Verlander in MLB free agency: 5 ideal landing spots for Cy Young Award winner

    Sportsnaut "Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander was already a pitcher garnering notable attention in MLB free agency, but now, with another American League Cy Young Award in the trophy case, the 39-year-old may be one of the most sought-after players on the market. The 2022 season was always..." November 17

  • Justin Verlander Wins American League Cy Young Award

    MLB.com "With the smell of champagne still lingering in his senses and the sight of 2 million Astros fans lining a downtown street last week to celebrate another World Series championship still fresh in mind, Justin Verlander said he didn’t exactly feel comfortable..." November 17

  • 2 reasons Dodgers are perfect fit for Justin Verlander

    Clutch Points "Justin Verlander is still one of the best pitchers in baseball even though he will turn 40 ahead of the 2023 season. The right-hander, fresh off of a World Series victory with the Houston Astros, is already receiving attention in free agency. Teams such as the Astros, Mets, and Yankees have..." November 16

  • Justin Verlander free agency: 3 reasons Mets are perfect fit for ace

    Clutch Points "The New York Mets are back to the drawing board after falling apart yet again in the 2022 season, this time in the National League Wild Card round. The Mets are rumored to be interested in signing some big names this offseason, and while they will likely focus on retaining some of their own..." November 16

  • Justin Verlander wants similar deal to Max Scherzer's 3 years, $130M

    The Score "Justin Verlander is looking for a serious payday in free agency. Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said the right-handed ace wants a deal similar to Max Scherzer's three-year, $130-million contract inked with the New York Mets last offseason, according to Brian..." November 16

  • Mets’ Max Scherzer plan for Justin Verlander amid Jacob deGrom uncertainty

    Clutch Points "The New York Mets are considering all of their options amid Jacob deGrom’s uncertainty. As a result, the Mets may be inclined to pursue Justin Verlander in free agency. And Max Scherzer’s contract could set the path for a Verlander contract, per SNY. “The idea..." November 15

  • 3 best free agency destinations for Justin Verlander

    Clutch Points "Justin Verlander will turn 40-years old in February. Nevertheless, the 2022 Cy Young hopeful will receive plenty of interest on the MLB free agent market. But where should Verlander sign in what could be the final contract of his historic career. There are 3 teams that standout as good fits for..." November 11

  • The Top Landing Spots for Justin Verlander in MLB Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "This won't be anything like last offseason for Justin Verlander. Sure, there was intrigue to see him come back after missing two years while recovering from a torn UCL. Well over a dozen teams sent scouts to watch him work out in Florida last November, when he threw about 25..." November 10

  • Justin Verlander Declines $25M Astros Contract Option for 2023 Season, Will Be FA

    MLB Trade Rumors "The MLBPA issued a press release today, announcing four new entrants to free agency. Three of them were already reported upon, as Jordan Lyles, Tommy Pham and Mychal Givens all had options turned down by their respective clubs recently. The fourth..." November 10

  • Astros 'working on' keeping Justin Verlander

    The Score "Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is hopeful ace right-hander Justin Verlander will remain with the franchise next season. Verlander must decide by Thursday whether he intends to opt out of his $25-million salary for 2023. " November 09

  • Gisele Bündchen Gets Blasted After Supermodel Kate Upton Says She Won’t Pressure Justin Verlander To Retire

    Total Pro Sports "It could all be so simple. The Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1, Saturday night in Game 6 to win the World Series in front of their home crowd which sent the entire city into a frenzy. Kate Upton and her husband, Astros ace Justin Verlander, were seen..." November 06

  • Dusty Baker leaned on great quote in handling Justin Verlander

    Larry Brown Sports "Justin Verlander battled through five innings to get his first career World Series win in Game 5 Thursday, and part of that was down to manager Dusty Baker’s faith in his ace. Baker’s handling of his starter can apparently be partly credited to some old wisdom he received in his..." November 04

  • Kate Upton was Taunted at Last Night’s World Series Game

    Egotastic Sports "Justin Verlander, husband and baby daddy to SI Swim icon Kate Upton, helped the Astros defeat the Phillies 3-2 in game of last night. This probably makes MATTRESS MACK pretty excited, because that puts him one game away from his 75 million dollars winning from his 10 million..." November 04

  • Justin Verlander: 'Premature' to think Game 5 start could be last with Astros

    The Score "Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will take the ball for Thursday's Game 5 of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, a start that could be the last of Verlander's five-year run in Houston. Verlander, 39, holds a $25-million option for 2023 and..." November 02

  • Justin Verlander explains flipping off Phillies fans

    The Score "Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander gave the middle finger to Philadelphia Phillies fans on Monday and wanted to make sure they knew it was just for a laugh. A video captured Verlander flipping off Phillies fans from the Astros' team bus and then..." November 01

  • Justin Verlander to make history with next World Series start

    971 The Ticket "On Friday night in Houston, Justin Verlander will make the eighth World Series start of his career. Which, impressive as it is, doesn't really stand out in MLB's record books. 10 pitchers have made at least nine World Series starts. Hall of Famer Whitey Ford leads the way with..." October 27

  • Justin Verlander getting antsy as Astros await Yankees-Guardians ALDS result

    Clutch Points "The Houston Astros are still waiting to find out their opponent for the ALCS as the Cleveland Guardians and New York Yankees finish up their ALDS series. Houston took care of business against the Seattle Mariners over the weekend. Meanwhile, Cleveland and New York’s series will be decided..." October 18

  • Justin Verlander addresses retirement rumors with aggressive statement

    Clutch Points "Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is now 39 years old, which has some thinking he could potentially retire in the not-too-distant future. But after a stellar year where he owned an ERA under two, the righty made it clear: He ain’t quitting anytime soon. In fact, you’ll..." October 18

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