Scherzer: Cohen will 'do whatever it takes to win' title with Mets

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Max Scherzer believes New York Mets owner Steve Cohen is giving the team a good chance to capture a World Series.

"He looks at this like he wants to win a championship, and he's going to do whatever it takes to win. You don't hear that from owners too often these days," Scherzer said Wednesday after his new three-year, $130-million contract with New York became official, according to's Anthony DiComo.

The three-time Cy Young winner agreed to the monster deal - which includes a record $43.33-million average annual value - on Monday after leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers in free agency.

Here's how the 37-year-old ace will look in the Mets' alternate black jersey:

Meanwhile, Cohen took a subtle jab at critics who suggested free agents didn't want to play for the franchise.

"Whoever had that thought, I guess they were wrong," the 65-year-old billionaire said.

Cohen criticized pitcher Steven Matz's agent after the left-hander spurned New York to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals in late November.

The Mets added Scherzer, Starling Marte, Eduardo Escobar, and Mark Canha since the public spat for a combined $254.5 million.

Scherzer: Cohen will 'do whatever it takes to win' title with Mets
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