Robbie Ray signing with Mariners on $115 million contract



One of the best pitchers in baseball is heading out West.

The Mariners are signing reigning AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray to a five-year, $115 million contract, The Posts Joel Sherman confirmed.

Ray, 30, has a full no-trade clause over the first two years of the deal and an opt-out after the third year.

The left-hander led the AL in ERA (2.84), innings pitched (193.1), strikeouts (248), ERA+ (154) and WHIP (1.045) this past season for the Blue Jays. ERA+ normalizes ERA to include external factors such as ballparks and opponents — 100 is league average, so 154 means 54 percent greater than league average. WHIP is walks and hits per inning pitched.

AL Cy Young winning Robbie Ray is heading to the Seattle Mariners.
AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray is heading to the Seattle Mariners.
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Ray’s $115 million deal narrowly edges out the contract that his now-former team, the Blue Jays, gave Kevin Gausman over the weekend — Toronto is paying Gausman, the former San Francisco Giant, $110 million for five years.

The Ray news also comes after the Mets backed up the Brinks truck to give Max Scherzer a three-year, $130 million deal.


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