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Max Scherzer


Max Scherzer

With Max Scherzer seemingly signing a 3 year, $130 million deal with the New York Mets it provides a 1 - 2 punch for the Mets starting rotation with Jacob DeGrom. What is everyone's thoughts on this deal? Does this make the Mets a bonafide playoff contender and real threat in the N.L. East?

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I like the deal but they're still the Mets so I'm thoroughly expecting this to turn into an outright disaster.

At least they are trying harder to improve than their neighbors in the Bronx.

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Max will be making more next year than the entire Pirates team

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Max is a stud... but he can not pitch a full schedule anymore. If they limit his starts so he is fresh for the playoffs they have a chance.

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Scherzer may be facing (and beating) the Nats several times while they are still paying him $15 million a year.

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DeGrom is questionable and, as a Dodger fan, I watched up close and personal as Scherzer flamed out at the end of last season. Looks good on paper.....

- The Sheik

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He will actually be making more than the Guardians and Baltimore as well unless they make a bunch of signings.

It could work, but the problem for the Mets is that DeGrom is very fragile and Max is past his prime. That doesn't usually bode well for teams. If the two of them can remain healthy, limit their # of pitches, and the rest of the Mets win enough to make the post-season, then they will be dangerous. However, that is a lot of IFs!