Max Scherzer New York Mets

Age: 37 (July 27, 1984) | 6' 3" | 215lbs. | Throws: Right P-33 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS NL 2017 16 6 0 0 31 31 200.1 126 22 55 268 2.52 0.90 0.93 2.5 12.0 .259 37/17/47 42 39
WAS NL 2018 18 7 0 0 33 33 220.1 150 23 51 300 2.53 0.91 0.95 2.1 12.3 .283 34/18/48 41 40
WAS NL 2019 11 7 0 0 27 27 172.0 144 18 33 243 2.93 1.03 1.09 1.7 12.7 .342 41/21/38 27 28
WAS NL 2020 5 4 0 0 12 12 67.0 70 10 23 92 3.76 1.39 1.44 3.1 12.4 .382 33/27/40 12 18
WAS NL 2021 8 4 0 0 19 19 111.0 71 18 28 147 2.76 0.89 1.01 2.3 11.9 .242 32/17/51 21 20
LAD NL 2021 7 0 0 0 11 11 68.0 48 5 8 89 1.99 0.82 0.88 1.1 11.8 .295 35/21/44 18 16
Career 14yrs 190 97 0 0 407 398 2533.0 2072 287 677 3020 3.16 1.09 1.12 2.4 10.7 .302 n/a
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Ken Davidoff in the Post today:

... The first historical comparison that comes to mind, when wrapping the brain around the reality that 37-year-old Max Scherzer has joined the New York Mets, is 36-year-old Roger Clemens muscling his way into getting traded from the Blue Jays to the Yankees in 1999. Yet The Rocket did that not so much for immediate financial gain (he was mid-contract) as to get a World Series ring, a motivation significantly criticized at the time for some reason.

So no, I can’t recall an apples-to-apples instance of such an accomplished player, someone who would be a first-ballot Hall of Famer if he retired right now, joining a team he surely didn’t rank high on his list — a team still lacking a manager, let’s not forget — because the money simply proved too much to turn down...

The upside stands as sky-high not only because of who Scherzer still can be on the mound, a co-ace with Jacob deGrom, but also because of who he remains in the clubhouse. For an organization desperately in need of a culture cleansing, his arrival feels potentially transformative.

Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals and Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets stand in the outfield during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018.
Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom during All-Star Workout Day in 2018.
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Alex Patton Alex

The rest of the owners must already hate Cohen for continuing to reset the upper end of the market.  Maybe the owners do NEED a lockout to tie his hands for a couple months.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX

More from Greg Joyce in the Post...

The record average annual value for any player in MLB history is Gerrit Cole’s $36 million with the Yankees, which Scherzer was all but certain to beat. The Mets were willing to spend big on pitching last offseason, when they offered Trevor Bauer a three-year, $105 million contract that paid $40 million in each of the first two years before Bauer ultimately chose the Dodgers. 

Alex Patton Alex

Mets pushing hard for Max Scherzer with decision expected soon

Alex Patton Alex

When you sort Stats by Both Leagues/Pitchers/5x5/descending, Walker Buehler's at the top of the list with $34.

Obviously, that's not correct.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 8

Ken Davidoff's top 40 free agents:

4. Max Scherzer (RHP, Age 37)

Having just finished perhaps the most successful megabucks free-agent deal in the sport’s history (seven years and $210 million with the Nationals), what can he do for an encore? 

Prediction: Dodgers, three years, $110 million

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 8

Scott Miller in the Times: 

...It was only the fifth time that two teams with 100 or more regular season wins played in a winner-take-all postseason game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. And the team with fewer regular season victories was the winner in three of the previous four games. Now, make that four of five.

“They would not lose at the end,” Scherzer said of the Giants. “We played unbelievable baseball down the end and felt we were going to win the division and they would not lose. That just shows you how great of a team they were. That’s a 107-win team? That’s nuts.”

While the Giants will go home for the winter, the Dodgers will move on. And despite starting Game 3 of this series, and closing Game 5, Scherzer remains on track to start Game 1 of the N.L.C.S. on Saturday, according to Roberts.

“It’s like being a little kid again,” Scherzer said, grinning, of October. “You just pitch whenever you get told. Every single day you have a chance to help the team and you just go out and pitch. It’s a lot like being a 12-year-old again.”

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 15

There is a book called "Thinking in Bets" that also would advocate to follow the numbers. It's an interesting read, written by a poker player on making decisions the way poker players do.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Oct 14