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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More from Bernie at Rotowire...

San Diego Padres

I look for the Padres to do whatever it takes to get a huge player like Max Scherzer

The Padres will trade whomever it takes to make the deal for an impact player. They need a pitcher. The team can't rely on Chris Paddack. Or Dinelson Lamet or even prospect MacKenzie Gore.

Available Padres Players:

I would not put it past the Padres to trade anyone, with the exception of Grisham, Tatis Jr. and Machado. Frankly, I think anyone else is fair game.

Outfielder Wil Myers may make a good trade chip for someone if the Padres pay some of the freight. The overrated Myers can play anywhere on the field.

Outfielder Tommy Pham makes sense for someone looking for a streaky right-handed hitter who could be an upgrade in the outfield.

LHP MacKenzie Gore could be attractive to a club like the Rays, who probably feel they can "fix" him. Favorite trade partner the Indians (Guardians) come to mind as well.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 27

Further along in Bernie's column at Rotowire...

Los Angeles Dodgers

Count me among those who thought the Dodgers had a wealth of pitching depth and they could never need another starter. Well, now they have lost Dustin May, Trevor Bauer and Clayton Kershaw — all top-shelf starters. So where do they go?  Enter Max Scherzer, if the Dodgers can pry him out of using his veto power with the Nationals.

Available Dodgers:

The Dodgers have solid catching depth, with Austin Barnes, Diego Cartaya or Keibert Ruizbeing attractive options.

Outfield prospect DJ Peters seems to be major league ready and may have some appeal in trade.

Infielder Michael Busch could be a future big time second baseman for a team looking to fill that position.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 27

Ken Davidoff in the Post today:

... For this, yes, I’d trade one of Francisco Alvarez, or Brett Baty, or Ronny Mauricio to headline a package, an indication of the Mets’ seriousness to the Nationals, who are not a natural trade partner given the two clubs’ residence in the NL East.

... You’d expect the Nats to impose such a tax on the Mets, given that Washington almost certainly won’t look at a full teardown. The Mets should be willing to pay it as long as it’s not outrageous (which would be an ask for two of the top three prospects).

... That’s right, the Mets should exhibit Max effort in trying to land Scherzer.


Alex Patton Alex
Jul 27

So Boras, Scherzer's agent, says he won't approve any trade without an extension.  To me, the combination of this news and the Nats' recent success tells me that neither he nor Schwarber is going anywhere at the trade deadline. Barring a Nats losing streak, of course.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jun 26

Rotowire yesterday:

IL stint expected to be minimal
June 15, 2021
Manager Davey Martinez indicated Tuesday that Scherzer's placement on the injured list was primarily a precautionary decision and that the right-hander is not expected to be on the IL long past the minimum 10 days, Mark Zuckerman of reports.
Scherzer was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier Tuesday due to a groin injury suffered in his start against the Giants on Friday. The ace right-hander said he'll be ready to pitch again within a matter of "days, not weeks," but the club decided to play it safe by moving him to the IL. Martinez said the injury is "getting better" and that the club doesn't want to make the issue worse by putting him back on the mound too quickly. Scherzer is eligible to be reinstated June 22, so assuming no setbacks, he figures to rejoin the rotation sometime soon after.
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 16

Max says mild groin strain.  Nats sure hope so.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jun 12
Exits Friday start
June 11, 2021
Scherzer exited his start Friday against the Giants after just 12 pitches due to an undisclosed lower-body injury, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The right-hander exited after he was payed a visited by trainers and manager Davey Martinez. It's not clear what the 36-year-old is dealing with at this point, though the injury appeared to be to some part of Scherzer's lower half.
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 12

Here's a surprise.

Joel Sherman in the Post today, looking at the 23 contracts to date that have exceeded $200 million...

4.The mega-deals for pitching aged better than those for hitting. Gerrit Cole still has seven-plus years left and, so far, so great. Clayton Kershaw’s seven-year, $215 million Dodgers deal included four top-five NL Cy Young finishes in five years before he opted out. Max Scherzer’s seven-year, $210 million pact with Washington concludes this season and is in the conversation for the best contract ever (five top-five Cy finishes, two wins and a championship). Zack Greinke’s six-year, $206.5 million pact was traded by Arizona to Houston, but he has been a durable, excellent pitcher throughout.

Alex Patton Alex
May 10

Am I reading this right?

In today's matchup in the Bronx between Max Scherzer and Cory Kluber, "tickets as low as $16."

Alex Patton Alex
May 8

When your team strength isn't a strength any more: Currently, Max Scherzer is the only Nats pitcher who has started more than one game and has an ERA south of 5.00.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Apr 20