The New York Mets have agreed to trade ace pitcher Max Scherzer to the Teas Rangers. Scherzer has to agree to waive his no-trade clause.
The Mets signed Scherzer to a three-year, $130MM deal going into the 2022 season. The Mets have played well below expectations with a 49-54 record and they are 6.5 games out of a playoff spot.
The 39 year-old Scherzer has had a down year. He has a 4.01 ERA in 107.2 innings pitched. He’s allowed the most home runs in the National League this year with a total of 23. Scherzer has 9 wins and 121 strikeouts.
Last year, Scherzer had 11 wins, 173 strikeouts in 145.1 innings pitched and a 2.29 ERA. The Mets won 101 games and mad the playoffs.
The Mets are in sellers mode as the trade deadline approaches, as their star players have let them down.
Pitcher Max Scherzer. Photo courtsey of Corey Sipkin for the NY Post