Max Scherzer doesn’t like Mets chances to make the postseason, wants to have conversation with front office ahead of trade deadline
Mets’ ace Max Scherzer spoke with the media following last night’s 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals and basically, has waived the white towel at the chances of postseason baseball in New York this season.
The Mets are five games under .500 at 49-54 on the year. In the NL Wild Card, they are currently 6.5 games out with seven teams ahead of them looking for the final three spots in the postseason.
Earlier this week, the Mets traded their closer David Robertson to the Miami Marlins.
This is a team with the highest payroll in Major League Baseball and they dealt their closer to a team in their own division so I think it’s safe to say that the Mets season is over.
Max Scherzer knows it too.
Scherzer spoke with the media last night following the Mets’ 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals, a game in which he improved to 9-4 on the season after tossing seven innings, allowing just one run on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.
(Yes I know it’s just the Nationals)
When asked the question if there was still time for the New York Mets to make a run at the postseason, here’s how Scherzer responded.
Max Scherzer on Mets chances to make the postseason
“Probably got to have a conversation with the front office. You traded our closer away. A bunch of people are going to have to have conversations with the front office”
That doesn’t sound like someone who believes in what’s happening in New York, right?
Should be interesting to watch what the Mets do ahead of Tuesday’s MLB Trade Deadline. The Chicago Cubs, who have been long-rumored in being sellers at the deadline have now won six straight games and nine out of their last 10 to pull within contention of the NL Wild Card.
The Phillies have been considered as potential landing spots for Cody Bellinger and Marcus Stroman.
If you remove the Cubs from trade consideration, it’s even more likely that the Mets will become sellers over the next few days and Scherzer could be looking to join a contender.
The other ace in the Mets’ starting rotation, Justin Verlander, is expected to be traded with the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers looking to land him ahead of August 1st.