Should New York Met Fans Be Concerned About Max Scherzer At All?
The New York Mets have not been playing good baseball lately and are barely above .500 at the moment. Their ace Max Scherzer struggled in his return Wednesday night giving up six runs in three innings after serving an automatic 10 game suspension after violating the MLB's sticky substance rule. Scherzer is making a lot of money and the Mets need to him to perform as they are getting Justin Verlander back too. Scherzer had no command last night and really did not look himself. It's a little concerning as really has not looked sharp for the Mets dating back to last September. He had a poor start in a huge series vs the Atlanta Braves and then in the NL Wildcard series he struggled vs the San Diego Padres too.
MJ and I were joined by our guys ESPN MLB analyst Tim Kurkjian earlier this morning right here on Big Board Sports. We asked Timmy what he though about Scherzer's most recent start and even he admitted he was surprised by how bad Scherzer looked on the mound. Below is our full interview with him.
The Mets and Max Scherzer will be fine but you can't help but wonder if spending so much money on him and Verlander will end up costing this team as just like the New York Yankees, their starting pitching isn't in that great of shape. It is still early in the season and there is a long way to go but Mets fans are going to want to see more wins and much better starts out of Scherzer moving forward.