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Max Scherzer’s Reaction On His Trading To Rangers

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Max Scherzer's Reaction On His Trading To Rangers

Having won their second consecutive game less than 24 hours after trading closer David Robertson to the Miami Marlins for two rookie-ball prospects, the rebuilding New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Friday night.

With a record $343 million salary at the start of the season, New York was seven games out of a wild-card place as of Friday.

Max Scherzer, who pitched seven strong innings with an ERA of 4.01, his highest since 2011, said, “Disappointed. I mean, obviously, we put ourselves in this position. I’ve had a hand in that for why we’re in the position that we’re at. Can’t get mad at anybody but yourself, but it stinks.”

Before Tuesday’s trade deadline, Scherzer said he anticipated speaking with Mets owner Steve Cohen and the team’s executive office. Scherzer has a player option worth $43.3 million for the upcoming season.

Scherzer said, “You have to talk to the brass. You have to understand what they see, what they’re going to do. That’s the best I can tell you. I told you I wasn’t going to comment on this until Steve was going to sell. We traded Robertson. Now we need to have a conversation.”

Buck Showalter, the manager of the Mets, admitted he wasn’t certain who would succeed Robertson as the team’s primary closer. The 10 saves that Robertson wasn’t credited with came from right-handers Adam Ottavino (6 saves), Drew Smith (2 saves), and left-hander Brooks Raley (2 saves).

Additionally Showalter said, “All options are on the table. “Never overlook an orchard while searching for a rose. You might be surprised who might emerge.”

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