3) Best players in the NL East: Max Scherzer
The Mets signed Max Scherzer this past offseason in a move to try and put them over the top. They already had Jacob deGrom in the rotation. They traded for Chris Bassitt as well. Signing Scherzer gave the Mets a top three nobody can match.
The signing did come with some risk. He just turned 38 this past July and had dealt with an arm issue in the postseason.
Scherzer has shown that he is indeed an ageless wonder and has been as good as ever in a Mets uniform.
Scherzer has missed substantial time due to oblique injuries, but figures to be on his way back shortly.
In his 20 starts as a Met he's gone 9-4 with a 2.26 ERA. He's averaged almost 6.5 innings per start including going at least five in every start. He's gone at least six innings in all but three of his starts. He's allowed three runs or fewer in all but three of his starts.
Scherzer has been consistently amazing as a Met and the short time both he and deGrom were healthy at the same time, it was unbelievable to watch.
If the Mets have those two healthy for the postseason, they will be incredibly hard to beat.