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5 best player additions to this year's ball club ranked

Sep 3, 2022; New York City, New York, USA;  New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) at Citi
Sep 3, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) at Citi / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Best NY Mets player additions ranked: Max Scherzer

I don't care that he's missed substantial time, Max Scherzer is undoubtedly the best addition to this team.

The 38 year old has gone 11-4 with a 2.18 ERA in his 22 starts for the Mets. He's struck out 10.9/9 while walking just 1.5/9. Most notably, he's allowed just 11 home runs in 139/2 innings pitched. The home run ball had always been the one "flaw" in Scherzer's game but he's done a great job at preventing the long ball this season.

The Scherzer signing I believe made this team a legitimate contender. He brought his three Cy Young Awards to Flushing to create one of the more dominant tops of a rotation we've ever seen alongside Jacob deGrom.

Scherzer brought a World Series title, and arguably most importantly, a leader who clearly helped change the culture for this team.

As much as I want to say the Mets offense is capable of making a deep playoff run, this team really goes as far as Scherzer and deGrom will take them.

The Mets don't have the offensive firepower that teams like the Braves and Dodgers have. They will win if they pitch well. Scherzer is at the forefront of this Mets pitching staff that has been elite all season long.

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