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Mar 24, 2022; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets designated hitter Eduardo Escobar (10)
Mar 24, 2022; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets designated hitter Eduardo Escobar (10) / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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NY Mets signed free agent Max Scherzer and nobody needs a reminder of what this means

Nobody needs to be reminded why signing Max Scherzer is a good thing. He has been one of the league’s best pitchers for a decade. Adding him behind Jacob deGrom in the rotation completely changes the face of the Mets rotation.

Suddenly, it’s not a matter of “what if” but of “how good.” deGrom and Scherzer combine to make one of the greatest one-two punches in MLB history.

I could go on and on about the greatness of Scherzer. You already agree with me. And if you don’t, who have you confused him with?

Scherzer was more than a symbolic signing by the Mets. As much as it showcased the front office’s focus on winning, it also made them a better team immediately.

The starting rotation does still have its questions. Will moving from Oakland to the Mets have any negative effect on Chris Bassitt? We saw it before with Sonny Gray in the Bronx.

What about Carlos Carrasco and Taijuan Walker? Questions about their health in the preseason and also coming off of weak 2021 performances have many wondering just how good they can be.

Scherzer gives the Mets a guarantee. As long as he stays on the field, something he has done for most of his career, the team snagged themselves a winner and a leader.

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