2 reasons Max Scherzer hasn't been worth the money, 1 reason he has been

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NY Mets pitcher Max Scherzer has not been worth the money because he has not pitched well in big games

Another big reason the Mets signed Max Scherzer was because of his experience. Scherzer has pitched in just about any situation imagineable and has come up clutch countless times.

In Scherzer's biggest game of the regular season in 2022, he faced the Braves with the NL East on the line. The Mets needed a win in Atlanta and Scherzer was lined up to pitch the second game of that weekend series.

The Mets co-ace allowed four runs including two home runs in 5.2 innings pitched in what ended up being a 4-2 loss. Scherzer had the chance to pitch like the ace he has always been, but just didn't get it done.

In his playoff start against the Padres Scherzer got absolutely rocked, allowing seven runs in 4.2 innings pitched. He gave up four home runs. He got the Game 1 start and put the Mets in an immediate hole that they unfortunately could not climb out of. Scherzer didn't even give the Mets a chance.

Even this season, Scherzer had a chance to stop the bleeding in Atlanta with the Mets on a four-game losing streak and badly needing a win against their arch rival. Handed a 4-1 lead, Scherzer caughed that up and wound up giving up five runs in 5.2 innings of work. He only had one bad inning, but Scherzer simply didn't get it done.