1 Mets player giving the team buyer's remorse

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The New York Mets free agent class from 2021-2022 has completely underwhelmed to this point in the season, and it's not hard to believe that the Mets front office isn't beginning to have buyer's remorse on one of those players. To this point, Max Scherzer has not lived up to the expectations that Mets fans had hoped for when the front office signed him to the largest annual average contract for a pitcher in baseball history.

Making a cool $43 million both last season and this season, Scherzer has dealt with numerous injuries through his Mets tenure, inconsistent performances on the mound, and a 10-game suspension. To be fair, Scherzer is a 38-year-old starting pitcher with many miles on his arm, but the Mets front office would've never thought things would have gone this sideways when signing him to that record-breaking deal.

The Mets are awaiting the results to match the record-breaking contract Max Scherzer signed two winters ago

Scherzer did have a great 2.21 ERA and 0.908 WHIP over 23 starts last year. However, between the injuries and the way he pitched against the Atlanta Braves in a must-win series at the end of the season, as well as getting shelled by the San Diego Padres in the postseason, his performance had left a negative taste in Mets fans' mouths.

This season Scherzer has been dealing with multiple injuries including to his neck and scapula, and now there's a legitimate question on how long he'll be able to pitch at a high level for the remainder of the season, as well as be healthy enough to pitch every fifth day. Scherzer has already had starts pushed back this season due to injury, on top of missing 10 games due to a controversial sticky substance suspension.

The Mets are more likely than not going to be on the hook next year for Scherzer's $43.3 million player option, as there is no other team that will be remotely close to giving Scherzer that type of payday next offseason. The Mets invested 3 years and $130 million in Scherzer and the results have left a lot to be desired to this point.

Hopefully, Scherzer can put it all together as the Mets look to turn their season around and he can start making that historic contract look more favorable for both parties.

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