3 recent instances where a Mets player burned a bridge with the fans after leaving

Each player handled their departure in different ways.

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3) Max Scherzer

Sometimes a player is traded and burns a bridge. The best example of this is Max Scherzer who left the Mets at the 2023 trade deadline. Waiving his no trade clause and then leaking out the Mets’ future plans seemed less classy than we believed he was. The honesty wasn’t as appreciated as he may have thought it would have come across. Ironically, everything he said seemed to come true as the Mets did take a step back in the 2023-2024 offseason.

Breaking an unwritten rule didn’t sit well with fans or at least it was the way he presented this heart-wrenching information. Scherzer’s lackluster season and lingering effects from the 2022 postseason beating he took only had fans more frustrated as he landed with the eventual World Series-winning Texas Rangers. His over-the-top celebration with the Rangers despite not playing particularly well, or at all, for them clashed with any of the good feelings Mets fans had about the ace who was gone in a flash. Jealousy?

Rumors of locker room discontent in 2023 have many wondering if Scherzer was in fact the player who referred to Justin Verlander as a diva. The name behind those words has never been revealed with investigators moving on from Scherzer as a legitimate suspect.

Some Mets fans felt like Scherzer bailed on the team and season. Maybe he did. The first guy to jump out with a parachute between he and Verlander, he’s the one whose bridge with the fans was burned.

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