If Max Scherzer is willing to waive his no-trade clause, these 3 teams need to call the Mets

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3) NY Mets rumors: The Orioles have the prospects to part with for Max Scherzer

So the Baltimore Orioles looked like they had a dud of an offseason and yet here we are talking about Mets rumors and them sending Max Scherzer to Baltimore. Their starting pitching staff is nothing fantastic. Offense has led the way with Tyler Wells being their most useful starting pitcher.

Scherzer would be the kind of addition by the O’s to put them over the top, as long as they’re getting the Dr. Jekyll version. In a division like the American League East, even with the more balanced schedule, you’re going to lose more games than your time might if they played in the American League Central where a .500 team might end up taking the division.

The Orioles don’t have a high payroll and have an arguably better group of players for the Mets to choose from. The minor leagues and even the majors offer plenty of choices. He’d add an infusion of veteran experience to a team that might end up getting stopped in the postseason because they don’t have that anchor who has been through the ringer before. He’s definitely a good match for the Orioles. The question would be how much of the salary are the O’s willing to take on?

The Orioles starting pitchers have a 4.58 ERA through their first 78 games.

The thing about trading Scherzer is the Mets need to get something useful in return. This isn’t a pure salary dump move. It’s the kind of trade to make only if you feel like your organization gets better once the turning of the head and coughing is all over.

It’s going to take some sort of a drastic change by the Mets in the next few weeks for them to not shop Scherzer around. If he truly is willing to waive the no-trade clause, these three teams and the rest of the pool hoping to win a championship in 2023 are only a phone call away.