The whole truth about free agency Max Scherzer

After ending a seven-year, $ 210 million contract, the right Max Scherzer he becomes a free agent again and then we leave them all the truth about your free agency this offseason (dead) of the majors.

Heading into his 37-year-old season

The ace pitcher has been a Major League Baseball player for 14 seasons and is a three-time Cy Young Award winner and an eight-time All-Star. Heading into his 37-year season (July 27, 1984 – 37 years in 2022), he shows no signs of slowing down.

THE NUMBERS 2021

  • 15-4
  • 2.46 ERA (166 ERA +)
  • 236 K
  • 5.3 WAR* and 179 1/3 IP

* Baseball Reference.

Number to keep in mind

ENScherzer’s 2.46 ERA and 0.86 WHIP in 2021 were the lowest of his 14-year career, and his 28.9 K-BB% (strikeout rate minus walk rate) was the second highest after 2019 (30.3 %).

QUESTION MARK

Scherzer’s age hasn’t proven to be a detriment yet, but it’s by far the biggest red flag for free-agent suitors. If Mad Max signs a three-year contract, he would be 40 when it expires.

He was close to winning his fourth Cy Young in 2021

The right-hander came close to winning his fourth Cy Young in 2021, finishing third behind Corbin Burnes and Zack Wheeler. It was the eighth time Scherzer finished fifth or better in his league voting.

Immediate impact in Los Angeles

The Dodgers didn’t lose a single regular-season game that started, and he allowed just five earned runs in 58 innings in his first nine starts with the club. Scherzer’s 0.78 ERA in that span was the lowest of any pitcher in his first nine starts with a team (since 1913, when earned runs became official), surpassing Dana Fillingim’s 0.79 ERA in his first nine. starts with the Boston Braves in 1918.

With information from MLB.com (Thomas Harrigan).

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