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So where does everybody think Max will end up?

Nats
3 (13%)
Dodgers
4 (17.4%)
Cardinals
2 (8.7%)
Padres
2 (8.7%)
Other
12 (52.2%)

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Offline rileyn

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Scherzer's next destination
« Topic Start: October 24, 2021, 08:05:07 AM »
He better not land anywhere in the NL East.

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Re: Scherzer's next destination
« Reply #1: October 24, 2021, 08:59:29 AM »
I vote other. I think he’s too old for another huge deal, but I could see some teams still doing it.

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« Reply #2: October 24, 2021, 09:07:11 AM »
Phillies

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« Reply #3: October 24, 2021, 10:09:05 AM »
Phillies
They don’t have the money.  It’s clear they don’t want to pay the luxury tax despite the talk about crazy money. 

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Re: Scherzer's next destination
« Reply #4: October 24, 2021, 10:42:38 AM »
Another "other" team might be Houston.  They have both Greinke and Verlander off the books. They aren't afraid of age, and should have some money.  Arte Moreno can't be counted out either.  They have 2 or so rotation slots, but they may try to fill one by re-signing Cobb. If they cannot re-sign Ray, then Toronto is in the mix. 

Basically, any contender with a short term gap in the rotation and any team with a hole in the pitching, money, and a desire to make a show the next couple of years is in the running.

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« Reply #5: October 24, 2021, 10:58:45 AM »
They don’t have the money.  It’s clear they don’t want to pay the luxury tax despite the talk about crazy money. 
Lol, thats what they said last year and magically Realmuto ended up with 115 million

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« Reply #6: October 24, 2021, 11:04:04 AM »
Lol, thats what they said last year and magically Realmuto ended up with 115 million
They have several lineup holes to fill.  LF. CF. 3B. SS. Their starting pitching is not in bad shape.

https://thelibertyline.com/2021/10/22/phillies-payroll-2022-season/

This article does not factor in increases they will have to pay for guys like Hoskins.

Edit. Like the Nats they also need a bullpen. $40 million goes quickly. If they pay Max $35 million they have no money to fill their other holes. Not going to happen.

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« Reply #7: October 24, 2021, 01:00:11 PM »
Nats.

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Re: Scherzer's next destination
« Reply #9: October 24, 2021, 02:37:44 PM »
- Come home, Max!

- Mark Lerner, it's just money. The Nats have money but not enough players. Bring Max home.

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Re: Scherzer's next destination
« Reply #10: October 24, 2021, 02:53:49 PM »
They have several lineup holes to fill.  LF. CF. 3B. SS. Their starting pitching is not in bad shape.

https://thelibertyline.com/2021/10/22/phillies-payroll-2022-season/

This article does not factor in increases they will have to pay for guys like Hoskins.

Edit. Like the Nats they also need a bullpen. $40 million goes quickly. If they pay Max $35 million they have no money to fill their other holes. Not going to happen.


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Re: Scherzer's next destination
« Reply #12: October 25, 2021, 03:08:39 PM »
Would he consider a last 'thank-you-and-goodnight' with Detroit?  :lol:

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Re: Scherzer's next destination
« Reply #13: October 30, 2021, 08:39:27 PM »
The Tigers are actually in just the right phase of the rebuild cycle to sign Scherzer. Not an insane idea, like Scherzer to the Nats would be.

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« Reply #14: October 30, 2021, 09:44:58 PM »
The Tigers are actually in just the right phase of the rebuild cycle to sign Scherzer. Not an insane idea, like Scherzer to the Nats would be.

He could have some wonderful conversations with AJ Hinch

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Re: Scherzer's next destination
« Reply #15: November 01, 2021, 10:04:22 PM »
blue jays...

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Re: Scherzer's next destination
« Reply #16: November 02, 2021, 11:34:05 AM »
If they cannot re-sign Ray, then Toronto is in the mix. 

Basically, any contender with a short term gap in the rotation and any team with a hole in the pitching, money, and a desire to make a show the next couple of years is in the running.
blue jays...
agreed, but I think they would only go big for one guy, and I think Ray would be first choice.  If Max took a year to year, then it makes sense to maybe go for Ray and Max while the rest of the lineup is cheap, then have Max roll off the payroll as Bichette / Biggio / Vladito et al get expensive.

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« Reply #17: November 02, 2021, 12:28:27 PM »
Yankees.  Or Red SAWX.

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Re: Scherzer's next destination
« Reply #18: November 02, 2021, 01:04:50 PM »
I think he stays on one of the California teams.

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« Reply #19: November 02, 2021, 01:19:15 PM »
Someone will overpay for him, and I don't think it'll be the Nats. Whoever he signs with, they won't be getting the Max we were so fortunate to watch for all those years. Time is catching up with him.

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Re: Scherzer's next destination
« Reply #20: November 02, 2021, 02:44:18 PM »
I think he stays on one of the California teams.
Now that you mention it, he did say he wanted a West Coast contender at the deadline, so Toronto / BOS / NYY probably are long shots.

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« Reply #21: November 02, 2021, 03:05:13 PM »
I think some of that, too, was because one of the teams that wanted him was a division rival. I don’t think he wanted to have to face the Nats this year. Could be wrong about that, but was the impression I got.

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« Reply #22: November 02, 2021, 04:19:08 PM »
Throwing out a dark horse-what about Tampa? He lives in FL now, wouldn't have to deal with the elements in that God awful dome, he's already made a fortune so perhaps won't be looking for the highest bidder and the Rays are always contenders so they might be a possibility?

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« Reply #23: November 02, 2021, 05:05:39 PM »
Now that you mention it, he did say he wanted a West Coast contender at the deadline, so Toronto / BOS / NYY probably are long shots.
Those three teams with Max becone contenders.

Throwing out a dark horse-what about Tampa? He lives in FL now, wouldn't have to deal with the elements in that God awful dome, he's already made a fortune so perhaps won't be looking for the highest bidder and the Rays are always contenders so they might be a possibility?
Rays simply won't pony up the money. They havent had a payroll out of the bottom 5 .... ever?

Max is a big union guy. He'll want to get a salary commiserate with his performance. That salary would basically increase the Rays' annual payroll by 40-65%.

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Re: Scherzer's next destination
« Reply #24: November 02, 2021, 05:12:24 PM »
Throwing out a dark horse-what about Tampa? He lives in FL now, wouldn't have to deal with the elements in that God awful dome, he's already made a fortune so perhaps won't be looking for the highest bidder and the Rays are always contenders so they might be a possibility?
Isn't Tampa playing half their season in Montreal?   That doesn't sound ideal for an old guy who can go wherever he wants.