The Max Scherzer market is heating up. According to The Athletic’s Jayson Stark, eight teams are in the running for the right: The Dodgers, Giants, Padres, Red Sox, Rays, Blue Jays, Astros and Mets.
According to Stark, the Yankees have also shown interest, but Scherzer would likely exercise his no-trade clause in that case.
On Tuesday, SNY’s Andy Martino reported that Scherzer was unlikely to make it to the Mets for the same reason and one source estimated the chances of the 37-year-old being acquired by the Queens team as “zero,” according to Mark. Feinsand of MLB.com, who also mentioned that the Dodgers, Giants and Padres are the favorites.
These are the 8 teams known to be in on Max Scherzer, via multiple sources:
Also heard Yankees checked in & were told he was unlikely to OK a trade there. Mets could be a long shot for the same reason.
– Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 27, 2021