Max Scherzer Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 37 (July 27, 1984) | 6' 3" | 215lbs. | Throws: Right P-33 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS NL 2017 16 6 0 0 31 31 200.1 126 22 55 268 2.52 0.90 0.93 2.5 12.0 .259 37/17/47 42 39
WAS NL 2018 18 7 0 0 33 33 220.1 150 23 51 300 2.53 0.91 0.95 2.1 12.3 .283 34/18/48 41 40
WAS NL 2019 11 7 0 0 27 27 172.0 144 18 33 243 2.93 1.03 1.09 1.7 12.7 .342 41/21/38 27 28
WAS NL 2020 5 4 0 0 12 12 67.0 70 10 23 92 3.76 1.39 1.44 3.1 12.4 .382 33/27/40 12 18
WAS NL 2021 8 4 0 0 19 19 111.0 71 18 28 147 2.76 0.89 1.01 2.3 11.9 .242 32/17/51 22 21
LAD NL 2021 7 0 0 0 9 9 58.0 31 2 7 79 0.78 0.66 0.65 1.1 12.3 .255 36/18/46 23 18
Career 14yrs 190 97 0 0 405 396 2523.0 2055 284 676 3010 3.14 1.08 1.12 2.4 10.7 .301 n/a
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Stathead Spotlight: Max Scherzer

Lowest ERA through first 9 starts with a team (since 1913, AL/NL)

NameTeam Start EndERAIP
Max ScherzerLAD2021‑08‑04 2021‑09‑18 0.7858.0
Dana FillingimBSN1918‑05‑091918‑06‑220.7980.0
Fernando ValenzuelaLAD1981‑04‑091981‑05‑180.9179.0

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Alex Patton Alex

Far more exciting than 3,000 K, he was well on his way to a Maddux!  92 pitches through eight. 

Justin Bruihl, the pressure on, got three groundouts on six pitches.

Alex Patton Alex

He's making a claim for the Cy Young Award despite not being near the top in IP this year. Missed a perfect game by giving up a hit in the later innings, ultimately to be pulled.  BTW, he also racked up his 3,000th K in the same game.  He's got one more big contact left in him.  Maybe he'll get 3 years given that his health doesn't seem at risk right now.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

At the rate he's going, he'll earn more for the Dodgers than he did for the Nats.

Tuesday, September 7
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Yesterday's Top Performers


Max Scherzer* (LAD): 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 13 K, 81 GmSc

A.J. Alexy* (TEX): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 75 GmSc

Hyun Jin Ryu (TOR): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 72 GmSc

Zack Wheeler (PHI): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 9 K, 71 GmSc

Kevin Gausman (SFG): 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 63 GmSc

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Alex Patton Alex
Sep 7

Money wise, the Dodgers pay for both Turner and Scherzer's 2021 though probably not Scherzer's deferred payments. Turner is also arbitration eligible in 2022 so will be back with the Dodgers if they tender him (which barring injury is a no brainer). 

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jul 30

Holy cow -- Bowden was onto something.

Dodgers are working to get both Max Scherzer, Trea Turner from the Nationals: Sources

By The Athletic Staff

July 29, 2021 at 8:25 PM EDT

The Dodgers are working to get both Max Scherzer and Trea Turner from the Nationals, sources confirmed to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal Thursday night. The deal is not done, but multiple reports later Thursday indicated Scherzer would waive his no-trade protections to go to L.A. (Updated 8:55 p.m. ET)

If the Dodgers complete the deal, Triple-A catcher Keibert Ruiz, right-hander Josiah Gray, Double-A outfielder Donovan Casey and right-hander Gerardo Carrillo would be the prospects sent to Washington, sources say. Ruiz is the game’s No. 16 prospect, according to Baseball America. Gray, who debuted last week, was rated the 39th best prospect in MLB in Keith Law's preseason rankings. Ruiz, who debuted in 2020, was 80th. The Nationals didn’t have one prospect make Law's top 100. This could be a quick reload.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 30

It will be fun to see if Jim Bowden gets any of these close to right (posted yesterday at The Athletic):

... I’ve been texted quite a few trade proposals over the last few days, and thought I’d share some of them. (Note: These ideas don’t necessarily reflect active trade talks between teams, although some do, but they’re trade matches that are being discussed by people in the game.)

• Nationals trade RHP Max Scherzer and SS Trea Turner to Dodgers for RHP Josiah Gray, C Diego Cartaya and INF Gavin Lux

• Twins trade RHP José Berríos, CF Byron Buxton and 3B Josh Donaldson to Phillies for RHP Spencer Howard and 3B Alec Bohm

• Cubs trade OF Kris Bryant to Giants for OF Heliot Ramos

 Pirates trade RHP Richard Rodríguez to Blue Jays for SS Orelvis Martinez

 Rockies trade SS Trevor Story and RHP Jon Gray to Brewers for SS Brice Turang and LHP Aaron Ashby

 Rangers trade OF Joey Gallo to Yankees for RHP Deivi García and OF Estevan Florial

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 29

More from Bernie at Rotowire...

San Diego Padres

I look for the Padres to do whatever it takes to get a huge player like Max Scherzer

The Padres will trade whomever it takes to make the deal for an impact player. They need a pitcher. The team can't rely on Chris Paddack. Or Dinelson Lamet or even prospect MacKenzie Gore.

Available Padres Players:

I would not put it past the Padres to trade anyone, with the exception of Grisham, Tatis Jr. and Machado. Frankly, I think anyone else is fair game.

Outfielder Wil Myers may make a good trade chip for someone if the Padres pay some of the freight. The overrated Myers can play anywhere on the field.

Outfielder Tommy Pham makes sense for someone looking for a streaky right-handed hitter who could be an upgrade in the outfield.

LHP MacKenzie Gore could be attractive to a club like the Rays, who probably feel they can "fix" him. Favorite trade partner the Indians (Guardians) come to mind as well.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 27

Further along in Bernie's column at Rotowire...

Los Angeles Dodgers

Count me among those who thought the Dodgers had a wealth of pitching depth and they could never need another starter. Well, now they have lost Dustin May, Trevor Bauer and Clayton Kershaw — all top-shelf starters. So where do they go?  Enter Max Scherzer, if the Dodgers can pry him out of using his veto power with the Nationals.

Available Dodgers:

The Dodgers have solid catching depth, with Austin Barnes, Diego Cartaya or Keibert Ruizbeing attractive options.

Outfield prospect DJ Peters seems to be major league ready and may have some appeal in trade.

Infielder Michael Busch could be a future big time second baseman for a team looking to fill that position.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 27

Ken Davidoff in the Post today:

... For this, yes, I’d trade one of Francisco Alvarez, or Brett Baty, or Ronny Mauricio to headline a package, an indication of the Mets’ seriousness to the Nationals, who are not a natural trade partner given the two clubs’ residence in the NL East.

... You’d expect the Nats to impose such a tax on the Mets, given that Washington almost certainly won’t look at a full teardown. The Mets should be willing to pay it as long as it’s not outrageous (which would be an ask for two of the top three prospects).

... That’s right, the Mets should exhibit Max effort in trying to land Scherzer.


Alex Patton Alex
Jul 27