True New York Mets fans hold their breath, wait for the next shoe to drop, etc, until about the second week in October. When that rare occurrence happens and their beloved team makes the playoffs, they will be generally satisfied and begin to enjoy the winning experience. Until that point, it's early and plenty of bad stuff can and has happened to this franchise.
Thursday afternoon, prior to the New York defeating the St. Louis Cardinal by a score of 7-6, on a walk-off moon-shot by the polar bear, Pete Alonso, the Mets announced that Max Scherzer would be out for 6 to 8 weeks. Scherzer removed himself from the game in the middle of a batter with 2 outs in the 6th inning. Even though they are in first place and twelve games over .500, the Amazin's need pitching help.
Back in November, when New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and general manager Billy Eppler decided on Buck Showalter as the next Mets manager, deciding on who would be the Opening Day starter for the New York Mets, seemed like a problem for a later date. Well, the day has come and circumstances not foreseen a week ago, have clouded the skipper's choices.
A week from Sunday is Super Bowl LVI. A few days after the NFL's biggest game, Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers were scheduled to begin spring training. The first is happening. The second is less than doubtful. Given the temperature of baseball fans these days and the ever dwindling numbers, somebody had better start talking.
The New York Mets Black Friday spending spree continued into Cyber Monday. The New York Daily News reporter Deesha Thosar has tweeted that the Amazin's have signed 3 time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. Thosar reports that the Mets' inked Scherzer to a deal worth a whopping $130 million over 3 years. Scherzer was expected to sign somewhere on Monday.