When the MLB lockout came to an end, a free agent frenzy began, and much of the activity happened in the National League East division.
The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies each made some noise when transactions picked back up again, making the NL East a three-team race as we enter the 2022 season.
Max Scherzer, who signed with the New York Mets for three years and $130 million, is just fine with that.
In fact, he loves to see the NL East this competitive, stating that when you play, you always want to face the best.
On top of that, Scherzer hopes the NL East turns out to be the best division in all of baseball.
Max Scherzer on the NL East's active hot stove: "Good, I'm glad. I want to face the best. I hope all these teams load up. You don't get better by facing the worst. You get better by facing the best. For me, I hope the NL East is the best division in baseball."
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A Man Who Loves To Compete
This is no surprise coming from a guy like Scherzer, who lives and breathes the competition that baseball brings.
He has that killer instinct when he pitches.
He wants to win, and he wants to do it right now.
The Mets certainly have the talent to do that.
But the NL East is a stacked division, and there’s going to be a ton of competition.
The Phillies and Braves will be breathing down their necks, but Scherzer is okay with that.
He wants to compete against the best, and you love to see that.
It’s always exciting when teams in the same division stack up and put on a show in the offseason, which often times is a prelude to an epic battle during the regular season, and maybe even the postseason, should the squads involved meet in a playoff series.
Scherzer is ready to go and so is the rest of the NL East.
This division will be fun to watch.