New York Mets Rumors: Max Scherzer Open To Waiving No Trade Clause

The New York Mets find themselves in a challenging position as they head into the second half of the 2023 MLB season.

Despite high expectations, the team has struggled and currently sits below .500. As a result, trade rumors have emerged, with one of their star players, Max Scherzer, being at the center of speculation.

While Scherzer is reportedly willing to waive his no-trade clause for a chance to compete for a World Series title, his hefty contract and declining performance pose obstacles for potential suitors.

Scherzer's performance this season has fallen short of his usual standards, with a 3.95 ERA and concerns about his diminished velocity and opponents' increased success at the plate.

However, the Mets' struggles have intensified trade rumors, especially if they fall out of playoff contention.

The team's ownership, led by Steve Cohen, has shown a willingness to absorb a player's salary to improve the team's future prospects, but finding a trade partner willing to take on Scherzer's high salary and commit to a 39-year-old pitcher remains a challenge.

As the trade deadline approaches, the Mets face a pivotal period where they must weigh their options and decide whether to part ways with Scherzer and potentially other veteran players in exchange for prospects.

The outcome of this decision will not only impact the team's chances this season but also shape their prospects for the future. Photo Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports