Angels in on Max Scherzer, per Heyman

Earlier today, Ken Rosenthal reported that a deal involving Max Scherzer being traded to the Padres had nearly been completed.

That seems like it is not the case. Jon Heyman reveals that there is a mystery team in on the Scherzer sweepstakes, which are not yet completed. He then ends the mystery by stating that that team is the Angels.

Scherzer is a free agent after the season. Coming into today, Scherzer carried a 2.83 ERA in 105 innings with a 0.89 WHIP and a 12.2 K/9. He started today and beat the Phillies with six strong innings.

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WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 year ago

Are we still in on Scherzer?

Asking for a Friend.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

Heyman is such a Boras stooge.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Whats interesting for Scherzer is he did not demand an extension in order to waive his NTC. I guess the Doyers called Boras bluff. This is actually a better outcome since Boras will at least give us a sniff next year if Arte wants to finally sign a future HOF free agent pitcher without giving up any trade assets or draft picks.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Silly me….but
You think it’s about prospects or MONEY AND LONG TERM DEALS TO A PITCHER?
REMEMBER I’M THE MORON HERE! LOL!!! Oh yeah he made offers to Gerritt Cole and Zack Greinke and he really meant it when he did…..LOL!!!! 😆  Meanwhile he made no attempt to go after Dallas Keuchel or Hyun Jin Ryu who are both doing OK in Chicago and Toronto for less than our LF. 😣  💩 

Brent
Trusted Member
1 year ago

What a c**k tease that was.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

That was a Buttercrapper fer sure

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The Angels name was just being used as leverage. They were never really in it as they don’t have the resources to land him. Unless you are interested in trading Ohtani?

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I never believed for a second that we were actually in it. I agree totally with steelgolf.

This is what Boras does. He uses the media as a tool in his negotiations, planting misinformation etc..

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
1 year ago

F*CK THE DODGERS!

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
1 year ago

Would have been really, really bizarre to do given the state of our roster.

I assume maybe they would want to do it with some condition they negotiate an extension? Only way it would have made sense

BartonSpringsMatt
Member
1 year ago

Thank goodness it wasn’t us. That was dumb of the article. I keep hitting refresh on ESPN hoping to see Iglesias traded. Kind of fluttery butterfly feelings wondering who we’ll get?! Hopefully an addition to the Trash Pandas rotation.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

You’re a joke. If you’re serious.

If you are not serious then you are still a joke.

BartonSpringsMatt
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

What? I think Iglesias will harbor a hood haul. I think as the AA, and now AAA, arms emerge we will potentially have a real nice run coming up. If Artie is always willing to pay for offensive players, we’re going to need legit cost controlled starters to get in a multi year groove. No I didn’t want Sherzer for a few months.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

Yeah, I sure wouldn’t want to trade top prospects for Scherzer unless we knew he wanted an extension from us. I like him a lot, but he’s not making us a WS contender this year. I also wouldn’t mind a trade for Iglesias the closer if it nets us a teams #2 pitching prospect…. or a couple top 30 pitchers.

Build that farm, then try to sign Scherzer n Raisel this winter.

Twebur
Super Member
1 year ago

Seager and or Taylor to the Angels for 2022…no more room on the Doyers.

Mia
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Mia
1 year ago

Done deal, Max and Trea to LA. NL west is gonna be fun.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

True Blue LA is over there.

Mia
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Mia
1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I thought you only spoke through random images of baseball players?

2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

Join the herd…….they’re usually always angry and WRONG anyway.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

Dodgers buying their way out of the Bauer debacle. They are taking all of the salary for both players and won’t even flinch as they blow by the cap.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

If they don’t win the W.S. now it will all be a waste. They aren’t even ahead in the division. They may be forced to play a one game playoff. Anything can happen in those. I would love to watch them lose that one game. What a complete failure that would be.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Josiah Gray will be a trading piece.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago

Looking like The Dodgers, with Gray and Ruiz plus others going back to the Nats.

Jim Atkins
Super Member
1 year ago

I get the impression Heyman is just acting as Boras’ megaphone again. I don’t know what we would have that would be worthwhile for Washington.

Angels22
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Does anyone know how many years of control we have Stassi for? I could imagine he is worth a lot especially with his offensive numbers this year.

LAAFan
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angels22

Through 2022

BushLeague
Member
1 year ago

I think this may have a stronger shot of happening than we think. Padres and Dodgers are both at or above the CBT threshold. If it comes down Scherzer wanting an extension with the trade, I think the Angels are in the best position to do it.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  BushLeague

The Dodgers won’t even blink as they go above the CBT.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  steelgolf

Yep. They have done it previously

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  BushLeague

The Dodgers have the prospect assets and cash to make it happen. The Angels unfortunately have neither.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago

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Not serprized by any of thiss.

Last edited 1 year ago by 2002heaven
Angels22
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Angels are a joke. It doesn’t make sense for Scherzer to come here for 2 months. Could you imagine how pissed he would be at Mayers and Cishek once Maddon pulls him in 8th and leading by 1 run with guy on 3rd base 2 outs?

Christianhanson
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angels22

if he extends makes total sense, he likely will extend anyways.

Angels22
Trusted Member
1 year ago

It is too risky to me plus his age. I know he’s been stellar, but he isn’t getting younger. Do you think he can still maintain dominance over the next 2 years? If he does, great.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Why should he come here?
Arte won’t pay him what he wants and the Angels are least not contenders till next season. Dodgers will get him since it looks like they’re gonna cut ties with Trevor Bauer.

Last edited 1 year ago by 2002heaven
2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  Angels22

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Thanks Donald Moreno!

Last edited 1 year ago by 2002heaven
Brent
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angels22

May not make sense, but the biggest end of season rental I recall was Tex, which, since he left (no doubt like Max would had he come to the Angels), gave us NYY’s draft pick, allowing some guy named Mike Trout to be had.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

No mas draft picks for in season rentals so even that potential silver lining is gone now.

Christianhanson
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Gotta take top 5 prospects right?

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago

Angels name being used for leverage.

Christianhanson
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Whats the gain for the Angels?

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago

Nothing. The Angels don’t have the firepower to bid against The Dodgers and Padres. Ultimately it will rest with Scherzer as to where he wants to go. His NTC means he really holds all the cards.

Angels22
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Angels will deplete the farm system again and Arte will reach his projected 2021 revenue numbers again with this big name player. Plus we don’t make it to the playoffs.

Last edited 1 year ago by Angels22
matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angels22

At least with a pitcher this time

Angels22
Trusted Member
1 year ago

With our luck, it will be a trade and 2 year extension. Then he will get injured 1 month in and they say he needs Tommy John surgery. Out for 2022 and only see him 2023. By then he will be on the cusp of 40 and be mediocre.

Christianhanson
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angels22

about as pessimistic as you can get lol

losangel
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Make the Dodgers pay more.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Free PR for Arte 😪  😫  💩  👎 

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

He is going to the Dodgers.

With Bauer now out of the picture for them they are super motivated.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Bauer will probably be suspended for the rest of 2021 and half of 2022……..and then…….drumroll PLZ……….go to Houston.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

If Houston is indeed trying to revamp their image (putting minor leaguers in apartments etc..) they would probably not do this. They cut ties with Roberto Osuna so why would they open a new can of worms with Bauer ?

Christianhanson
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I love it. Make it happen. As long as its not Reid or Marsh I think it is a good pick up. He will likely extend. Would be a GAME CHANGER. Franchise changer in my opinion.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

I faintly hear “ Build Me Up Buttercup” in the background….

LAAFan
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Hear that, Max? The siren song that is the Angels calls once more.

VictoriousVIC
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Get it done Perry. Wherever Scherzer goes he’s gonna get extended. This would be a huge additions for the Angels moving forward. Get it done.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  VictoriousVIC

The way I look at it This is like a 2-3 year free agent deal signing with a signing bonus ( if in fact 2021 is lost) The compensation is a bit more than a draft pick though.

There’s no way we will have a shot at him next year without this trade.The biggest risk of course is his age & a potential lost strike season next year