‘Amazin' But True' Podcast Episode 94: Mets Mean Business Signing Scherzer, Marte feat. Mike Puma

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Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom. Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer.

Are you kidding me?

Mets fans are drooling over the new top of their starting rotation. Two of the greatest pitchers of our generation and arguably ever….will don the same orange and blue uniform. It still doesn’t feel real. Steven Matz’s agent might get a statue outside Citi Field. He made Steve Cohen mad…to the point that he, Billy Eppler and the front office went out and signed Starling Marte, Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar — all in a 24 hour span — and then they went out and got Mad Max. Unbelievable.

To react to the Scherzer news and all the Mets newest signings, we bring you a special emergency episode of the “Amazin’ But True” podcast with Nelson Figueroa and me, featuring a chat with The Post’s Mike Puma.

Amazin’ But True’ Podcast with Jake & Figgie:

  • SCHERZER: This is a move that means the Mets are going for championships. He has been durable his entire career and has consistently been good. Despite his age, he has not regressed at all. Scherzer and deGrom pitching four games in playoff series could be special. Mets fans are rightfully excited as they should be. They are not done yet either. They will get another starting pitcher, bullpen help and a few more bats.
  • MARTE: Have wanted Starling Marte here for years. He gives the Mets a versatile player that can steal bases and play a great center field. They can now move Brandon Nimmo to a corner outfield spot.
  • CANHA/ESCOBAR: Great depth additions and Escobar coming off a career year. They signed him for a few million more than what they got Jason Vargas for. That could turn out being a steal.

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  • MAD MAX: Things started to materialize during the GM Meetings with Scott Boras. Once Kevin Gausman went elsewhere, Scherzer was their top option.
  • BAEZ: Thinks Javier Baez ends up coming back to the Mets.
  • OTHER POTENTIAL MOVES: Taylor Rogers? Gary Sanchez? Matthew Boyd?
  • LOCKOUT: Unsure how long lockout goes, but would be surprised if it went past February as unsigned players are going to want to be ready for season.

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