MLB lockout: Max Scherzer makes his most important offseason pitch

Aug 21, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) in the first inning of the game against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 21, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) in the first inning of the game against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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As the MLB lockout drags on and Major League Baseball owners and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) posture in the public eye in an attempt to prove each of them right in the actions that have brought the offseason to a halt, New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer is making his pitch to baseball fans on what’s on the line for players during these negotiations.

Max Scherzer took to Twitter to explain exactly what players are looking to accomplish as the MLB lockout grinds along

The 37-year-old Scherzer has had quite the offseason so far, inking a three-year, $130 million deal with the New York Mets before the MLB lockout went into effect. He has also continued to be in the news thanks in part to his role with the MLBPA as one of the association’s player representatives.

Scherzer’s voice carries far in these negotiations and in the public posturing by MLBPA as baseball fans look for any sign that spring training (as well as the regular season) will begin on any kind of normal timeline.

While the three-time Cy Young winner may not be posting on Twitter often in recent months (tweeting just twice in the 2021 calendar year), Scherzer used Twitter on Friday to emphasize exactly what MLB players are looking to accomplish with the next Collective Bargaining Agreement, and how they can accomplish that without the use of mediators.

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Scherzer is making his pitch on social media on behalf of the MLBPA. Much like his time on the mound, it was efficient and right down the middle.