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MLB Bullets won’t argue with Max Scherzer

The Nationals righty makes a statement. Plus, a beer making fun of the Astros.

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Max Scherzer is not a man to mince words. He’ll tell you what he thinks, whether or not it makes him popular.

During the recent kerfuffle between the MLB and the MLBPA, Scherzer made it very clear that he and his fellow players were deeply uninterested in the idea of taking further pay cuts.

“After discussing the latest developments with the rest of the players there’s no reason to engage with MLB in any further compensation reductions. We have previously negotiated a pay cut in the version of prorated salaries, and there’s no justification to accept a 2nd pay cut based upon the current information the union has received. I’m glad to hear other players voicing the same viewpoint and believe MLB’s economic strategy would completely change if all documentation were to become public information.”

Mark Zuckerman dives deeper into the dispute and the strategy behind Scherzer’s statements in a great piece, but Rob Friedman (aka Pitching Ninja) summed it up in about four words.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.