When the MLB and the Players’ Union announced that they have reached an agreement, the entire baseball world celebrated. For a long time, negotiations about the league’s CBA held back the 2022 MLB season. It got to the point where games started to be cancelled. Luckily, both sides were able to negotiate a fair deal in the end. Everyone was ecstatic, including a certain New York Mets pitcher.

Max Scherzer, the Mets’ latest prized acquisition, was happy with the fact that he’d be able to play baseball again in the near future. How happy, you ask? Well, according to the star pitcher himself, he did what any other reasonable baseball fan would do: drink a lot in celebration.

There’s plenty of reason for Scherzer to celebrate the end of the MLB lockout. If the games did get cancelled completely, the Mets star was set to lose a lot of money from his contract. Thankfully for him and other MLB stars, they were able to get a deal done that would also replay the previously cancelled games.

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It took a long road to get there, but the Mets will finally be able to unleash their star-studded pitching rotation. Scherzer joins a loaded starting pitcher rotation led by former Cy Young winner Jacob DeGrom. With those two in two, New York might finally break their playoff drought this season after coming oh-so-close last year.

Will Scherzer be the missing piece the Mets need? He might just be, if he and the rest of the pitching crew get ample run support from their hitters.