Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole Could Lose This Insane Amount Daily Due to MLB Lockout

Published 02/24/2022, 8:00 AM EST
Oct 17, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) has his glove and hat inspected between innings against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning in game two of the 2021 NLCS at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The ongoing owners’ lockout in Major League Baseball is close to completing its three-month duration in the next week. Even now, there is no agreement between the owners and the player’s association. And if the two parties do not find a solution at the earliest, then not only the owners, but some of the top players might lose a sizeable amount of money from their purse.

Notably, if the regular season does not start on its slated schedule because of the lockout, then the league might lose a number of games. This scenario will not be beneficial for either the owners or players. And with this, some highly paid players like Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole will lose their salaries.


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Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole to lose approximately $200,000 daily?

There is no denying that not only the owners but also the players’ association are in a hurry to close the agreement as soon as possible. Because everyone wants games to be played in the ballparks without losing any league games.

Sep 29, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) throws a pitch against Toronto Blue Jay in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

But if the players’ association does not agree to the new collective bargaining agreement with the owners, then some of the top players, including Max Scherzer, Gerrit Cole, and Francisco Lindor, will lose their daily salaries.

As per New York Post, Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole will lose $232,975 and $193,548 for each regular-season loss, respectively, while players like Francisco Lindor and Marcus Semien will also lose $172,043 and $134,409 from their salaries on a daily basis if the season doesn’t start on its schedule.



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Notably, Scherzer and Cole are among the player association’s eight-man executive subcommittee, and they play huge roles in the negotiations with the MLB owners.

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Earlier before the lockout, Max Scherzer signed for the New York Mets on a whopping $130 million over three seasons, while Marcus Semien grabbed a seven-year deal with the Texas Rangers for a huge $175 million.


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WATCH THIS STORY: The Free-Agent Frenzy Is Gonna be Wild When The Lockout Ends

With the lockout still in motion, some of the top free agents, like Carlos Correa, Clayton Kershaw, and Freddie Freeman, are yet to join any team. Once the lockout gets over in Major League Baseball, we’ll know for which team they’ll be playing from the next season.



Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.