“We’re Trying to Fight for Those Young Guys”- Max Scherzer Explains MLBPA’s Goal in Lockout

Published 02/25/2022, 7:30 AM EST

The ongoing lockout in Major League Baseball doesn’t seem to get over anytime soon. As the owners and the players’ association are still trying to figure out the collective bargaining agreement. To get the new CBA deal, senior MLB players Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole met with the owners. But the two parties are yet to agree.

Notably, Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole represents the players’ association in front of the MLB owners. Both sides met on Thursday for the new agreement. But seems like, once again it didn’t go their way. As the Mets’ star continues to fight for the young players of the league.

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Max Scherzer advocates for young MLB players

Notably, the lockout will be three months old on March 2, if the two parties do not agree to the new CBA deal. Earlier on Thursday, veteran MLB pitcher Max Scherzer met with the owners regarding the lockout and CBA. But before the meeting, Scherzer sent a strong message to the club owners.

Oct 11, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) bunts and advances first baseman Albert Pujols (55) to second against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning during game three of the 2021 NLDS at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

While signing autographs for fans, Scherzer said they are trying to fight for the young players of MLB so that they can get more money.

“We’re trying to fight for those young guys, and say, ‘hey, those guys need to get more money,” said Scherzer to baseball fans.

Notably, Scherzer along with Gerrit Cole of the Yankees are among the player association’s eight-man executive subcommittee. And both of them play huge roles in the negotiations with the MLB owners.

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Scherzer to lose more than $200k if the lockout continues?

Notably, if the lockout continues for a longer time, then the regular season will not start on its schedule. And in such a scenario, not only Scherzer but all MLB players will lose their salaries daily. However, considering Scherzer’s huge earnings, he’ll lose most among all MLB players.

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As per NY Post, if the regular season gets delayed, then Scherzer will lose around $232 daily from his purse.

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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.

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