Uh, we guess a record-setting contract with a new team wasn’t enough for Max Scherzer to realize he needed to change his Twitter bio?
If he wasn’t using his account, Los Angeles Dodgers fans wouldn’t particularly care, but as a prominent voice for the MLB Players Association amid the current lockout, Scherzer has been frequenting social media to ensure the union’s messaging is getting across.
Scherzer tweeted as recently as February 4 in response to the league attempting to call in a federal mediator to help the collective bargaining agreement talks progress. Both of his tweets got more than 39,000 likes. Pretty famous guy.
The only problem? He’s now a New York Met after signing a three-year, $130 million contract, and that $43.33 million per year is the highest AAV the league has seen … but his banner photo is still one featuring him in a Dodgers uniform. So is his profile picture. His bio mentions the Dodgers and his location pins him in LA. He lives in Florida, though.
Former Dodgers pitcher Max Scherzer needs to change his Twitter profile.
Dodgers fans really don’t need to be triggered by Scherzer in a Dodgers jersey when he’s no longer on the team or be provided with another reminder that the front office may have botched a prime opportunity to retain him. It’s a touchy subject because of how dominant he was during the second half of 2021 and how it felt like he was embracing the Dodger way … only to bolt in November when Mets owner Steve Cohen offered him the highest bid.
Can’t blame him. That amount of money is absurd … but some fans truly believed his will to win would trump taking a truckload of cash to likely wither away on the downtrodden Mets, who always seem to fail regardless of their expectations. They underwhelm when they’re supposed to overwhelm … and they faceplant in epic fashion when they’re supposed to underwhelm.
Perhaps Scherzer will learn that in his inaugural season with his former division rival. Maybe he’s already regretting signing off his rights to be on a fringe Wild Card team for the next three years and that’s why he hasn’t changed his Twitter bio?
Dodgers fans are upset about it too, Max, but they’ve moved on to dream about outlandish post-lockout scenarios. It’s time to officially end the breakup with a social media update … because isn’t that how it’s done nowadays?