Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander ‘mercenary pieces of crap’: Evan Roberts
WFAN host Evan Roberts did not hold back his criticism of high-priced free agent acquisitions Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, who have failed to live up to expectations with the New York Mets.
Speaking on his Audacy podcast “Rico Brogna”, Roberts expressed his frustration with Verlander’s latest poor outing against the Atlanta Braves, saying “Now the offense wakes up, Justin Verlander takes a giant turd all over the Mets’ chances.”
Verlander gave up five runs in just three innings in a game the Mets ultimately lost 13-10 in the 10th inning.
“It was a collective fail by the bullpen and Justin Verlander. The Mets spend $90 million on these two mercenary pieces of crap who’ve done nothing,” Roberts added.
Scherzer and Verlander together earn about $90 million per year. Scherzer, in the second season of a three-year deal worth $130 million, has shown flashes of brilliance but also struggled when the Mets needed him most.
“Max Scherzer pitched well, missed a big chunk of time, and then when they needed him the most against the Atlanta Braves and then in the playoffs against the Padres, he wasn’t bad, he was awful,” Roberts said.
As the Subway Series against the New York Yankees approaches, Scherzer and Verlander are slated to start for the Mets on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
What did Evan Roberts say about Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander?
Roberts criticized the high-priced free agent acquisitions for their underwhelming performances and called them “mercenary pieces of crap”.
How much do Scherzer and Verlander earn?
Together, they earn about $90 million per year. Scherzer is in the second season of a three-year deal worth $130 million, while Verlander signed a two-year deal worth a total of $86.6 million.
What did Roberts say about Scherzer’s performance?
While Scherzer has had some good starts, Roberts pointed out that he struggled in crucial games against the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres.
Evan Roberts Calls Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander “Mercenary Pieces of Crap”
Evan Roberts, a well-known sports commentator and radio personality, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the performances of the New York Mets’ high-priced free agent acquisitions, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. In a recent episode of his Audacy podcast, “Rico Brogna,” Roberts criticized the two pitchers for their lackluster performances on the field.
During the segment, Roberts lambasted Verlander’s latest poor outing against the Atlanta Braves, where he gave up five runs in just three innings. He called Verlander’s performance a “giant turd” that ruined the Mets’ chances of winning the game. Roberts also had some harsh words for Scherzer, whom he accused of being a “mercenary piece of crap.”
According to Roberts, the Mets have spent a grand total of $90 million on Scherzer and Verlander. Scherzer, who is currently in the second year of a three-year deal worth $130 million, has been criticized by Roberts for his underwhelming performances during crucial games. Roberts cited Scherzer’s poor showings against the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres last year, where he “wasn’t bad, he was awful.”
Verlander, who signed a two-year deal worth $86.6 million this past offseason, has also come under fire from Roberts for his lackluster performances so far this season. The veteran pitcher, who won the AL Cy Young award with the Houston Astros last year, has struggled to find his form with the Mets.
Despite their disappointing performances, both Scherzer and Verlander are slated to start for the Mets in the upcoming Subway Series against the New York Yankees at Citi Field.