Max Scherzer Sep 3, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) walks into the dugout after being taken out of the game against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets are in the middle of quite a disappointing season as the team is now 17 games back from first place in the division and 6.5 games back in the Wild Card race. As a result, they’ve already begun trading away some assets, trading away closer David Robertson to the Miami Marlins. And it sounds like ace Max Scherzer isn’t all that happy about how things have gone.

After Friday night’s win over the Washington Nationals, Max Scherzer gave his thoughts on the Robertson trade.

“Disappointed. I mean, obviously, we put ourselves in this position. We haven’t played well enough as a team,” Max Scherzer said of the trade according to ESPN. “I’ve had a hand in that for why we’re in the position that we’re at. Can’t get mad at anybody but yourself, but it stinks.”

After the Robertson trade, there is now at least some speculation that stars like Scherzer or Justin Verlander could be traded before the Aug. 1 trade deadline. But Scherzer didn’t have much to say about that possibility besides acknowledging that “we need to have a conversation.”

“You have to talk to the brass. You have to understand what they see, what they’re going to do,” Scherzer said. “That’s the best I can tell you. I told you I wasn’t going to comment on this until Steve was going to sell. We traded Robertson. Now we need to have a conversation.”

It’s a pretty brutal reaction all around, and the MLB world had plenty to say about it on social media.

We’ll have to see how this all shakes out as the team nears the trade deadline.