Max Scherzer Apr 24, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) looks on against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Max Scherzer is not happy.

And he wanted to let everyone know that Friday night.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner spoke out after the New York Mets’ win over the Washington Nationals, criticizing the decision to trade closer David Robertson on Thursday.

The Mets sent Robertson to the Miami Marlins in exchange for two minor-leaguers, a de facto admission they are throwing in the towel on the season, despite being only 6.5 games out of a playoff spot after Friday’s victory.

Scherzer said he wants to talk with Mets officials about their plans and the team’s direction.

“Probably got to have a conversation with the front office,” Scherzer said. “You traded our closer away. A bunch of people are going to have to have conversations with the front office”

Scherzer who turned 39 Thursday, is tied with teammate Justin Verlander as the highest paid MLB pitcher ($43.3 million per year). He admitted he’s had a hand in the Mets’ disappointing season and the front office’s decision to become sellers at the trade deadline.

“We put ourselves in this position,” Scherzer said (via Tim Healey of Newsday Sports). “We haven’t played well enough as a team. 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.”

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