Max Scherzer will make his much anticipated Dodger debut on Wednesday against the Houston Astros. He’s already made it known how much he’s looking forward to the highly tense series. He’s also discussed his excitement to join such a talented and star studded roster here in Los Angeles.
Who would’ve thought that a team would be able to have guys like Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Corey Seager, Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, Albert Pujols, and Max Scherzer all on the same roster. Any player would be thrilled to be around that many super stars and even better yet, get a legendary hug from Tío Albert himself. Scherzer didn’t shy away from speaking on the amazing opportunity.
“Yeah, that was pretty cool coming in and being able to give Albert Pujols a hug. You can say that about much of the other guys as well. This is an extremely talented group. I’ve got a chance to compete against them over the years and I’ve realized what they can bring, what this organization has done over the past handful of years and obviously what they’re capable of doing this year. It’s fun to join these guys because we have a great chance to win but it’s gonna take a lot of work to be able to get there. Nothing’s assured yet.”
The Dodgers certainly have a great opportunity to defend their crown and win back-to-back World Series titles with the team they have. After dealing with numerous injuries all year as well as a lack of production from key players, they’ve managed to stay in the hunt. Now with the addition of Max Scherzer, Trea Turner, and Danny Duffy as well as the return of healthy players, Los Angeles is more than capable of making another postseason run.
Just as Scherzer mentioned, there’s still work to be done for the ball club. They’ll have to either hold off other teams in the Wild Card hunt or continue to pressure the Giants for first place in the NL West. Of course, winning the division would be the ideal choice as it would ensure they skip the one-game Wild Card round as well as remain in contention for the best record in the league, guaranteeing them home field advantage.
They have the firepower and talent to pull it all off, as well as the fact that they’ll receive a Pujols hug for succeeding.