From the outside looking in, having a two-headed monster at the forefront of a starting rotation may seem to be a dream come true. But sometimes pride gets in the way and leads to bad chemistry and falling-outs between teammates. However, Mets new star Max Scherzer has no problem deferring to Jacob DeGrom for the role of ace.

Scherzer signed a three-year deal with New York prior to the lockout and the questions immediately began rolling in about who would be the alpha dog in Queens. While many expected deGrom to remain at the front of the rotation, the star right-hander has battled injury issues over the past couple of seasons. When you factor in Scherzer’s bulldog mentality there is certainly a case to be made for him leading the staff.