As has been speculated all day, the news is now official. Max Scherzer will be a member of the Washington Nationals.
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, Scherzer goes to the Nationals on a 7-year deal. No dollar amount to the contract was immediately available, but it’s expected to be in the $180-200 million dollar range.
Max scherzer has an agreement on a 7-year deal with nats. Dollars are not known.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 19, 2015
Now that the Nat’s have signed Scherzer, thet may explore trading either Jordan Zimmermann or Stephen Strasburg.
#Nats prepared to trade starter if they sign Scherzer. Zimmermann most likely candidate but one source says Nats would listen on Strasburg.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 18, 2015
Scherzer, 30, one of the top in the league for the past few seasons, has a 39-8 record with a 3.02 ERA and a 492/119 K/BB ratio over 434 2/3 innings. He led the league in wins and made the American League All-Star team in both years and earned the 2013 AL Cy Young award.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) January 19, 2015
Max was never going to get that much term in Detroit. So long, #37.