JUST IN: Washington Nationals agree to 7-year deal with Max Scherzer

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.

Now that the Nat’s have signed Scherzer,  thet may explore trading either Jordan Zimmermann or Stephen Strasburg.

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 points out on Twitter, the Nationals are forfeiting pick #27 in the 2015 draft with the signing of Scherzer. The Tigers gain pick #35. –Hardballtalk

Max was never going to get that much term in Detroit. So long, #37.

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