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Justifying the Max Scherzer Contract

Major League Baseball’s most active offseason in recent memory is finally winding down. Righty ace pitcher Max Scherzer, the winter’s highest-profile free agent, came off the market late Sunday night when he agreed to a uniquely structured 7-year deal, $210 million deal with the Washington Nationals. By adding Scherzer to a pitching staff that was […] The post Justifying the...
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Behind The Numbers Of Max Scherzer’s Mutually Beneficial Contract

In the days since the moment the world learned that Max Scherzer would sign with the Washington Nationals, quite a bit of information has come out about the record-breaking pact. Most notably, we found out that the total dollar value of Scherzer’s seven-year contract will be $210 million, paid out evenly over 14 years. At first glance, this might cause Nats fans some anxiety. Putting...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals player profile: Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer With the news of Max Scherzer officially signing with Washington, it is clear the Washington Nationals are serious about making a name for themselves in October. Scherzer is coming into arguably one of the best pitching staffs in the majors and will fit right in. The current pitching staff, including Jordan Zimmermann and Steven Strasburg, had a combined ERA of 3.03...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After signing Max Scherzer, what’s next for the Nationals?

The Washington Nationals may already have had the best team going into the 2015 season. The team has an unobstructed path to the postseason, and it’s even better now after signing Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million contract. Many observers, including myself, have picked the Nats to win the World Series over the past two seasons. This year, we may finally get it right...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Max Scherzer signs seven-year deal with Nationals

The Washington Nationals have pulled off the most shocking move of baseball’s offseason – they’ve signed the top free agent on the market, Max Scherzer, to a seven-year contract. While the terms of the deal are currently unknown, Scherzer will reportedly be making more than $180 million over the seven years. Former teammate Justin Verlander got $180 million over seven years...
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Interesting Tidbits About The Max Scherzer Deal

The Nats have signed 2013 American League Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer. You probably know that. But did you know: – Mike Rizzo originally drafted Scherzer in 2006 with the 11th overall pick for the Arizona Diamondbacks? This is hardly the first “Rizzo” guy the Nats’ GM has brought in over the past several years. Interesting, however, that he was willing to give long-term...
Via The Nats Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nats Have Signed Max Scherzer, Now What?

Welcome to Washington, Max. The Washington Post confirmed last night that the Nationals have in fact secured a seven-year contract with free-agent ace Max Scherzer, a bold move for Nats GM Mike Rizzo to bolster a starting rotation that was already the best in baseball. While terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, industry sources are saying the value will be upward of $160...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nats nearing seven-year deal with Max Scherzer

How’s this for an unexpected landing spot for Max Scherzer: the Washington Nationals? According to several media reports that began to trickle out on Sunday, Scherzer and the Nationals have mutual interest in one another, and the two parties are getting close on a seven-year contract. In fact, according to the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore, the contract is “very close”...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will/Should Tigers re-sign Max Scherzer?

Max Scherzer This is the question that is still lingering this offseason and a decision has yet to be made. After asking for $144 million last year that the Tigers denied to offer, Max Scherzer pitched a great year and made his case to get that money. Now, the Tigers aren’t the only team going for Max. The Cubs, Red Sox, Cardinals, and Yankees have also expressed interest. From...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Won’t somebody please sign Max Scherzer?

What’s wrong with all of you? There’s a perfectly good Max Scherzer just sitting there on the free agent market and nobody has bothered to pick him up yet. Fine, not every team has an extra $200 million lying around, but there has got to be someone out there who wants to sign a 30-year old free agent pitcher just one year removed from winning the AL Cy Young only to put up virtually...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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