Nationals News: Max Scherzer "very close" to signing multi-year deal with Nats, per report

The Washington Nationals are on the cusp of one of the biggest coups of this offseason's free agency scramble, with reports indicating that they're on the verge of signing former Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer to a multi-year deal.

Here's the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore (via Twiter confirmation by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal) with the scoop:

If the Nationals do indeed land Scherzer on what most reports indicate would be a seven-year mega contract, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi indicates that starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann could be on his way out of town via the trade market:

As reported by Morosi, they could also consider shipping Stephen Strasburg off to clear up the necessary financial space:

Scherzer led the AL in wins for the second-straight year in 2014 (18), along with posting a 3.15 ERA and a 252/63 K/BB ratio in 220.1 innings pitched.

Stay tuned to our Washington Nationals team page for more Nationals news on Max Scherzer's impending signing!

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