Former Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer may have had a long wait, but he's finally found a home for 2015 and beyond after agreeing with the Washington Nationals on a multi-year deal.
Here's FOX Sports' Jon Morosi with the scoop:
Max Scherzer has agreed to a contract with the #Nats, source confirms @JonHeymanCBS report.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 19, 2015
With Hardball Talk indicating that his deal with the Nats will be for seven years for a total salary north of $144 million, Morosi reports that starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann may find his way out of town with the Nats sitting with a surplus of pitchers (and also in need of some financial flexibility):
If not Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg is another option Morosi has been told could be a possibility:
Yes, #Nats are willing to trade Stephen Strasburg if they don't get acceptable offer for Zimmermann (in event they land Scherzer).
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 18, 2015
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. Both his strikeout and innings pitched totals were career highs for the 30-year-old.
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