According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Washington Nationals and RHP Max Scherzer have agreed to a seven-year deal worth $210 million. Scherzer will make $105 million in the 7 years he is with the Nationals then he will receive $105 million in deferred money.
Max scherzer has an agreement on a 7-year deal with nats. Dollars are not known.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 19, 2015
Source: Scherzer deal with #Nationals is seven years, $210M with half deferred. He will receive $15M per year for 14 years.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 19, 2015
Scherzer, 30, had a great 2013 and 2014 posting 6.4 and 5.6 fWAR seasons with a 3.05 ERA. He has pitched over 200 innings just twice and has a combined fWAR of 27 in 1239 innings pitched.This acquisition gives the Nationals a rotation of Scherzer, Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, Doug Fister, Gio Gonzalez, and Tanner Roark as the swingman. Earlier today reports said the Nationals were looking at Zimmermann offers and would listen on Strasburg. We will update you when more information is released.