Nationals sign Max Scherzer to 7-Year Deal

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.

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.

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