Max Scherzer#36, SP, Washington
- July 27, 1984
- Birth Place:
- St. Louis, Missouri
- 2006 1ˢᵗ round (11ᵗʰ pick) by the Arizona Diamondbacks
— Player Notes
Advice: The signing was originally reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports on Monday. Half of Scherzer's $210 million is deferred through 2028, making the present-day value of the contract slightly less than the total value. Scherzer is 39-8 with a 3.02 ERA and a 492/119 K/BB ratio over 434 2/3 innings in the last two seasons. Now in the National League, and more specifically the NL East, Scherzer should continue being an extremely valuable fantasy asset in 2015. Meanwhile, the Nationals will arguably have the most fearsome starting rotation in baseball as presently constructed.8 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: It's safe to assume that the Nationals will make the Max Scherzer signing official at that time. The two sides have agreed to a seven-year, $210 million deal. Half of the money is deferred, so the present value of the contract is a bit less than it appears on paper. Either way, both sides got creative to get a deal done and Scherzer should remain a fantasy ace in D.C.
More: Chase Hughes on TwitterWed, Jan 21 Rotoworld
Advice: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the deal will be worth more than $180 million. The contract will run through his age-36 season in 2021. The Nationals' rotation was already plenty scary, but the addition of Scherzer makes Tanner Roark (who had a 2.85 ERA and 15 wins last year) the team's sixth starter. Not bad. Not bad at all. Of course, that might not last long, as the Nationals are now expected to move Jordan Zimmermann or another starting pitcher.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterTue, Jan 20 Rotoworld
Advice: There have been rumblings throughout the day that the Nationals were making a push to sign Scherzer to a seven-year contract, and it seems that the two sides are getting closer on a deal. If the Nats are able to get him signed, they'll reportedly look to deal Jordan Zimmermann or another starting pitcher.
More: Adam Kilgore on TwitterSun, Jan 18 Rotoworld
Advice: Scherzer is reportedly closing in on a seven-year contract, with the Nationals and another team still in play, but that team isn't the Yankees according to Sherman. The Tigers are also reportedly out, leaving it as a true mystery to who could be bidding against the Nationals.
More: Joel Sherman on TwitterSun, Jan 18 Rotoworld
Advice: Scherzer turned down a six-year, $144 million offer from the Tigers during the season, so Scott Boras is certainly seeking more than that for his client. Heyman also notes that Scherzer is likely to have a deal soon, with at least two teams in the mix.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterSun, Jan 18 Rotoworld
Advice: The Nats haven't publicly expressed much interest in the prized right-hander and Cotillo notes that no deal appears imminent. He would add to an already loaded Nationals rotation and make them a prime contender for the National League crown.
More: Chris Cotillo on TwitterSun, Jan 18 Rotoworld
Advice: The Cardinals have been rumored to be in the market for a big fish such as Max Scherzer, Cole Hamels or David Price, but Mozeliak repeated his stance that the club isn't actively looking to add. In recent days the Tigers were also reportedly out on Scherzer, leaving his market a bit up in the air. Of course, nobody's word really means much of anything, so it wouldn't be surprising if he ended up in St. Louis or back with the Tigers when all is said and done, either.
More: Derrick Goold on TwitterSun, Jan 18 Rotoworld
Thursday, March 5 - (Preseason)
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Head-to-head vs. NY Mets
|Career vs. NYM||4||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||18.2||17||6||6||1||7||24||2.89||1.29||.239|
|Home (this year)||14||14||11||1||0||0||0||0||0||94.0||75||28||28||9||29||108||2.68||1.11||.218|
|Night (this year)||17||17||9||2||0||0||0||1||1||114.0||101||44||43||9||38||117||3.39||1.22||.239|
|Last game vs. NYM||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||6.0||3||0||0||0||4||11|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Oct 2||@Bal||L 3-12||L||7.1||7||5||5||2||1||6||0||1||0||0||0||7.1||6.14|
|Sep 25||Min||W 4-2||W||6.0||5||2||2||0||4||9||18||5||0||0||0||220.1||3.15|
|Sep 20||@KC||W 3-2||W||7.0||7||1||0||0||1||6||17||5||0||0||0||214.1||3.15|
|Sep 15||@Min||W 8-6||-||7.0||7||4||4||1||1||5||16||5||0||0||0||207.1||3.26|
|Sep 9||KC||W 4-2||W||6.2||7||1||1||0||4||6||16||5||0||0||0||200.1||3.19|
|Sep 4||@Cle||W 11-4||-||6.0||4||3||2||0||3||6||15||5||0||0||0||193.2||3.25|
|Aug 30||@CWS||L 3-6||L||6.2||9||6||5||2||0||11||15||5||0||0||0||187.2||3.26|
|Aug 24||@Min||W 13-4||W||5.0||7||3||3||0||1||4||15||4||0||0||0||181.0||3.13|
|Aug 19||@TB||W 8-6||-||7.0||4||4||4||1||3||9||14||4||0||0||0||176.0||3.07|
|Aug 14||Pit||W 5-2||W||8.0||3||0||0||0||2||14||14||4||0||0||0||169.0||2.98|