The Washington Nationals and Max Schezer have agreed to a 7 year contract.
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
Adding Scherzer to Stephen Strasburg, Doug Fister, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Tanner Roark easily gives the Nats the best starting rotation in the MLB. Rumor has it that Zimmermann is on the trading block now.
Scherzer is entering his 8th MLB season, after spending the last 5 as a member of rhe Detroit Tigers. He was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks after just 37 starts across two seasons. He was part of the 3 team deal that saw Curtis Granderson go to the Yankees, Ian Kennedy and Edwin Jackson to the Diamondbacks and Scherzer, Phil Coke and Austin Jackson to Tigers.
A move back to the National League should help boost Scherzer to the top of the fantasy baseball rankings.