Report: Nats among teams interested in Scherzer; deal expected soon

The Nationals are among a couple of teams talking to top free-agent starter Max Scherzer about a seven-year deal, according to CBS Sports.

Scherzer, 30, is said to be seeking more than $200 million. He turned down a six-year, $144-million offer from the Tigers last Spring Training.

CBS Sports notes a deal between the right-hander and a club is expected within the coming days.

The 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner is 39-5 over the past two years. He was 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA in 33 starts for Detroit in 2014.

Scherzer is 91-50 with a 3.58 ERA in seven seasons with the D-backs and Tigers. He’s thrown more than 200 innings the past two seasons and has made at least 30 starts in each of the past six.

— Cash Kruth


The Mystery team is believed to be the Yankees.

How do you know Adam?

39-5 in the last two years? 18-5 last year? That would mean he was 21-0 in 2013. Hmmm

I’d like to see him with the Yankees, I know it’s a long shot, but not so long, really. Other wise my number two team, the Dodgers. Yes I sm somewhat schizophrenic.

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