Report: Nats could listen to Scherzer’s commercial offers
The Washington Nationals are last in eastern NL with a 24-33 record. If things don’t improve, it may be time for the club to consider changes.
One of these changes could occur on the mound. According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, the Nationals aren’t ready to listen to Max Scherzer’s offers, but their mindset could change in the coming weeks.
Scherzer is a prime candidate as he is in the final year of his seven-year, $ 210 million contract with the Nationals and will be a free agent after the 2021 campaign. He will also be 37 in July, and his time in the league. Major League Baseball is undoubtedly starting to run out of steam.
The St. Louis native has been one of Washington’s best pitchers this season and undoubtedly the team’s ace since arriving in DC, so it’s not hard to see why the Nats are reluctant to take him on. move. However, swapping him out would allow the team to get help in other positions.
Scherzer is 5-4 this season with a 2.22 ERA, 0.818 WHIP and 104 strikeouts in 77 innings.
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