With the trade deadline just days away, there are a variety of rumors floating around regarding many players and teams. One of the players everyone is sure will be on the move is Max Scherzer, the ace of the Washington Nationals staff. According to Dan Sileo, although many teams are interested, the Brewers may be the favorites to land Scherzer.
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Max Scherzer This Season
So far this year, Max Scherzer is is 7-4 with a 2.83 ERA. An All-Star this season for the eighth time, Scherzer also has 146 strikeouts compared to just 25 walks. He is the final year of a monster seven-year $210 million contract that he signed back in 2015.
Half of the value of Scherzer’s contract was deferred until 2022-2028 where he will receive $15 million per year during that time. In short, even after this season is over, he is owed $105 million, which is half of the $210 million deal he signed in 2015. It is not known how much of that the Nationals will be responsible for in the event that Scherzer gets traded.
Max Scherzer Would Make the Brewers Starting Rotation Unstoppable
The Milwaukee Brewers already have three All-Star starting pitchers. The trio of Brandon Woodruff, Corbin Burnes, and Freddy Peralta helped the Brewers’ pitching staff become the fastest to strikeout 1,000 opponents in a season. Adding a pitcher like Max Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, would make the starting rotation that much more formable.
Just imagine having to face Scherzer, Woodruff, Burnes, and Peralta in a seven game series. The Brewers may not get another bat before the deadline. However, this pitching rotation would be good enough to win a World Series. It will cost some very good prospects in order to get him. However, it may be worth it for the Brewers’ first World Series title.
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