MLB Nationals 

Scherzer signs with Nats

Close your eyes and imagine a pitching staff that includes a CY Young winner, a guy who threw a no hitter last year, a former number one overall pick, the 2012 NL wins leader and another dude who finished with a 2.41 ERA last season… don’t pinch yourself, you aren’t dreaming.

(I didn’t even mention Tanner Roark, who went 15-10 last season with a 2.85 ERA.

The Washington Nationals added to their already stellar pitching staff late last night, signing two-time All Star Max Scherzer.

Scherzer, who is 30 years old, reportedly agreed to a seven-year contract worth more than $180 million.

The former Detroit Tiger will join a staff, which ranked first overall in team ERA last season and second in WHIP.

Scherzer went 18-5 with a 3.18 ERA in 33 starts in 2014 and is a combined 39-8 over the last two seasons.

It will be interesting to see what GM Mike Rizzo does before Opening Day with the roster.

Stephen Strasburg agreed to a one-year deal worth $7.4 million last week to avoid arbitration but there have been rumblings that either he or Jordan Zimmermann could be traded.

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Either way as of January 19, 2015, the Washington Nationals have the best rotation in baseball and are a serious World Series contender.

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