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