So...Max Scherzer Just Signed For $210 Million With The Nationals....

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  1. Trandy

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    $210 million over seven years.....that's $30 million a year. :crazy

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  2. Veritas

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    1. He's pitched lights out for a couple years now and the Nationals really want to get to the world series. This gives the Nationals the best rotation in baseball, IMO. Scherzer, Strasburg, Zimmerman, Fister, and Gonzalez. 1 through 5 would be no less than #2 on almost every other staff in the league.

    2. I just looked at the specifics of the deal. He's going to make a $50 signing bonus plus $15 million a year for 14 years (Half of the annual salary is deferred, thus doubling the length, and taking half as much per year). That's a smart ballplayer right there. He's definitely planning for his long term future.
     
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    That's more than Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt make combined! And they play every day, not just once a week.
     
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    Reminds me of the pitching staff Atlanta had throughout the 90's. Washington should take note that the Braves didn't win that manychampionships.
     
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    Washington wants to start with one. Then worry about more. It beats sitting around hoping.
     
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    Already overpaid athletes getting over paid even more. Woohoo!

    :sarcasm
     
  7. 2HBStrat

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    A $50 signing bonus? That's not very much.......
     
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    The reality is that it's not really a 7 year deal. It's really a 14 year deal. Once inflation is factored into the equation over the 14 years, it's estimated value will actually be closer to $170 million. That's still a lot of money.

    Right now it's not clear if the $50 million is on top of the $210 or if it's included in that figure. If it's in addition to the $210 million, than wow!
     
  9. Tony Foran

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    He'll be 31 and has only one complete game. I'm glad the Tigers passed on this one.
     
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    No confusing these guys with the Expos, that's for sure...
     
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    Gee, that's almost as much as Kershaw...but Scherzer is 30 (31 in July) and Kershaw is 26...
     
  12. Tony Foran

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    And Max also gave up seven runs in seven innings with a ERA of 6.19 in the 2014 playoffs.
     
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    One guess who his agent is.
     
  14. chopsley

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    I hate that guy.
     
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    I can't imagine why any baseball player who can would sign with any agent other than Boras

    Also, what a crazy deal. As a Braves fan, I'm excited about the long term future of the Nats. But this year is going to be rough.
     
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    sad day for the tigers. time will tell but I think he was asking too much. good work for the nats though.
     
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    Was really hoping the Tigers would sign him but he isn't worth that kind of contract.
     
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    I want to know what Verlander's gonna get. turned down $160m from the Tigers a year ago....
     
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    I am too Tony.. When he was pitching great in that playoff game a couple years back and asked out after the 6th or 7th inning I was much less a Max fan.. He'll like the National League, they will pinch hit for him in those innings anyways. Good luck Washington.

    Jeff
     

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