The veteran right-hander’s agent Max Scherzer, Scott Boras, clarified comments he made to NBC Sports Chicago when he told the Washington Post three days later that a contract extension is not necessarily a prerequisite for the three-time Cy Young Award winner to waive his no-trade clause.
While it is not clear whether Scherzer will be available on the commercial market, the Washington Nationals find themselves with a negative record of 45-50, six games behind the New York Mets in the NL East:
A deal with Scherzer would be a box office success and could drastically alter the landscape wherever he goes, as MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal points out for The Athletic.
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Maxwell M. Scherzer (his real name), who is about to turn 37 for four more days, is having another great season with the Capital Nats: 7-4 with a 2.83 ERA in 18 starts He has already struck out 142 in just 105.2 innings and his whip is 0.88
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