Nationals' Max Scherzer Will Waive His No-Trade With One Stipulation

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer could find himself on the trade block if his team is out of the playoff picture at the end of July, but if you're a team looking to acquire 'Mad Max', you better get off your wallet. Scherzer's agent Scott Boras confirmed on Friday, the bulldog pitcher is only interested in a trade if there's a contract extension that follows.

Boras met with NBC Sports on Friday and had this to say:

The reality of it is it's going to have to lead to something. And the reality of it is a ton of people are going to ask (about him). He's probably the most coveted trade chip I've seen because every team that's in it needs him

The Nationals are notorious for starting slow and appear to be headed in the right direction. If that's the case, there's a very limited chance they move their best pitcher. Scherzer is turning 37 in July, but he hasn't slowed down one bit. He owns a 2.19 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and has struck out 112 batters in 14 starts while only walking 18.  

If Scherzer ends up being available before July 31st, get ready for one of the biggest bidding wars in MLB history. 

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