Rumor: Max Scherzer On The Trade Block!


This season hasn't quite gone as planned for the Washington Nationals, sitting in 4th place in the NL East at 25-33. 

Ace Max Scherzer, at 37, will be a free agent at season's end, and the Nationals would do well to get a big haul for him now. The 3-time Cy Young Award winner is still at the top of his game, with a National League-leading 104 strikeouts and a 2.22 ERA. 

Scherzer's hometown is St. Louis. And it just so happens that the St. Louis Cardinals are in desperate need of a dominant starting pitcher, after their own ace, Jack Flaherty recently went down for two months with an oblique injury. 

But with a game-changing talent like Scherzer available, there could be quite the bidding war for his services. Other teams have been mentioned as well, including the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs.

Let the bidding begin!

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