Though Max Scherzer's contract includes a signing bonus and deferred money, the final total counting against the Nats' payroll comes in at seven years and $210 million.
With just five weeks left until pitchers and catchers report around the league for spring training, the Philadelphia Phillies still remain intent on dealing both Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels.
Cole Hamels has been the subject of trade rumors for quite some time, but this offseason the lefty has been connected to several teams with specific reports.
Cole Hamels has been a central figure in trade rumors for about a year now, as the Phillies have continued to stumble as a last place team.
Seeking to add veteran pitching to an up-and-coming young roster, the Chicago Cubs are interested in trading for Phillies ace Cole Hamels.