The Nationals strengthened a strength in signing starter Max Scherzer, but how much did they improve overall?
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.
As we've grown accustomed to seeing around this time of year, the Nationals are once again being predicted to win the World Series.
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By Chase Hughes and Mark Zuckerman