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
The Washington Nationals may be closing in on a deal with former Tigers ace Max Scherzer, according to MLB Insider Chris Cotillo and CBS baseball writer John Heyman.
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has decided on his list of 20 teams he can't be traded to this offseason and among them is the Washington Nationals.