One could look at the Nationals' signing of Max Scherzer and say the 2013 Cy Young-winner had 210 million reasons to choose the Nats over the other teams who had shown interest this offseason.
If the Nationals signing top free agent Max Scherzer to a free agent contract - along with the final contract numbers - came as a surprise, well, you weren't alone.
The Washington Nationals will introduce their newest acquisition on Wednesday, as star pitcher Max Scherzer will meet with the media for the first time since signing a 7-year, $210 million deal.
Age on Opening Day 2015: 35
How acquired: Signed as free agent, Dec. 2010
2015 salary: $21 million
Age on Opening Day 2015: 31
How acquired: Trade with Twins, Nov. 2012
2015 salary: $9 million