The Max Scherzer sweepstakes have taken wild turns after another ahead of the 2021 MLB trade deadline. Now, the Los Angeles Angels are looking to play the role of spoiler and beat out the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres for Scherzer.

As noted by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Angels have been tabbed as the ‘mystery team’ in the race for the three-time Cy Young Award winner.

Earlier today, the San Diego Padres were rumored to be on the verge of acquiring Scherzer in yet another blockbuster trade for the NL West contenders. Still, such a trade has not yet been finalized. Meanwhile, the Dodgers recently acquired Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy, although one recent reported noted that the reigning World Series champions remain in the mix for a possible Scherzer trade.