Max Scherzer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Max Scherzer has set high free-agent bar for Gerrit Cole "This offseason, Gerrit Cole signed a nine-year, $324 million contract with the Yankees, the largest by total value for a pitcher and the highest average annual value, too, at $36 million. There was plenty of talk when he was introduced at Yankee Stadium about how many championships..." January 03

  • Top-5 Starting Pitchers of the 2010’s

    Hardball Talk "We’ve covered the five best defenders, the five best base runners, the five best power hitters, and the five best overall hitters of the 2010s. Now let’s jump into the five best starting pitchers of the 2010’s. 5. Zack Greinke,..." December 28

  • BBWAA corrects $100,000 error in NL Cy Young vote totals

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baseball Writers Association of America had to issue a correction to their NL Cy Young award vote totals on Wednesday after making a $100,000 error. Jacob deGrom won the NL Cy Young award almost unanimously, as he received 29 of 30 possible first-place votes. The initial vote..." November 14

  • Nationals' Max Scherzer gifts team with commemorative bottles ahead of World Series parade

    Sporting News "Washington celebrated its first World Series title Saturday with a parade, but pitcher Max Scherzer made sure to gift the Nationals with something else to honor their achievement. Scherzer awarded team personnel with bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label scotch that..." November 04

  • MLB awards: Finalists announced for 2019 MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year honors

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball revealed the  finalists for each of the four major Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards for the 2019 regular season. Those four awards: MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. There are three finalists for each award in both..." November 04

  • Every pitcher from the 2014 Detroit Tigers starting rotation is now a World Series champion

    CBS Sports "Congratulations to the entire 2014 Detroit Tigers starting rotation on their World Series rings, none of which were actually won with the Detroit Tigers.  With Max Scherzer and Anibal Sanchez as part of the Washington Nationals team that..." November 02

  • Did Dave Martinez leave Max Scherzer in too long?

    Hardball Talk "Max Scherzer heroically started Game 7 of the World Series for the Nationals against the Astros. 48 hours ago, he couldn’t lift his arm and needed his wife to help him get dressed, causing him to be scratched from his scheduled Game 5 start due to neck spasms. Cortisone shots are..." October 31

  • Washington Nationals Rage After World Series, Booze, Lightsabers & Fat Guys!

    TMZ "It was absolute PANDEMONIUM after the Washington Nationals won the World Series on Wednesday ... from the locker room to the streets -- and the video is WILD!! The players RAGED with a booze-filled celebration ... chugging beer and champagne, while dancing around to Latin music,..." October 31

  • 'This is what you live for': Max Scherzer, 'rising from the dead,' ready to lead Nationals into Game 7

    USA Today "In this marvelous and historic season, the Washington Nationals knew all along Tuesday it had to end this way. Their magical year simply could not conclude in any other fashion. “This is the most 2019 Nats thing ever," Washington closer Sean..." October 30

  • Max Scherzer will start potential Game 7, feels 'good' after throwing

    The Score "The Washington Nationals are getting their ace back. Max Scherzer told reporters "I'm good" after throwing in left field at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday before Game 6, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. After seeing him throw, Nationals..." October 29

  • Max Scherzer’s status for Game 6 of World Series still uncertain

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals received some crushing news on Sunday morning when they learned Max Scherzer would be unavailable to pitch in a pivotal Game 5 later that evening. The Nats started Joe Ross in his place, who allowed four runs in five innings in a 7-1 loss. As of Monday,..." October 29

  • Nationals' circle of trust has been just six pitchers deep. Can the group see things through in World Series?

    USA Today "Come Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, the Washington Nationals will stare down elimination for the fourth time this postseason, trailing by a game in this World Series and tasked with toppling future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander to keep their season alive. A 3-2 deficit is far..." October 28

  • Max Scherzer scratched from Game 5 start due to back injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals suffered a major blow hours before Game 5 of the World Series. Scheduled starter Max Scherzer has been scratched with back issues, and will be replaced by Joe Ross. Stephen Strasburg will still start Game 6, and it is unclear if Scherzer will be available for..." October 27

  • Michigan sleep doctor helping Nationals chase World Series title: Goodnight, Max Scherzer

    USA Today "Dr. Meeta Singh, a sleep expert based in Novi, Michigan, has taken an unusual, behind-the-scenes role in the World Series, setting the bed times for the Washington Nationals. No, she doesn’t have the full bed-time authority afforded to most parents to say: Turn..." October 25

  • Here's everything you need to know about Game 1 of the 2019 World Series

    CBS Sports "The Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals for Game 1 of the 2019 World Series on Tuesday at Houston's Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Rays in five games in the ALDS, and advanced to the World Series with a win over..." October 22

  • Nationals' Max Scherzer to face Astros' Gerrit Cole in World Series Game 1

    ESPN "To nobody's surprise, three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzeris officially the Game 1 starter for the Washington Nationals. He'll face off against Houston Astros starter Gerrit Cole, who is riding a streak of 19 consecutive winning decisions, in the first..." October 21

  • Max Scherzer almost fell before ceremonial puck drop at Capitals game

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer has some time off before the start of the World Series, so he’s pumping up some of the other teams in the city. He just has to avoid falling down doing it. Scherzer participated in a ceremonial puck drop ahead of Friday night’s..." October 18

  • Sensational Scherzer loses no-hit bid in 7th "History often repeats itself. Typically, though, it’s a little less blatant. Six years after Aníbal Sánchez and Max Scherzer took no-hitters into the sixth innings of consecutive American League Championship Series games, those two accomplished..." October 12

  • Max Scherzer after Game 4 gem: 'My arm is hanging right now'

    The Score "Max Scherzer helped save the Washington Nationals' season on Monday when he hurled seven innings of one-run ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers to stave off elimination, pushing himself to the limit to do so. The 35-year-old admitted he was "gassed" after..." October 08

  • Max Scherzer will start Game 4 despite NLDS relief appearance

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals will stick to the plan and start Max Scherzer in Game 4 of the NLDS. Manager Dave Martinez announced ahead of Sunday’s Game 3 that Scherzer will be good to go for Game 4 after throwing an inning of relief in Friday’s Game 2. October 06

  • Dave Roberts: Dodgers were surprised by Max Scherzer’s Game 2 relief appearance

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals went with an unexpected reliever during Friday’s NLDS Game 2, and Dave Roberts is admitting that he got thrown for a loop. Nationals ace Max Scherzer entered during the eighth inning nursing a 4-2 lead and struck out the side in order on 14 pitches, as..." October 05

  • Nats manager Dave Martinez: Wild Card Game would be 'Max's day' "For as much as Nationals manager Dave Martinez preaches the mindset of being “1-0 every day,” there now exists the need of foresight. The Nats’ magic number for a berth into the National League Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 1 -- whether at home or on the road -- is just..." September 24

  • Nats become 1st NL team in 50 years to have 3 pitchers with 200+ strikeouts

    The Score "The Washington Nationals made history Sunday, becoming the first National League team in 50 years to have three starters with 200-plus strikeouts, the team announced. Patrick Corbin reached the 200-strikeout mark Sunday against the Miami Marlins to join teammates Max Scherzer and..." September 01

  • Nationals brought in Max Scherzer as pinch runner in tied game

    Larry Brown Sports "Max Scherzer is taking things slowly after recently returning from the injured list, but he apparently felt well enough to pinch run on Friday. With their game against the Miami Marlins tied at 4-4 in the seventh inning, the Washington Nationals brought in the ace righty to run for..." August 31

  • Max Scherzer joins Tom Seaver as only pitchers with 8 straight 200-K seasons

    The Score "Mad Max, meet Tom Terrific. Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer clinched his eighth consecutive 200-strikeout season Wednesday night when he fanned Baltimore Orioles third baseman Rio Ruiz in the fourth inning. The strikeout made history for..." August 29

  • 5 MLB pitchers who need to step up down the stretch

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s do-or-die time for a number of Major League Baseball contenders. Pennant races are tight, particularly the wild card races, though there are some division battles that remain well worth watching too. It’s to the point of the season where little things will make all the..." August 29

  • Max Scherzer optimistic but 'not out of the woods yet' "The good news from Max Scherzer on Friday morning was he was able to play catch without issue prior to the Nationals' series opener against the Cubs, keeping in line with his normal routine after a start. Scherzer was still not ready to put his battle with back and shoulder injuries..." August 24

  • Max Scherzer admits he still has concerns over back injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer returned to the mound for the first time since July 25 on Thursday night, but he knows he still has to monitor his back injury. After getting through four innings of work against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, Scherzer played catch without..." August 23

  • Max Scherzer felt pretty good in his return, but ‘it’s more about tomorrow than it is today’

    Washington Post "Max Scherzer had to hold back a bit Thursday, resisting the temptation to give everything he had, realizing there was much more at stake than an August start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 35-year-old ace returned from the injured list and threw four innings in a 7-1..." August 23