Perhaps the biggest name kicking around MLB trade rumors, Max Scherzer, could be dealt to a new team before the sun rises on Thursday.
With the MLB Trade Deadline quickly approaching, rumors about where top targets will land are intensifying.
Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is among the most talked about candidates on the market and might be the best player available. The case could be made for Kris Bryant, but the deadline is usually defined and dictated by the movement of pitchers. A contending team would love to have a deadly bat like Bryant in the lineup, but there’s a premium on aces like Scherzer who can single-handily tip the scales of a playoff series from the mound.
Scherzer is going to command a steep price for whatever team trades for him, but it sounds like a resolution is nearing.
MLB Trades: Washington Nationals expected to trade Max Scherzer soon
According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, there’s an expectation that Scherzer will get traded before the end of the day.
“Max Scherzer trade talks have continued to intensify, and those close to the conversations believe a deal could be reached by late tonight. The Giants, Dodgers, and Padres are among the top suitors, but other clubs are involved,” Morosi reported on Wednesday morning.
We’ll see if a deal ends up coming to fruition, but the calm before the Scherzer storm seems to have passed. We’re in the thick of the chaos and the indication seems to be that a Scherzer deal will break one way or another.