Saturday, May 2, 2015
Custom Card of the Night: Scherzer Edition
I never would have expected a huge come-up like Max Scherzer's 2013 season. He was unstoppable, posting an unbelievable record, and even outdoing Justin Verlander, who was still at the top of his game. But he did it, and additionally had a nice 2014 outing as well. This combined power made him one of the most sought-after free agents this offseason.
Which means the Nationals are so lucky that they snagged him, in order to complete their mega-rotation of Strasburg-Scherzer-Fister-Gonzalez-Zimmermann-Roark. Which is pretty great, especially if you consider that Tanner Roark is currently a bullpen player.
Scherzer has gotten off to a pretty nice start in DC, even if the Nationals...haven't necessarily (they seem to operate on the same even-odd season timetable that San Francisco does). He's got a few nice starts behind him, and is close to the stuff he was throwing back in 2013.
I'm not sure if he's still as huge a name in the MLB as he was then, but he's in the middle of his career, and he's probably in for a nice time in Washington.
Coming Tomorrow- The team that IS in the lead in the NL East, their second baseman is making a strong case to be the backup David Wright.