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Max Scherzer could get traded from the Washington Nationals to teams like the San Francisco Giants or the Toronto Blue Jays ahead of the deadline.
As long as the Washington Nationals remain below.500, ace pitcher Max Scherzer will be the most popular starting pitcher to possibly be on the trading block.
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com hypothesized on if Scherzer would be dealt at the due date, along with to where he may end up. While expects Scherzer to be dealt if the Nationals are unable to assert themselves in the NL East race, he believes teams like the San Francisco Giants and the Toronto Blue Jays might be in the mix to land him for a run to the postseason. He is a free representative in 2022.
Why are groups like the Blue Jays and Giants such appealing landing spots for a person like Scherzer?
Max Scherzer trade rumors: Will Nationals ace go to the Blue Jays or the Giants?
Feinsand only ruled out two contenders that would not be in the market for Scherzer: The Los Angeles Dodgers since their rotation is currently incredibly top-heavy and the Tampa Bay Rays due to their small-market nature. So possibly contending teams like the Giants or the Blue Jays might create an engaging enough of a deal to pry Scherzer out of the countrys capital.
As mentioned in his post, Feinsand did write that Scherzer might return to Nationals in complimentary firm after a cup of coffee somewhere else, a la Aroldis Chapman with the New York Yankees in 2016. If the Nationals were to get top potential customers for him, that may tip the scales to Scherzer re-signing with Washington in his complimentary company, even if he is dealt ahead of this summers MLB trade due date.
Any variety of teams could be in the mix to trade for Scherzer, even San Francisco and Toronto.