According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, the Red Sox are the favorites (among nine possible teams) to sign free-agent starter Max Scherzer. As Heyman points out, while Boston is averse to long-term contracts, they still need and ace. Moreover, signing Scherzer will allow them to hold onto prized prospects and avoid sacrificing a number one draft pick (thanks to their crappy 2014 finish). Of course, it also means they'll have to exceed the $144M offer that Scherzer turned down last year. Scherzer has clearly excelled in the American League (unlike trade target Cole Hamels) and has performed well in the post-season. Stay tuned!