Monday, January 19, 2015

Does Scherzer Signing Open Door For Sox?

The Washington Nationals have signed Max Scherzer to a seven-year deal for $210 million. This gives the Nats one of the most formidable starting rotations in all of baseball. Behind Scherzer are: Jordan Zimmerman, Doug Fister, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and the youngster Tanner Roark. This motherload of pitching creates an opportunity for the ace-free Red Sox. Both Zimmerman and Fister become free agents at the end of this year, so Washington can free up a lot of cash by dealing them for younger players. Enter Boston. If Ben Cherington can protect Blake Swihart and Mookie Betts and still acquire one of these starters, it will be a major coup. Brian MacPherson of The Providence Journal suggests that one of the hurlers can be gotten with some combination from a prospect pool including: Henry Owens, Eduardo Rodriguez, Brian Johnson, Garin Cecchini, Sean Coyle and Deven Marrero and Brandon Workman. It's time for Ben to act.