Who are the favorites to sign Max Scherzer?


Max Scherzer’s agent is Scott Boras, which means he probably won’t be signing anywhere quickly, but whenever the free agent ace does choose a long-term home Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com thinks it’ll be the Nationals, Yankees, Tigers, Cardinals, or Dodgers.

Rosenthal explains all of those inclusions, noting among other things that Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo originally drafted Scherzer while with the Diamondbacks and Scherzer is a St. Louis native. And then of course the Yankees and Dodgers are no surprise, and Scherzer has not ruled out re-signing with the Tigers.

For now at least there doesn’t seem to be a clear front-runner, although perhaps that just means Boras and Scherzer haven’t started trying to truly push for a deal yet.