NOr it’s been 24 months and the champions of the 2019 World Series they have raised the banner of reconstruction. With the Stephen Strasburg injury and being 10.5 games away from the wild-card spots and 7 from the Mets in the NL East, the Nationals they completely opt for another path and have agreed to send Max Scherzer to the San Diego Padres instead, according to information from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
The Padres reinforce their pitching staff heading into the final stretch of the season, as they are in the third place in the West of the National League, 5.5 games from the upset Giants and 3.5 from the Dodgers, holding the second and final wild-card ticket at the Old Circuit.
A season that has not been up to expectations in San Diego, which before the season they got Blake Snell, Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove, but still they have not been able to hunt down the other Californian rivals.
Scherzer, who turned 37 on Tuesday, won the Cy Young in 2013, 2016 and 2017. In 2021 it has a mark of 8-4 in 2021, with a 2.76 ERA, being one of the best pitchers in the National League, opening the All-Star Game. The pitcher is in the final year of the 7-year, 210 million contract he signed with Washington in 2015.
It is the second year that the Padres have thrown themselves with everything in the change deadline. In 2020 they were made with Mike clevinger (operated by Tommy John, so he lost everything in 2021), Greg Allen Taylor Williams, Jason Castro, Austin Nola, Mitch Moreland and Trevor Rosenthal, but they lost in the Divisional Round by sweep to the Dodgers.
The trade deadline ends Friday at 4:00 pm ET.