Breaking Down Max Scherzer's 7-Year, $210M Deal
Instead of getting money for seven years, Max Scherzer will instead be cashing checks from the Nationals until he's 44 years old.By Matt Moreno, Daniel Shapiro | January 20, 2015
It's not exactly the math you were taught in high school — $210 million for seven years of work does not translate to $30 million a year for new Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer. It will instead be about half that.
That's because Scherzer will be cashing checks for the next 14 years — until he's 44 years old and possibly not playing for the Nats anymore.
It's a unique deal that's gaining plenty of attention for how it's structured.