The Washington Nationals may have a dilemma on their hands when July's trade deadline arrives.
Do they move on from ace Max Scherzer?
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the idea is not one that's currently on the table.
"We’re certainly not thinking about that right now," Rizzo recently told The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. "We control the best pitcher in baseball for 2 1/2 more years – three playoff runs. He’s extremely well-priced. If you look at his contract, he’s extremely, extremely well-priced. We would have to command something that would be franchise-altering to consider moving him."
The idea of trading one of baseball's best pitchers might seem bizarre under normal circumstances, but the Nationals are in the midst of a subpar season, sitting fourth in the National League East with a 33-38 record.