Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez, Doug Fister, Max Scherzer. That’s what the Washington Nationals rotation will look like on Opening Day 2015 if reports by Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman are true.
Early word I am hearing is #Nationals plan is to keep Zimmermann, have super rotation and go for it in 2015
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 19, 2015
Not only have the Nats landed the best free agent pitcher on the market and a former Cy Young Award winner, it looks like they’re willing to go all-in on the 2015 season with what will certainly be the best rotation in baseball. The rotation will have four pitchers (Scherzer, Strasburg, Zimmermann, and Fister) who finished in the top 10 in Cy Young voting in 2014. Gio finished third in NL Cy Young voting in 2012.
We’ll certainly have more about this incredible deal in the coming days, but with a seven-year deal rumored to be more than $180 million, the Lerners have decided to spend a whole lot of money to compete for a World Series title.