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Max Scherzer Trade Odds: Dodgers, Padres & Mets Favored to Acquire Nationals’ Starter

Max Scherzer Trade Odds: Dodgers, Padres & Mets Favored to Acquire Nationals’ Starter article feature image

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Max Scherzer’s Next Team if Traded Odds

Odds via PointsBet

Team Odds
Dodgers +200
Padres +250
Mets +425
Brewers +500
Astros +600
Red Sox +700
Yankees +800
Athletics +800
Rays +800

Max Scherzer reportedly prefers a west coast team with a chance to win a World Series, so it makes sense the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres are the betting favorites to land the Cy Young winner.

According to odds released by PointsBet (in Colorado only), the NL West foes top the board to acquire the Nationals’ starter. Scherzer owns a no-trade clause, which means he has some power to dictate where he goes.

The Nationals are officially in sell-mode sitting 11.5-games back of the Padres for the second Wild Card spot in the National League. Scherzer became the top starting pitcher option on the market once Washington was swept by Baltimore last week.

The Dodgers are looking for another starting pitcher to replace Trevor Bauer, who is on administrative leave due to a pending sexual assault case. At this point, it seems Bauer is unlikely to return to Los Angeles this season. Meanwhile, the Padres are chasing both the Dodgers and Giants in the division, and A.J. Preller is one of the most aggressive general managers in the game with a deep farm system to use.

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After the west coast teams, the Mets come in at +425. It’s not known if Scherzer would accept a trade to the east coast, but owner Steve Cohen seems to want to be aggressive in competing for a championship this season. The Mets hold a 3.5-game lead over the Phillies in the NL East entering Wednesday night.

The rest of the contenders on the board include the Brewers, Astros, Red Sox, Yankees, Athletics and Rays as the starting pitching market is the thinnest of all positions with just two days left before the deadline.

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