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Rumor Mill: Nationals making hard push for Scherzer

According to ESPN reports, the Washington Nationals have a seven-year offer out for starting pitcher Max Scherzer and they're believed to be in competition for one other team for the free agent starting pitcher.

Wouldn't be surprised if that mystery team is the St. Louis Cardinals or the Detroit Tigers which are believed to be the hurler's preferred landing spots. But neither of those teams has seemed willing to push beyond the $144-million offer Detroit proposed to Scherzer a year ago.