Pitcher Max Scherzer set to join baseball’s $100 million club

When it comes to MLB’s $100 million arms, there is plenty of peril accompanying those robust paychecks. Time will tell for how Max Scherzer and Jon Lester fare this season and beyond — Scherzer is slated to sign with the Nationals and Lester signed with the Cubs — but as shown by Baseball-Reference.com’s Wins Above Replacement metric (WAR), subpar performances aren’t exactly rare in the wake of mound megadeals. Here’s how the other 14 pitchers fared by seasons before and after they signed their $100M-plus contract.


Baseball-Reference.com | By Todd Lindeman/The Washington Post January 20, 2015
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