Why the Cubs Should Offer Max Scherzer a $200 Million Deal

December 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s official: Jon Lester is now a member of the Chicago Cubs after signing a six-year, $155 million deal. As Scott Miller of Bleacher Report recently wrote, the Cubs’ dreams of finally contending might be here. Exactly for that reason, the Cubs need to make a strong push to sign superstar starting pitcher Max Scherzer—at whatever price tag it will cost them.  With Lester signing at the $155 million mark, Scherzer is reportedly seeking a contract worth more than $200 million. Evaluating him on the same scale as Lester, he actually deserves the money (if you actually believe anyone deserves $200 million ...