The Nationals will have a surplus of top-level pitchers after signing Max Scherzer. That doesn’t mean they should trade one of them.

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Scherzer will get $15 million a year for the next 14 years, deferring half the money until after the contract expires.

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Today we’ll get ready for the 2015 MLB season with a team-by-team bullpen audit.

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(Reuters) – Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth pleaded guilty on Thursday to a reckless driving charge in Fairfax County, Virginia, and will serve five days in jail. The 35-year-old former All-Star Werth admitted to driving his Porsche 911 more than 100 mph on the Capital Beltway in Virginia last July in a stretch where the posted limit is 55 mph. “We are aware of the agreement reached today,” the Nationals said in a statement. “We do not condone reckless behavior, and we expect all members of the Washington Nationals organization to act in a responsible manner. We support Jayson, who is an integral part of the community and of the Washington Nationals family.” Werth will serve his sentence on weekends so he can continue rehabilitation during the week for the arthroscopic shoulder surgery he had earlier this month.

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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and been sentenced to five days in jail for driving 105 mph on the Capital Beltway.

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Free-agent reliever Casey Janssen and the Washington Nationals agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2016, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The move is an attempt by the Nationals to add late-game relief help to their bullpen following the trade that sent eighth-inning setup man Tyler Clippard, a two-time NL All-Star, to the Oakland Athletics for infielder Yunel Escobar. Shortly after that swap this month, Washington general manager Mike Rizzo said he felt the reigning NL East champions would be able to find a substitute for Clippard without adding anyone new to the organization. ”We feel we have the internal replacements to have a quality bullpen in 2015.” But the Nationals also had lost relievers Rafael Soriano and Ross Detwiler since the end of last season, and while Drew Storen is the incumbent as the closer, Janssen has plenty of late-game experience.

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Max Scherzer was unveiled Wednesday as the newest addition to the Washington Nationals’ pitching rotation, giving the Major League Baseball squad new hope in bidding for a World Series title. The Nationals confirmed a seven-year deal worth $210 million for the 30-year-old right-hander, who is 91-50 with a 3.58 earned-run average over 207 games, all but nine in a starting role. Scherzer went 18-5 last year. The Nationals already had the lowest earned-run average among starting rotations in the major leagues last season at 3.04 and will add Scherzer to a powerful starting lineup including Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister.

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