The 2020 World Series champions have just acquired the most highly sought-after available pitcher at the trade deadline, Max Scherzer. They also acquired shortstop Trea Turner, who is tied for most cycles in MLB history at only 28.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan announced the trade via Twitter on Thursday night.
BREAKING: The Dodgers are finalizing a deal to acquire star right-hander Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals for a massive prospect haul, sources tell ESPN. The blockbuster of blockbusters is going to happen.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021
In addition to hitting for three cycles (2017, 2019 and 2021), Turner is also a World Series champion with the 2019 Nationals, a 2021 All-Star selection and 2018’s NL leader in stolen bases. He was drafted by Washington in 2015 and has played nowhere else until now.
Scherzer, widely considered one of baseball’s best pitchers was also on the Nationals’ World Series championship team. He has won the Cy Young award three times, made eight All-Star appearances and led the NL in strikeouts three separate times. Adding to that impressive resume are two no-hitters and three immaculate innings.
The Nationals are receiving a “massive haul” of prospects in return for two of their best players. Among these prospects are catcher Keibert Ruiz, right-hander Josiah Gray and outfielder Donovan Casey. Stay tuned to TGH for more MLB trade deadline coverage.
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