Back in late March, Max Scherzer turned down a six-year/$144 million contract extension with the Tigers.
Scherzer was coming off a season in which he went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and was awarded the 2013 Cy Young Award.
What did Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow think of Scherzer's decision?
"I thought when Detroit offered Scherzer $140 plus million dollars last year, and he turned it down, he was an idiot," Krukow said on KNBR 680-AM Monday morning. "I did. I'm thinking, 'What?' But it pays off...
"Is anybody out there that would walk away from an offer like that and say 'No, that's too much money. I can't take that." If it's out there, more power to the players..."
Reports surfaced Sunday night that the 30-year old agreed to a seven-year deal with the Nationals, however, the amount of money was unknown.
On Monday morning, the dollars and cents emerged.
According to multiple reports, Scherzer will make $210 million over seven years, with half of the money "deferred."
"It's pretty amazing but it also makes you scratch your head to think, 'What is Madison Bumgarner going to be worth when he gets up to the end of his contract?' That's staggering."
Scherzer went 18-5 last season with a 3.15 ERA.