How much could the Yankees offer Max Scherzer in free agency?

In the middle of this MLB season, there was more than one New York Yankees fan dreaming of a trade coming to fruition that would bring Max Scherzer into the rotation.

That was before he learned that Scherzer had declined to be traded to the Bronx team. Eventually he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he is now the leader of the rotation and a candidate for his fourth Cy Young.

The 36-year-old right-hander will be available on the market again this winter, when he is a free agent, and Yankees management will have another opportunity to make a proposal to Scherzer that will change his mind.

There will be those who think that it is a risk to sign a pitcher of his age, but the veteran has proven to be at the top of his conditions.