Scherzer chances: A team-by-team look

Which team will spend big to get the jewel of the free-agent market, pitcher Max Scherzer? Duane Burleson/Getty Images

It's a holiday tradition, like counting down the final hours of the old year and watching bowl games on New Year's Day: trying to guess the landing spot of a prominent client of agent Scott Boras.

A few years ago, it was Prince Fielder, and last winter it was Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales. This winter it's Max Scherzer, and baseball executives are doing the same thing fans (and sports writers) are doing in trying to forecast how this is going to play out.

But let's get one thing straight: All is good for Scherzer. In the end, he will get paid well to do what he loves to do, no matter where he winds up. In the case of Drew and Morales, who were not star players, the opportunities were limited. Scherzer is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and eventually something will get worked out.

We just don't know where, just as we had no idea in the first days of 2012 where Fielder would land.