“He’s taking it to Detroit,” Vega said. “It’s definitely going to be in the city of Detroit.”
Simon, 33, made the All-Star Game last season and recorded a 3.44 ERA over 32 starts for the Reds.
Porcello nearly received an All-Star bid last season on the heels of back-to-back complete-game shutouts.
The next step in the project will include looking at possible sites for the stadium. DuBois estimates the total cost of the project at $8 million to $12 million.
Porcello pitched the best he ever has in 2014, recording an ERA of 3.43 over 204 2/3 innings.
For all Dombrowski’s insistence on characterizing Olney’s report as “inaccurate,” he still did not close the door on re-signing Scherzer. He has left that possibility open all offseason even as he has downplayed it.
Only Clayton Kershaw – significantly younger and significantly more productive – has commanded that kind of deal.
“People know they were involved with drugs and that’s why they’re not getting in the Hall of Fame and they do not belong in the Hall of Fame” Lasorda said talking about suspected PED users.
Since the end of the season, Dombrowski has said Detroit’s odds of signing Scherzer declined precipitously when he became a free agent.
The Tigers could have a perfectly solid rotation for 2015, but the future looks a bit more murky.