Nathan said the work he has done so far this offseason has gone well, from building confidence in his new arm angle to refining pitches.
“I think the game is doing well,” Verlander said, “and you see that reflected in player salaries and also what the owners are taking in.”
Price names Martinez, not Cabrera, as the most difficult batter he has had to face.
“We’re going to miss those guys and those personalities,” Ausmus said, “but I’m not worried about there being a problem in the clubhouse.”
The Detroit Tigers visited with fans, answered questions and even posed for selfies during Thursday’s Kids Club Rally at Sterling Heights High School.
“I feel better than I have in three or four years,” Verlander said. “I’m genuinely excited.”
Price would consider a contract extension with Detroit, but free agency does hold a strong appeal – and not just because of the money.
Scherzer’s deal counts as $28,689,376 annually for purposes of baseball’s luxury tax.
In his introductory press conference, Scherzer acknowledged even he was staggered by the amount of the deal.
At the All-Star Break, Tatar is one of 10 players in the league who have reached the 20-goal mark.