“I like our ball club,” Dombrowski said, “and if we can get there, I like our chances.”
Despite making plenty of changes in the offseason, the Detroit Tigers still expect to be a contending team in 2015.
Detroit Tigers fans and baseball fans alike are all waiting to see where free agent pitcher Max Scherzer will land.
We proceeded more with this when we had the opportunity to do something else but we weren’t going to do something else unless we could get a starting pitcher which we said all along” Dombrowski said.
Porcello nearly received an All-Star bid last season on the heels of back-to-back complete-game shutouts.
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.
“There is not one thing that has changed from the Detroit Tigers perspective,” Dombrowski said.
“I’m kind of surprised being here at the Winter Meetings that you really haven’t heard about Scherzer.”
“I don’t bet against Dave Dombrowski ever, I believe that the Tigers can and will be the team to beat in the central this year but they have a little work to do this offseason.”