A late move could still be made that bumps the rookie back down, but only six days remain until Opening Day.
Scherzer turns 30 in July, so he would have been 38 at the end of such a contract.
Even outside of the injuries, it has been a rather bumpy offseason for the Tigers.
Regardless of who made the offer and who rejected it, a contract of $24 million or more per year places too high a value on Scherzer.
The day after announcing shortstop Jose Iglesias will miss four to six months, the Tigers delivered more bad news.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is expected to miss three months because of a back problem that requires surgery.
Comerica Park will be open for business on March 31st.
As much of a topic as offense has been this off-season, Nathan believes the defense will make the difference in 2014.
Attempting to write a blog about the Tigers off-season is, to quote Cosell, an exercise in futility.
“I’m not really sure where that comes from other than people continuing to talk about it,” Dombrowski said, “but the reality is it’s not true.”