“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.”
The Tigers could have a perfectly solid rotation for 2015, but the future looks a bit more murky.
“We’ll listen to anything … but we like having five real good, five solid starting pitchers,” Dombrowski said. “We’re content.”
It’s not often a general manager has to defend bringing back the runner-up in the MVP race, but Detroit’s Dave Dombrowski faced an obvious question after signing Victor Martinez to another four-year deal.
With four straight division titles to their credit — but no World Series championship since 1984 — the boldness is understandable.
“I called him today and let him know,” Dombrowski said about the soon-to-be 40-year-old veteran.
Detroit, of course, already has a manager in Brad Ausmus, a longtime major league catcher who now has one year of managing under his belt.
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski expressed that Andrew Miller did not go to the Orioles because of a lack of effort on the part of the Tigers.
In return for Fister, the Tigers received young starter Robbie Ray, reliever Ian Krol and infielder Steve Lombardozzi (since traded), none of which figured prominently in the outcome of this season.