Wednesday morning, the baseball winter meetings in San Diego started with legendary broadcaster and Michigan native Dick Enberg learning he is now a Hall of Famer.
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.
“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.”
Since the end of the season, Dombrowski has said Detroit’s odds of signing Scherzer declined precipitously when he became a free agent.
“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.
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera gave fans some good news Monday, tweeting a photo of himself at a gym.