The first time new Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus met starting pitcher Max Scherzer, the hurler told Ausmus he would always be honest with him.
Shortly before the start of a spring training game last month, Dave Dombrowski paused briefly to sign a few autographs for fans.
Even Scherzer, however, cannot escape the perils of the infamous Detroit potholes.
It’s pretty safe to say that the majority of Tiger fans hate what has happened this offseason.
Many fans are still sore from Max Scherzer’s rejection of the Tiger’s multi-year offer earlier in the week.
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Scherzer turns 30 in July, so he would have been 38 at the end of such a contract.
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.
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The likelihood of the Detroit Tigers retaining Max Scherzer just dropped dramatically.
Justin Verlander will be first out on the mound in 2014, and it will be his seventh straight Opening Day start.