“I think we probably made more of an effort to sign Max earlier in the year,” Dombrowski said, “so I don’t think your odds improve.”
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
The 2014 contracts of Scherzer, Martinez, Hunter, Chamberlain and Coke total more than $45 million, according to Spotrac.
In his career, Cruz is 11 for 25 against Scherzer, giving him a .440 batting average against the Detroit ace.
“People can say what they want. I could really give two (expletive) to be honest with you. We know how good we are. At the end of the day, we’re going to go through bumps and bruises but everybody does. We know what we have and obviously we continue to do it and we’ve put ourselves in a good position.”
Detroit starter Max Scherzer was in a good mood on Sunday afternoon after his team clinched their 4th consecutive AL Central title.
“Now that I’m able to get through this start,” Scherzer said, “I will be able to give you absolutely everything I’ve got.”
Scherzer always preaches improvement, and as usual, he continues to work to back up those words.
Max Scherzer struck out 14 batters in eight shutout innings, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
This is one trade that Tigers fans will not soon let the organization forget.