He turned down an offer from Detroit last March that would have paid him $144 million from 2015-20.
No one knows how long Shields can pitch the way he has the past four years, but his track record and Detroit’s need make him worth a look.
Detroit Tigers fans and baseball fans alike are all waiting to see where free agent pitcher Max Scherzer will land.
Investing in Scherzer is inherently risky because the amount of the investment will be so great, but in my mind, the risk is worth taking.
According to a report by Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of Foxsports.com, they believe the St. Louis Cardinals are setting their sights on Max Scherzer and David Price.
There have only been five MLB teams to ever pay a luxury tax.
All of the Winter Meetings were abuzz with the annual arrival of super-agent Scott Boras.
Scherzer’s agent Scott Boras said Wednesday that Scherzer declined a seven-year, $160 million contract offer from the Tigers sometime in the spring.
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.