Max Scherzer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15: American League All-Star Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers takes the field agains the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

History Says $100 Million Pitchers Must Produce Results Fast

Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2015

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 28:  General Manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers watches his team take batting practice prior to playing against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 28, 2013 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

CBSSports.com Lists Losers And Winners For MLB’s Offseason; ‘Jury’s Out’ On Tigers

Writer Jon Heyman lists twenty winners and has Max Scherzer and his agent Scott Boras 3.

97.1 The Ticket–01/29/2015

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Dombrowski On Building Team: ‘It’s Not Fantasy Baseball’

“I like our ball club,” Dombrowski said, “and if we can get there, I like our chances.”

CBS Detroit–01/26/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout after being relieved in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Verlander Says Scherzer Deal Good For Baseball

“I think the game is doing well,” Verlander said, “and you see that reflected in player salaries and also what the owners are taking in.”

CBS Detroit–01/23/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after scoring on a double to deep center field hit Victor Martinez #41 against Kevin Gausman #39 of the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

What Will Tigers Chemistry Be Like Following Loss Of Hunter, Scherzer? Ausmus Not Worried

“We’re going to miss those guys and those personalities,” Ausmus said, “but I’m not worried about there being a problem in the clubhouse.”

CBS Detroit–01/23/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pit in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Details Of Scherzer’s Contract

Scherzer’s deal counts as $28,689,376 annually for purposes of baseball’s luxury tax.

CBS Detroit–01/22/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Scherzer On His Reaction To $210 Million Deal: ‘Jaw-Dropping’

In his introductory press conference, Scherzer acknowledged even he was staggered by the amount of the deal.

CBS Detroit–01/21/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws a third inning pitch while playing the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on April 2, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Report: Scherzer Signs 7-year, $210 Million Deal With Nationals

Scherzer turned down an offer from Detroit last March that would have paid him $144 million from 2015-20.

CBS Detroit–01/19/2015

Max Scherzer  of the Detroit Tigers (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) FILE PHOTO

Max Scherzer, Nationals Agree To 7-Year Contract

He turned down an offer from Detroit last March that would have paid him $144 million from 2015-20.

97.1 The Ticket–01/19/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 20: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals speaks to the media during the 2014 World Series Media Day at Kauffman Stadium on October 20, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Analysis: Clearly Intent On Bolstering Rotation, Tigers Smart To Consider Shields

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.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2015

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