Unlike previous seasons, this year Justin Verlander may have some competition as the Opening Day starter for the Detroit Tigers.
Max Scherzer signed a one-year deal to remain with the team in the wake of his Cy Young 2013 season, and he might be staying around longer.
Scherzer will soon be a free agent, so that amount is likely a bargain for Scherzer compared to what Boras will demand for him long-term.
MLB, its players and its umpires have agreed on expanded instant replay starting in 2014, and Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer is on board.
Clayton Kershaw just received the most lucrative contract in MLB history, and Scott Boras is probably rubbing his hands together in glee.
Clayton Kershaw agreed Wednesday to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that makes the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball’s first player with a $30 million average salary.
The Tigers hoped to sign an extension with Scherzer before free agency. It now looks like that may not happen.
The talks leading to the deal that sent Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals began last month, when the names of a couple of other Detroit Tigers pitchers — AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello — also were mentioned.
“They were looking for a power-hitting, middle-of-the-lineup-type bat,” Dombrowski said. “So when you looked at it it made sense from both perspectives if a deal could work out.”
Many Tigers fans are stomping their feet and crying, holding their breath until they get their way.