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.
Max Scherzer was named the 2013 Cy Young Award Winner this evening in voting conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
A six-year MLB veteran, Scherzer won 21 games in 2013 and recorded an ERA of 2.90.
The Tigers are open to trading Rick Porcello or Max Scherzer but are you?
Former Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland was honored Monday night at the Fox Theatre as part of the “Detroit Legacies in Black and White” fundraiser.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting on his Twitter account today that the Detroit Tigers are telling teams they are willing to trading starting pitchers Rick Porcello or Max Scherzer.
“With Scherzer going to cost what he is going to cost or likely walking away at the end of the season, trading him would get you one big piece immediately and probably another one later,” Valenti continued.