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.
Simon, 33, made the All-Star Game last season and recorded a 3.44 ERA over 32 starts for the Reds.
Porcello pitched the best he ever has in 2014, recording an ERA of 3.43 over 204 2/3 innings.
Only Clayton Kershaw – significantly younger and significantly more productive – has commanded that kind of deal.
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera gave fans some good news Monday, tweeting a photo of himself at a gym.
“We’ll listen to anything … but we like having five real good, five solid starting pitchers,” Dombrowski said. “We’re content.”
Dave Dombrowski said in mid-November that Detroit would not re-sign Hunter because the team did not want to use him as an everyday player
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Tigers have expressed interest in veteran starting pitcher Justin Masterson, who spent time with the Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Cardinals in 2014.
With four straight division titles to their credit — but no World Series championship since 1984 — the boldness is understandable.
Dombrowski said Friday that Martinez sought him out in the clubhouse late this summer and asked to speak to him privately.