Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 2/4/13
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Monday evening Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Tigers had signed RHP Max Scherzer to a one-year deal that would pay the 28-year-old $6.725 million for 2013. max scherzer signs for $6.725M for 2013, avoiding arbitration. #tigers — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 4, 2013 Furthermore Heyman points out that the two sides seemed to of met in the middle as the $6.725 number was in between the $7.4 million Scherzer was seeking and the $6.05 million the Tigers were originally offering. scherzer’s agreement at $6.725M was the midpoint between his $7.4M request and tigers $6.05M bid — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 4, 2013 Now with Scherzer signed the Tigers now have zero players heading to arbitration something that GM Dave Dombrowski has been very adamant in avoiding. And for good reason too. The arbitration process is something that all teams like to avoid especially if they’re hoping to get certain players signed to long-term deals once their arbitration eligibility ...
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