Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/18/13
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Max Scherzer came to the Detroit Tigers in an off-season trade after the 2009 season that was very controversial. Many Detroit partisans were very upset to see fan favorite Curtis Granderson leave in the deal not to mention pitcher Edwin Jackson who had just made the AL All-Star team in his solid debut season in Detroit. There was plenty of acrimony among chat rooms, talk radio, and the media. Quite a few fans didn’t know a lot about the players returning to the Tigers. In fact the most well-known name may have been due to an NFL father/ESPN personality. Reliever Daniel Schlereth had potential as a reliever but his Super Bowl winning dad Mark Schlereth had the name recognition. Otherwise the names Austin Jackson, Max Scherzer, and Phil Coke weren’t all that sexy to the masses. How times have changed and Scherzer is now at the forefront. Scherzer has been a consistent building block in the Tigers rotation since roughly Memorial Day of his first season in Motown. (he did have a rough ...
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