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Predicting a Max Scherzer Contract

I figure it makes sense to perform the same calculations I did for Jon Lester for Max Scherzer. I think the chance he signs with the Cubs is a lot lower than Jon Lester, but it’s theoretically possible. Basically, we only need to calculate a starting WAR, and I’ll be using a depreciation schedule of Year(N+1) = Year(N) * .85. Scherzer is projected by Steamer to reach 3.7 WAR...
Via Obstructed View
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching Backward: The Guy Who Makes Scherzer (Slightly More) Expendable by Jeff Long

Even if Max Scherzer leaves this offseason, the Tigers will have a dominant top four. A big part of that is Rick Porcello`s emergence. Here`s how it happened.
Via Baseball Prospectus
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Yankees might go after Scherzer

The New York Yankees quiet off-season could quickly change. According to CBS' Jon Heyman, the Bronx Bombers could be looking at Max Scherzer as a potential target. #489157123 / No matter what their stated plans have been in the past, including recent plans, of trying to stay under the MLB luxury tax.  Expecting a winter without a major signing by the New York...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Revisiting Max Scherzer; why not Jon Lester?

According to’s Jon Heyman, the New York Yankees may be revisiting their plan to stay away from the top free-agent starters on the market, namely former Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer.Heyman notes a slow to develop market on Scherzer and intimates that the Yankees have gradually begun to reshape their strategy on making a splash this offseason.The Yankees have...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly considering talks with Max Scherzer

After showing little interest in any high-priced player this offseason, the Yankees sound like they may be reconsidering their reported plan to avoid spending a lot of money and go after one of baseball's top free-agents — namely right-hander Max Scherzer.The Tigers' workhorse is arguably the top starter on the market this year, on a list which also includes Jon Lester...
Via The Other Paper
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer an option for the Yankees?

The New York Yankees were expected to be quiet this winter, but there’s at least one big-name free agent they could be eyeing. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Monday night that the Yankees have made “brief contact” with agent Scott Boras about free-agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer. According to the report, the Yankees might “revisit” their earlier plans to lay low...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case Of Max Scherzer

The free agent market is beginning to percolate, and though all has been somewhat quiet on his front to date, it stands to reason that Max Scherzer will be one of its chief beneficiaries. It’s a strong starting pitching group at the top, with Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields the lead dogs. Most would […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Yankees Reportedly Have ‘No Plans to Pursue’ Max Scherzer

One of the most obvious possible landing spots for Max Scherzer this winter might already be out of the running. The New York Daily News reported that the Yankees have “no plans to pursue either Scherzer or [Jon] Lester, the top two free agents on the market this winter.” Instead, the Yankees are interested in bringing back two of their own, free agents Brandon McCarthy and Chase...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Long term Max Scherzer is a big risk

Signing any player to a long term contract is a risk. Things rarely work out for the life of the deal. Sometimes the player is so good in the first few years of the deal that the back end evens out the worth of the investment. The risk seems even larger for Max Scherzer because, first, he is a pitcher and secondly, all you have to do is look at his teammate from Detroit as a cautionary...
Via The Flagrant Fan
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Should Tigers move on from Scherzer?

The big news before the 2014 season even started for the Detroit Tigers was when starting pitcher and recent Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer turned down a 6-year contract extension worth $144 million. This move could’ve been one of the reasons why the Tigers went and acquired pitcher David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays minutes before the trade deadline this year. With that being...
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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