Detroit Sports Edge 56: So long Mad Max (AUDIO)

In this weeks episode, Adam, Shawn and Dorf discuss the Max Scherzer deal with the Nationals, the Tigers moving on from him, the Lions moving on from Dominic Raiola, Andre Drummond being overlooked in the All-Star Voting, the Red Wings being the hottest team in the NHL, plus much more!  
Via The Majors Detroit
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justifying the Max Scherzer Contract

Major League Baseball’s most active offseason in recent memory is finally winding down. Righty ace pitcher Max Scherzer, the winter’s highest-profile free agent, came off the market late Sunday night when he agreed to a uniquely structured 7-year deal, $210 million deal with the Washington Nationals. By adding Scherzer to a pitching staff that was […] The post Justifying the...
Via Outside Analysis
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Behind The Numbers Of Max Scherzer’s Mutually Beneficial Contract

In the days since the moment the world learned that Max Scherzer would sign with the Washington Nationals, quite a bit of information has come out about the record-breaking pact. Most notably, we found out that the total dollar value of Scherzer’s seven-year contract will be $210 million, paid out evenly over 14 years. At first glance, this might cause Nats fans some anxiety. Putting...
Via The Nats Blog
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Marlins Can Win the NL East in 2015

Wait a minute. The Nationals just signed Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million deal and added the 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner to a rotation that already included the likes of Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister, and Gio Gonzalez. That has to be the best rotation in baseball, especially when you knock a guy like Tanner Roark (who was actually better...
Via Baseball Essential
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next for the Washington Nationals?

Winning 96 games wasn’t enough for the Nats in 2014, so they’re going for 100 in 2015. Signing Max Scherzer was huge for the Nationals, no doubt about it. But was the move really necessary? Think about this, the Nationals had a rotation of five quality arms in 2014, and this is what it looked like: Stephen Strasburg: 14-11, 3.14 ERA in 2014 Jordan Zimmerman: 14-5, 2.66 ERA in...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers say they weren't shocked by Scherzer's departure

DETROIT (AP) Yes, the Detroit Tigers will miss Max Scherzer, one of the game's top right-handers. But his exit via free agency was by no means a shock. Scherzer signed with the Washington Nationals this week after a five-year run in Detroit that included four division titles and a Cy Young Award in 2013. Now the Tigers will try for a fifth straight AL Central championship with a...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

CardinalsFarm FarmCast #2: A look at various Cardinals topics and an interview with Scott Schook

Yes, it has been a while since I podcasted. As I mentioned in the show, I have had a lot going on over the last month from moving into a new house to getting the flu. It was nice to find time to talk about Cardinal baseball.In Episode #2, I talked a little bit about the hunt for a starting pitcher and how the market has changed since the Max Scherzer signing. I also looked at Baseball...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Mozeliak and the art of standing still

As the anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX continues to rise, baseball fans are reminded that the month of February is looming. That means one thing, pitchers and catchers are soon to report to their respective Spring Training facilities. Out of all the things to get excited for in life, this really should not be exciting in the grand scheme of things. But the reality is the dawn of...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

You Unwashed Masses Will Accept Your New Scoreboard And Like It

The unwashed masses have a point. The juxtaposition of the Mets announcing their brand new scoreboard with the Nationals signing of Max Scherzer looks bad. Even worse when you pair it this: From what I can gather, #Mets have done due diligence on Cuban SS Yoan Moncada, but don’t view him as a realistic option given their budget. — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) January 20...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals player profile: Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer With the news of Max Scherzer officially signing with Washington, it is clear the Washington Nationals are serious about making a name for themselves in October. Scherzer is coming into arguably one of the best pitching staffs in the majors and will fit right in. The current pitching staff, including Jordan Zimmermann and Steven Strasburg, had a combined ERA of 3.03...
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Max Scherzer: ‘I want to win and that’s why I’m here’

Your browser does not support iframes. The Washington Nationals introduced Max Scherzer, who agreed on a seven-year, $210 million deal Monday, on Wednesday at Nationals Park. “I think this team is capable of winning and winning a lot,” Scherzer said. “When you look at near term and long term, this is an organization you want to be a part of. … I want to win and that’s...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals, Scherzer finalize 7-year, $210 million contract

WASHINGTON -- Max Scherzer was introduced by the Washington Nationals as the newest member of their talented pitching staff after finalizing a $210 million, seven-year contract Wednesday. The Nationals announced the agreement with the free agent and held a news conference at their ballpark. Scherzer put on his new No. 31 Nationals jersey. Scherzer said the factors in his decision...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Talking Redskins, Nationals & Deflate-Gate on TV

Earlier today I was a guest on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt to talk sports. We discussed the Nationals signing Max Scherzer and what that means for the rest of the team. We also covered the Redskins hiring Joe Barry as defensive coordinator and the Fritz Pollard Alliance calling on the team to change its name. We also covered Deflate-Gate, the possible scandal involving the New England...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer officially signs with the Nationals

Scherzer’s agent Scott Boras [also the agent for quite a few other Nats players] gets a seat on the dais. Pretty remarkable. Also, this is what the rest of the Major Leagues is looking at right now.
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer's $210M, 7-year deal with Nationals is finalized

WASHINGTON (AP) Max Scherzer is being introduced by the Washington Nationals as the newest member of their talented pitching rotation after finalizing a $210 million, seven-year contract. The Nationals announced the agreement with the free agent on Wednesday and are holding a news conference at their ballpark. Scherzer won the 2013 AL Cy Young Award with the Detroit Tigers, his...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case For Keeping Zimmermann and Fister

Following the Nationals’ 7-year, $210 million agreement with free agent starter Max Scherzer, questions arise as to what the team will do with its otherworldly pitching depth. With all five starters—Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister, Gio Gonzalez, and Tanner Roark—returning from last year’s National League East Championship squad, the addition of the 2013...
Via The Nats Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Decline of Yovani Gallardo

On Monday, while the world was reacting to the news of Max Scherzer‘s signing, the Texas Rangers made a nifty little trade, acquiring Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers for three so-so prospects that they probably won’t miss too much. Gallardo immediately slides in behind Yu Darvish and Derek Holland as the team’s #3 starter, […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals quick hits, randoms, and news and notes

While you are sitting at home watching the State of the Union, I am sitting at my kitchen table pounding away at the keys on my work issued laptop. Ok so you might not be glued to the President’s speech, you might be staring out the window waiting for Spring Training. Good news! You have less than a month!One of my most favorite types of articles to write is a random post filled...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals on the Rise, Detroit Tigers Window Closing?

The Washington Nationals have their man, Max Scherzer.  Scott Boras has done it again.  Just when you thought Scherzer was going to be cooling his heels while everyone else was reporting to spring training, he signed a contract with a deferd cash deal that makes everyone happy.  Scherzer got his cash he was looking for and the Nats become even better while not blowing up their...
Via Baseball News Source
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Sign Max Scherzer, Mets’ Hopes Take A Hit

By now, you’ve lapped up all the ink spilled in praise of the Washington Nationals and their forward-thinking signing of Max Scherzer. The Scherzer deal wasn’t an old fashioned, Steinbrennerian, throw-bags-of money-at-Scott-Boras kind of agreement – although, in effect, that is surely what happened. No, this one actually took a page from the Mets’ old playbook: the deal...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' rotation surrounded by question marks without Scherzer

The news that Don Kelly had signed a minor-league contract with the Miami Marlins made him Monday's #1 trending Twitter topic in Detroit. It was the guy in fourth place -- Max Scherzer -- who will be a lot harder to replace. Kelly developed a cult following among Tigers fans as a gritty underdog who made the most out of his limited ability and was willing to do anything -- even pitch...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A Brief History of Late-Winter Signees

This offseason has been so full of thrills and spills it’s been easy to forget that two of the FanGraphs Crowd’s four most-valued free agents went unsigned well into 2015, with Max Scherzer waiting to become a Washington National until January 19. We don’t yet know why Scherzer waited so long to sign, or why […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Strasburg land in Boston?

With the recent singing of Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million contract the Washington Nationals have an issue. A good issue in fact, they have too many pitchers which leads to the question: who is on the move?
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer and the fallacies with MLB ‘loyalty’

It’s amazing to me the vitriol, the anger, the mean-spirited statements I have seen in regards to Max Scherzer leaving the Detroit Tigers. I get it, a lot of us liked Max and envisioned him becoming another Tiger pitcher that may one day dare we say go to the Hall of Fame. I like Max […]
Via The Majors National
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Links: Any trade with the Nationals will come at a high cost for Red Sox

With Max Scherzer now in the fold, the Washington Nationals “super rotation” is something that should only be tampered with should an irresistible deal slide across GM Mike Rizzo’s desk. In adding the former Cy Young Award winner to an already formidable rotation, the Nationals were awarded with the luxury of having too many quality starters. The old saying, “you can never...
Via Fire Brand AL
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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