Detroit Tigers looking more likely as the landing spot of Max Scherzer in 2015 and beyond

The annual Winter Meetings have come and gone. Agent Scott Boras described his client as “kind of a Peyton Manning, number 1 type of guy” and that “every general manager in baseball wants Max Scherzer on his team,” but the offers have not exactly come flying towards Boras and Max Scherzer. With Jon Lester off the market, Scherzer is clearly the best free agent pitcher remaining...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Offseason Depends on Scherzer

The Tigers off-season success depends on whether Max Scherzer will return or not. Scherzer is the top free agent on the market, and the Tigers need him back after he went 55-15 (unreliable stat, but holy smokes) with a 3.24 ERA, which is even HIGHER than his 2.94 FIP.  Basically Scherzer is the ace of the Tigers, and losing him would have a huge impact.  Need proof? Additions WAR...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Max Scherzer really have his breakout in 2012?

Max Scherzer was on my fantasy baseball team in 2013. (Note: I recognize you don’t care about my fantasy team. This is in the service of a point, I promise.) My fantasy baseball team that year won the league championship, and Scherzer was a big reason why. I don’t remember if I thought to myself […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hey Cubs and White Sox: Do NOT Sign Max Scherzer

Plain and simple, Max Scherzer is not worth the amount of money that he is demanding. Don’t get me wrong, Scherzer is a very good pitcher and would be a great addition to any rotation in baseball; however, Scherzer and agent Scott Boras seem to think that he is worth over 200 million for 7 years. Boras believes that Scherzer is entitled to Clayton Kershaw type money, but Scherzer...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants not interested in Max Scherzer

The Giants failed to re-sign Pablo Sandoval and then whiffed on their bid to land starting pitcher Jon Lester. With money to spend some have pointed the Giants as a potential landing spot for 2013 AL Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer. You can rule it out according to general manager Brian Sabean. The Giants have not talked to Scherzer and do not plan to talk to him notes Alex Pavlovic...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: Extra Innings (0-3)

We would never have marched so far to be food… food… for an Oriole? So the Detroit Tigers will finish their season 72% of who they were to begin with: SP Scherzer SP VerlanderSP Price SP Porcello RP Sanchez RP Nathan RP ChamberlainRP Soria RP Alburquerque RP CokeRP Lobstein C Avila C Holaday 1B-DH Cabrera 2B KinslerSS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF RomineIF Perez IF-OF KellyLF J. Martinez...
Via Tigers Weblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite assurances to the contrary, the Yankee fan-base still clings to the Scherzer delusion

Yesterday, Evil Empire Prez Randy Levine reiterated what GM Brian Cashman has been saying since Thanksgiving: The Bronx Bottomers will not bid one fat nickel on Mr. Free Agent Fancypants Max Scherzer. Nope. Not prudent. The new Yankee motto: A penny saved is a pennant earned.Today, in lieu of a fourth and fifth starter, I say the Yankiverse must transcend pettiness and start pondering...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: The 9th Inning (11-7)

All’s well that ends well. So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Lobstein SP Porcello SP Price RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Hardy RP Johnson RP Reed RP Ray RP McCoy RP FarmerRP Ryan C Avila C HoladayC McCann 1B-DH Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS-2B Romine SS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF-OF KellyIF Perez RF Hunter CF Carrera LF-CF Davis LF-RF J. MartinezRF...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the starting rotations in the AL Central

The AL Central has been one of the most predictable, uncompetitive divisions in the majors for years. There always seems to be a tight race at the top, as well as a legitimate contender who stands alone. This past season was an exception, as the underdog Kansas City Royals finally lived up to their youthful potential and superseded the perennial-winner Detroit Tigers by advancing...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox looking like a good bet in AL Central following busy offseason

Spring Training is little more than two months away. In recent weeks free agent signings and trades have hit a feverish pitch. With big names moving around teams like the White Sox, who were cellar dwellers last year, are now considered contenders for their division. With the Tigers getting weaker – losing Max Scherzer and Torii Hunter – and the Royals seemingly staying in...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer next domino to fall in free agent market

Max Scherzer remains for sale, but how he has created such a remarkable position is the story of perfect product placement & unswerving confidence. The post Molding The Market: All Eyes On Max Scherzer appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: The 8th Inning (11-7)

I have to admit it’s getting better. A little better all the time. So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP ScherzerSP LobsteinSP Farmer SP Porcello SP Price RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Hardy RP McCoyRP Johnson C Avila C Holaday 1B-DH Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS-2B Romine SS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF Hunter CF Carrera LF-CF Davis LF-RF J. Martinez...
Via Tigers Weblog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks follow off-season script: Big bat, smaller payroll, young arms

 PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks did not make the biggest splash at the winter meetings last week. Chicago's teams did that, both the south- and north-siders. New Los Angeles Dodgers' president Andrew Friedman found creative ways to rework his unwieldy roster, also.  But the D-backs were plenty busy in their own way -- sticking to the plan laid out by chief of baseball operations Tony...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chances Red Sox Sign Max Scherzer

Time to take a look at the possibility the resurging 2015 Boston Red Sox make another big splash and sign the top professional baseball player on the free agent market in starting pitcher Max Scherzer. Boston lost out on their bid to bring back fan-favorite Jon Lester, but maybe they’re aiming a bit higher and looking to snag the biggest fish in the entire pond in Scherzer. The...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees not in on free agent Max Scherzer, sign Chris Capuano

Some believe the Yankees are simply waiting for the market of free agent pitcher Max Scherzer to shake out before jumping into the fray. Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says those theories are not true and that the Yankees are “absolutely not” interested in the former Tigers pitcher. A year after winning the Cy Young, Scherzer had another fine season in 2014 going 18-5 with...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The best MLB free agent is still available

Despite a raucous string of events at the Winter Meetings—including deals for Jon Lester, Matt Kemp, Jimmy Rollins, and Yoenis Cespedes—the best player on the open market is still out there. After all the conspiring and proficient machinations on the part of Dodgers VP of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman were pelted out and echoed for days, it’s probably safe to say Max...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: The 7th Inning (7-11)

Win now! First stop: Second place. So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Sanchez SP PorcelloSP Price RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Hardy RP McCoyRP Soria C Avila C Holaday 1B-DH Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS-2B Romine SS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF HunterCF Carrera LF-CF Davis LF-RF J. Martinez DH-1B V. Martinez Game 109: Scherzer v....
Via Tigers Weblog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Free Agents the Yankees Should Still Go After

View image | Max Scherzer The Yankees are definitely searching for another big arm to add to the mix, and why not chase after the number one free agent and one of the best pitchers in baseball.  The Yankees have yet to make a big move, with rival team Boston making moves left and right.  In fact, you could argue that the Yankees have not yet made a move to...
Via TopSportsReport
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Tigers’ Winter Meeting deals

If there’s one thing Dave Dombrowski is good at as the Tigers general manager, it’s making each and every offseason very interesting whether it’s a big free agent signing, trade or simply sitting on his ass at the more opportune times. This offseason has pretty much stuck to that pattern, especially with the Winter Meetings now over so lets take a look at the two deals Dombrowski...
Via The Majors Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' staff might not be done, even after trade

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks added right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster to their starting rotation when the Wade Miley trade was consummated Friday. But why stop now? The D-backs have discussed top-dollar free agents Max Scherzer and James Shields, general manager Dave Stewart said Friday, although it is not certain how big a push they could make for either. Even after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers GM: Detroit not in 'active pursuit' of Max Scherzer

          This embed is invalid   " /> Are the Detroit Tigers preparing for life without Max Scherzer?   Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski revealed Thursday at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego that the team is not currently in “active pursuit” of Scherzer. The free-agent pitcher reportedly is seeking a contract worth more...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Yankees cave in for Max Scherzer or James Shields?

Believe what you may in the New York Yankees desire to stay away from nine-figure salaries this offseason, but with Max Scherzer and James Shields on the market it will be tough for the team to shy away from a truly dominant pitcher, or one who can dominate, both of whom they could absolutely use.Let me begin by saying that I fully support the notion of steering clear of a $200...
Via Yankees Unscripted
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Boras: ‘I think every GM in baseball wants Max Scherzer’

            Max Scherzer’s agent Scott Boras said Wednesday that the Detroit Tigers will not get the chance to match any offer the free-agent right-hander might get. “You tell all the teams and everyone involved that he can sign at any time. He’s open to signing at any time,” Boras said, via USA Today Sports. “If we get in...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent Scott Boras likens Max Scherzer to Peyton Manning

Clients of Super Agent Scott Boras know that he will never undersell their talents.  When most experts think his client is worth 3 years, $30M.  He usually starts at 4 years, $80M.  Boras certainly has a high opinion of ace free agent pitcher Max Scherzer.  Likining him to what many in the NFL think is the Greatest QB of All-Time, Peyton Manning.  In Boras’ words (via Jerry...
Via Reading Between The Seams
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester’s Signing With Cubs Affects Many More Than Just Parties Involved

The Jon Lester invitational came to an end late Tuesday/early Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs signed him to a reported six-year deal. Now what? We’ve heard all along that Lester was going to set off a flurry of moves, and after baseball’s power brokers get a little bit of shut-eye in San Diego, expect business to really pick up at the MLB winter meetings...
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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