To my fellow Tigers fans on this blog: this would suck. They also have Max Scherzer predicted to go to the Yankees, which isn't too much of a surprise but losing Victor Martinez would really cause this team to fall in the American League. Here is the rest of the top ranked free agents and where they are predicted to land:
Max Scherzer is taking a gamble on himself to reproduce or upstage his 2013 Cy Young season by rejecting a long term offer from the Tigers. It would appear Dombrowski's offer was more than fair considering Max would have paid among the top 6 pitchers in baseball.
Thoughts on this? Honestly it's a bit surprising that Dombrowski offered that much, and it's even more surprising the Scherzer rejected said offer. I suppose this could be Boras being Boras, but honestly that seems like a huge gamble for Max or he doesn't enjoy Detroit nearly as much as he puts out there.
EDIT: updated to show the figures.
Source: Tigers’ offer to Max Scherzer was six years, $144 million. That was what Cole Hamels signed for in 2012. @FOXSportsLive— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 23, 2014
1 hit and 8 Ks through 3.2 innings.....constantly hitting 96 and 97 on the gun.....he's looking excellent I'll bet Rod Allen is about to have a heart attack in the booth.
Edit: OMG he has 9 through 4.