12:02 PM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014

Spend Hal's Money: Max Scherzer

This Yankees offseason has no $189 million goal, nor does it appear a half-billion-dollar spending spree is in the offing, but owner Hal Steinbrenner and the team will likely make a few moves. As always, we like to be helpful at ESPN New York, so once again, we will aid the Yankees' decision-makers with a little game we like to call Spend Hal's Money. Max Scherzer#37 SPDetroit Tigers2014 STATSGM33 W18 L5 BB63 K252 ERA3.15Today's Candidate: Max Scherzer Position: RHP Age: 29 (30 in late July) Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 220 2014 numbers: $15.
Bless You Boys Oct 22, 2014

Jon Lester would be a substantial, expensive upgrade to the Tigers' rotation

The Tigers will probably lose Max Scherzer this offseason, so why not go for the next best thing? The Tigers traded for one of the best left-handed pitchers in the American League already in 2014, acquiring David Price at the non-waiver trade deadline. Hours before that deal was finalized, the Oakland Athletics struck a deal for another excellent lefty, Jon Lester. With Max Scherzer likely to depart this offseason, could the Tigers bring in Lester to maintain their ace-heavy...
Bless You Boys Oct 17, 2014

Tigers Report Card: Max Scherzer rolled the financial dice

Turning down extreme financial security in order to bet on proving you're worth even more didn't seem outwardly scary to Max Scherzer. In the end, he may have won the bet by posting another season worthy of an Ace. "The economics of the game have never been better, [which] proves that investment in players, star players, is the way to go. The fact is if an owner wants to win there are premium players out there. And we know the revenues are there for them to pursue them." ---- Scott Boras Max Scherzer was a deserving winner of the 2013 American League Cy Young Award and the follow up...
Bless You Boys Oct 14, 2014

Max Scherzer is the Tigers' 2014 Cy Young winner

This year, it was no contest: Max Scherzer was the Tigers' best pitcher. Last season, Max Scherzer won the American League Cy Young award after compiling a 21-3 record and 2.90 ERA in 214 1/3 innings. Depending on who you ask, he may not have even been the best pitcher on his own team. Anibal Sanchez won the AL's ERA crown, but only won 14 games. He also had the best FIP in the league and was worth 6.2 WAR. This season, the debate is a bit more one-sided. Scherzer led the rotation in wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, and ERA. He was second to David Price with a 3.12 xFIP, and third (behind...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 9, 2014
Price tag for Detroit Tigers to keep rotation intact would be more than $100 million for 2015 season

Price tag for Detroit Tigers to keep rotation intact would be more than $100 million for 2015 season

When Scherzer turned down $144 million for six seasons prior to spring training, it appeared unlikely that the Tigers would be able to re-sign him this offseason. About half the teams in Major League Baseball had payrolls of less than $100 million for the 2014 season. If the Detroit Tigers were to re-sign Max Scherzer and keep the rest of the rotation intact this offseason, they would almost certainly have more than $100 million invested in their starting pitchers alone for 2015. When Scherzer turned down $144 million for six seasons prior to spring training, it...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 7, 2014
A look at seven Detroit Tigers players who are headed to free agency this offseason

A look at seven Detroit Tigers players who are headed to free agency this offseason

Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez and Torii Hunter are among seven Tigers players who are free to sign elsewhere. DETROIT -- Seven Detroit Tigers players will be free agents this offseason. Here is a brief look at each one of them: Max Scherzer• 2014 salary: $15.525 million• Notes: Scherzer followed up his 2013 American League Cy Young Award season with another excellent season and is certain to appear on some Cy Young ballots again this year. He will command more than the $144 million the Tigers offered him for a contract extension back in spring...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 6, 2014
Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer expresses interest in returning to Detroit next season: 'I do hope I'm back'

Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer expresses interest in returning to Detroit next season: 'I do hope I'm back'

Max Scherzer wasnt in the mood to address his future after Sundays season-ending loss to Baltimore, but he did acknowledge that hed like to remain in Detroit. Watch video DETROIT -- Max Scherzer isn't sure what the future holds for him. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner could open next season as a member of the New York Yankees. Or the Boston Red Sox. Or perhaps the Los Angeles Angels. Then again, there's still a chance he could stay in Detroit. Scherzer wasn't in the mood to address his future after Sunday's season-ending loss to Baltimore...
Baltimore Sun Oct 2, 2014

Orioles get to Detroit ace Max Scherzer early, late in Game 1 win

The Detroit Tigers are sending three Cy Young Award winners to the mound in the first three games of their American League Division Series against the Orioles. Their Game 1 starter, Max Scherzer, spent most of Thursday night looking every bit as formidable as his credentials suggest.
KFFL Oct 2, 2014

Tigers | Max Scherzer struggles in loss

Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer took the loss in Game 1 of the American League ...
Baltimore Sun Oct 2, 2014

Mitch Albom: Tigers' Max Scherzer has a chance at a legacy

Right-hander turned down a huge offer this spring, navigated a 2014 season without injury and faces an off-season choiceLike a tightrope walker reaching the platform, Max Scherzer can exhale now. He made it across. Working without a net this season, on a one-year contract he chose over a six-year, $144-million offer in the spring, Scherzer has been flirting with grenades all season. A serious arm injury, a major surgery, and he might have always wondered “what if?”
MASN Sports Oct 1, 2014

Manager Brad Ausmus and pitcher Max Scherzer talk about Detroit's postseason experience - Steve Melewski

During separate press conferences this afternoon at Camden Yards, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and Game 1 starting pitcher Max Scherzer gave quite different answers when asked about the Tigers' playoff experience. This is the fourth year in a row...

Tigers announce starters for Division Series - School of Roch

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters today in Detroit that he's sending Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, David Price and Rick Porcello to the mound for the Division Series. Mickey Lolich must not be available. Scherzer (18-5, 3.15 ERA in 33 starts) is 3-1 with a 3.92 ERA in six career...
Bless You Boys Sep 27, 2014

The 2014 season was a worthwhile investment for Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer may not be the reigning American League Cy Young Champion after the 2014 season, but he became a better pitcher, and that is more valuable in the long run for him. DETROIT — Max Scherzer turned down a $144 million offer from the Detroit Tigers before the season started, opting for free agency at the conclusion of the year. There was no way of knowing whether he was making the best decision of his career, or one that would come back to haunt him when it was all said and done. With Scherzer's regular season in the books, it was a worthwhile risk in Scherzer's mind. In 2013...

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