Tigers could trade Scherzer if they cannot reach a long-term deal

By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Max Scherzer had a career season with the Detroit Tigers this season.

And he is expected to win the 2013 American League Cy Young award in the coming days. But Tigers general Dave Dombrowski said last night that he has not discussed trading Scherzer.

Max Scherzer (Getty Images)

Max Scherzer (Getty Images)

The Tigers already has millions locked in on Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder, and Miguel Cabrera to huge contracts lasting many years. But Scherzer can become a free agent once the 2014 season ends if he cannot sign a long-term extension.

Speaking of a long-term extension, the Tigers are going to try to sign Scherzer to a new contract. However, if they are unable to sign Scherzer, they may have to trade away one of the best young pitchers in baseball.

Scherzer has mega agent Scott Boras as his agent, who is known to get every penny out of a deal for his client. The last time that the Tigers negotiated a contract with Scott Boras was when the team signed Fielder to a 9-year, $214 million dollar contract.

Scherzer made $6.725 million dollars this season, and has been with the Tigers since the 2009 season. He was 21-3 on the season with 2.90 ERA in 214.1 innings.

Two of Scherzer’s three losses came in the month of September, as he lost on September 3rd at Boston then in his next start on September 9th at the Chicago White Sox. He suffered his first loss of the season on July 13th at home against the Texas Rangers.

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