This past February, Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers briefly discussed a long-term contract before eventually settling on a one-year deal to avoid arbitration.
At the time, Scherzer expressed his desire to remain in Detroit and continue his career with the Tigers, but admitted he didn't want to re-open contract talks until after the season.

Based on comments his agent, Scott Boras, made Monday during the annual All-Star meet-and-greet with members of the media, it appears Scherzer is sticking to his game plan.

Boras confirmed Monday that he has not engaged or been engaged in long-term contract talks with Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski this season.

"Dave and I usually do that in the offseason," Boras said. "I just talked to Dave a few days ago about a number of things, but contract things we take care of in the offseason."

Scherzer has another year of arbitration eligibility before entering free agency following the 2014 season, but the Tigers appear to be interested in locking him up to a long-term deal. And, according to Boras, Scherzer remains interested in staying with the Tigers.

"He likes his teammates, it's a good team and he's been highly successful," Boras said. "Max is very happy in Detroit."

If the Tigers are interested in keeping Scherzer in Detroit, it might be in their best interest to try and sign him to a long-term contract now, rather than later. By doing so, the Tigers would seemingly protect themselves from a contract that continues to grow due to his increasing success.