Max Scherzer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tigers' Max Scherzer notches first career complete game in 3-hit gem

    Detroit News "Never had pitched a complete game, Max Scherzer? You’ve pitched one now. Never had a two-run infield single, Miguel Cabrera? You have one now. Never had hit a home run off Chris Sale before, Victor Martinez? Uh-oh, buzzer sound. He had hit one — but go ahead, have another, Victor. With..." June 13

  • Scherzer tops list of impending free agents

    ESPN.com "Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season Wednesday, and even in that he showed a side of himself that will be valued when he becomes a free agent in the fall. Scherzer allowed seven runs in the first three innings, with his pitch count spinning out of control, and yet he still held it..." May 23

  • Max Scherzer puts right spin on Tigers' sixth straight win

    Detroit News "In nearly every game he has started since becoming a complete pitcher, there’s been a moment exquisitely defining Max Scherzer’s maturation. Sometimes there are many such moments. But in Monday night’s 2-0 Tigers’ victory over the Houston Astros, one stood out. With Astros at first and..." May 06

  • Max Scherzer says Sports Illustrated 'lied to and misled' him

    Sporting News "Max Scherzer is on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, but the reigning American League Cy Young winner is not happy the magazine chose to focus on his contract dispute with the Detroit Tigers. In March, the Tigers broke off negotiation with Scherzer after he rejected a contract..." April 29

  • Max Scherzer strikes out 10, Detroit salvages a split with Chicago

    Michigan Live "This time, there would be no meltdown in the bullpen. Detroit's offense wouldn't allow it. Rajai Davis drove in a pair of runs, highlighted by an RBI double in the eighth inning that extended the Tigers' slim lead and helped them narrowly escape with a 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on..." April 25

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    Freep Tigers @freeptigers

    Scherzer: "I talked to Dave . . . about how things were handled. He said he kind of regretted how it went down."

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    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    Tigers and Max Scherzer were also two years away on length of deal during negotiations. Scherzer looking for 8-year; Tigers offering 6

  • Max Scherzer would like to stay, but will the Tigers pay?

    Detroit Free Press "Max Scherzer won’t talk about his next contract. He doesn’t want to negotiate through the media, which is crazy, because everyone knows the best way to improve your life is to discuss it publicly. What Scherzer has said is that he digs Detroit, he wouldn’t mind remaining a Tiger, and that he’s..." March 02

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Tigers and Max Scherzer are not close on extension, source says. Scherzer told reporters Opening Day is his deadline.

  • Max Scherzer to table talks in-season

    ESPN.com "Max Scherzer insists he will not discuss a new contract with the Detroit Tigers if a deal isn't reached by Opening Day. Scherzer, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, can become a free agent after this season and likely would receive lucrative offers on the open market. The..." February 15

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Scherzer optimistic on contract situation, hopes they can get something done by spring training. Will not do contract talks in season.

  • Price tag of Tigers' Max Scherzer could be $200 million if he reaches free agency

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers and Max Scherzer avoided arbitration last week, but there's likely no getting around the monster payday coming for the AL Cy Young winner. While Scherzer is unlikely to approach the record deal Clayton Kershaw received from the Los Angeles Dodgers (seven years, $215 million),..." January 22

  • Tigers, Max Scherzer avoid arbitration for $15 million

    Hardball Talk "What does a 29-year-old pitcher coming off a Cy Young-winning season get in his final year of arbitration eligibility? Well, in Max Scherzer‘s case Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that he’s avoided arbitration with the Tigers for $15.525 million. That’s a huge jump from the $6.725 million..." January 18

  • Tigers' Max Scherzer to get boost by Clayton Kershaw's monster deal?

    Detroit Free Press "Max Scherzer had a good day Wednesday. That’s because the Dodgers apparently made Clayton Kershaw the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history. Multiple media outlets reported that Kershaw, 25, agreed to a seven-year, $215-million contract extension, one that certainly could impact the price..." January 16

  • Tigers' next big move may be locking up Scherzer

    MLB.com "For most teams, the cold winter weeks between the holiday season and Spring Training are the time to wrap up loose ends and find a bargain or two. For the Tigers, though, January has been more like holiday shopping. As the calendar flips to 2014 and free agency offers more remnants and fewer..." January 04

  • Dombrowski shoots down rumor about Max Scherzer, says Tigers haven't started extension talks

    Michigan Live "Dave Dombrowski doesn't know whether the Detroit Tigers will be able to sign reigning AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer to a long-term extension. But he does know that he certainly hasn't informed other teams that it won't get done. "That's not accurate," he said when asked to comment about an..." December 12

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer "definitely in play" in trade talks. Nothing imminent, but teams know he can be had.

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    #Tigers are telling teams they're not optimistic about getting an extension done with Max Scherzer but have no plans to deal him.

  • Freed from Prince Fielder contract, Tigers should spend now on Max Scherzer

    Detroit News "Some bright baseball guy dropped a bomb, and the trade-rumor meister picked it up and ran amuck with it. It traveled from CBSSports.com to Fox to ESPN – and soon it was splashing all over the Internet. It quickly hit the Detroit media outlets. And there it was the hot topic on sports radio, pro..." November 24

  • Scherzer extension 'more possible' after Tigers unload Fielder's contract

    Michigan Live "Just give the money to Max Scherzer. That probably was the initial reaction of many Detroit Tigers fans upon hearing the news that Prince Fielder, and his monster contract, had been traded Wednesday. In order to acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler and ship Fielder to the Texas Rangers,..." November 21

  • Scherzer understands baseball's a business, but still doesn't want Tigers to trade him

    Michigan Live "Max Scherzer understands why the Detroit Tigers may have to consider trading him. He just doesn't want it to happen. The newly minted American League Cy Young award winner will be in the final year of his contract in 2014 and is expected to receive a hefty raise in arbitration. If the Tigers..." November 16

  • Scherzer open to contract extension with Tigers

    MLB.com "On the day Max Scherzer officially won the AL Cy Young award for his amazing 2013 season, he was prepared for the questions about 2014. With rumors building about the possibility of the Tigers trading Scherzer with a year left on his contract and potential free-agent stardom to follow, he didn’t..." November 14

  • Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young; Clayton Kershaw takes home NL honor

    SI.com "The Tigers’ Max Scherzer easily won his first American League Cy Young Award, while the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw cruised to his second NL Cy Young in three years in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting, the results of which were announced on Wednesday night. Scherzer, the AL..." November 14

  • Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young award

    USA Today "The Detroit Tigers didn't get a Cy Young Award-caliber year from their No. 1 starter, but their No. 2 more than made up for that. Right-hander Max Scherzer, the majors' only 20-game winner and the leader in winning percentage, was named today the recipient of the Cy Young Award in the American..." November 13

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Dave Dombrowski said Tigers intend for Drew Smyly to be in 2014 rotation. This supports notion of Scherzer/Porcello being available.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    #tigers have told teams they're open to trading either scherzer or porcello

  • Max Scherzer, Nationals could be good fit

    Fox Sports "The Washington Nationals want to add an elite starting pitcher in a trade, according to major league sources. Rays left-hander David Price is an obvious possibility. But Tigers righty Max Scherzer would be an even better fit. Think about it: • Scherzer and Nationals general manager Mike..." November 06

  • Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander are Tigers' last chance, but they'll take it

    Detroit News "It looks dire sure. One slugger is ailing the other is flailing. The Tigers are back in frightful Fenway Park with their season in peril down 3-2 and that would be enough to shake any team. Shaken? Yes. But also stirred? In the immediate aftermath of their 4-3 loss to the Red Sox in Game 5 amid..." October 19

  • Tigers' Max Scherzer, on getting pulled after seven innings: 'I told them I was done'

    Detroit Free Press "Max Scherzer said he knew he was at his limit after seven innings. There was no way he was going to continue to pitch in the eighth inning so any fan outrage about Tigers manager Jim Leyland taking him out of the game is misguided. The Tigers had a 5-1 lead when Scherzer left. The bullpen..." October 14

  • Cabrera's toughness inspired Max Scherzer during Game 4 relief outing

    CBSSports.com "The Tigers are playing in the ALCS for the third straight season but that doesn't mean getting here was easy. They had to win two elimination games in the ALDS against the Athletics earlier this week including Game 4 after being down three runs early. Detroit was on the brink of going home. In..." October 12

  • Tigers may trade Scherzer this winter before cost skyrockets

    CBSSports.com "Baseball's winter trade market will feature a Cy Young winner. Or two Cy Young winners. The Rays will almost certainly trade David Price. But there's also a very real chance that the Tigers trade Max Scherzer according to sources. Scherzer hasn't won a Cy Young yet but he's the heavy..." October 10

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    There is a possibility that Max Scherzer could appear in Game 4. If he does then Justin Verlander would start Game 5.

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    Bobby Nightengale @nightengalejr

    Max Scherezer will start Game 1 for the #Tigers. He will be followed by Verlander Sanchez and Fister.

  • Who will Tigers start in Game 1 of the playoffs?

    CSN Bay Area "There is a fascinating decision awaiting the Detroit Tigers the A’s possible first-round playoff opponent. Should they start former Cy Young winner and Most Valuable Player Justin Verlander in Game 1 or go with 21-game winner Max Scherzer who’s had the best 2013 season of any Tigers..." September 27

  • Max Scherzer struggles, Miguel Cabrera tossed as Tigers lead shrinks to 4½

    Detroit News "Everything was fine until three batters into the game. Or until the third pitch to the third batter. At that point the continuation of a Tigers trip which hasn’t exactly been their best got worse got angrier maybe even got a little worrisome with a 5-1 loss Monday night to the White..." September 10

  • Max Scherzer improves to 18-1 as Tigers top Royals 6-3

    Detroit News "Almost casual the afternoon shift Max Scherzer worked Sunday at Comerica Park in running his staggering 2013 record to 18-1 all courtesy of the Tigers’ 6-3 victory over the Royals at sold-out Comerica Park. Scherzer overpowered the Royals on a day when the Tigers mustered up 12 hits with Miguel..." August 18

  • Super agent Scott Boras: There's been no contract talks between Detroit Tigers and Max Scherzer

    Michigan Live "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..." July 16

  • Max Scherzer, Mark McGwire share emotional bond over death of Scherzer's brother

    Detroit Free Press "Max Scherzer starts to speak about Mark McGwire, closes his eyes trying to find comfort, but the words won't come out. McGwire talks about Scherzer, but his voice cracks and tears well up in his eyes. Scherzer, the Detroit Tigers right-hander who will start tonight’s All-Star Game for the..." July 16

  • Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer tabbed to start All-Star Game for AL

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland officially tabbed Max Scherzer as the starting pitcher for the American League for Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York. Scherzer became a likely candidate for the start after starting the season 13-0, the first pitcher since Roger Clemens in..." July 15

  • Tigers can't muster offense for Max Scherzer, but pull out win in 10th

    Detroit News "You can sidestep Miguel Cabera and Prince Fielder in the 10th inning of a tie baseball game. In fact, it’s recommended along with eating more vegetables as a healthy habit for opposing pitchers and teams. The problem is that you still have to deal with a guy the Tigers are paying $13 million to..." July 09

  • Scherzer 1st pitcher to start 13-0 since '86

    Detroit News "Well, that had a little bit of everything. And, to the Tigers’ liking, a rare second road victory in a row. Max Scherzer became the first major league pitcher in 27 years to start a year 13-0, Alex Avila stayed hot in his return from the disabled list with a three-run home run and the Tigers..." July 04

  • Verlander likely ineligible to pitch in ASG; Scherzer a strong candidate to start

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander won't know if he'll be invited to his sixth All-Star Game until the rosters are unveiled July 6. But even if he's extended an invitation, he likely won't be able to pitch. Manager Jim Leyland confirmed early Sunday that Verlander is tentatively scheduled to..." June 23

  • Tigers' Max Scherzer moves to 10-0, becomes first 10-game winner in AL with 5-1 win over Orioles

    Michigan Live "The American League welcomed its first 10-game winner Monday night. And the Tigers welcomed just their second starter in franchise history to the 10-0 club. Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 this season, tossing six historic-making innings as the Detroit Tigers cooled off the scorching Baltimore..." June 18

  • Max Scherzer makes it a perfect 9-0 as Tigers hold on for win

    Detroit News "Move over, George and Vern from yesteryear, you have company. Lasting long enough to benefit from a go-ahead run on Victor Martinez’s sacrifice fly in the eighth, Max Scherzer was the winning pitcher Tuesday night in the Tigers’ 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals. With the win,..." June 12

  • Max Scherzer goes to 8-0 as Tigers dump Rays

    Detroit News "This time he got it. After a win that got away in Baltimore, Max Scherzer improved his record to 8-0 on Thursday by limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to one run in seven innings of the Tigers’ 5-2 victory. With the win, helped along by Victor Martinez’s fourth home run and three RBI, Scherzer..." June 06

  • Scherzer retires 22 straight in Tigers 5-1 victory over Indians

    Detroit News "Miguel Cabrera, one question, please. Does it feel better to hit one home run in a game you win than three in a game you lose? "Oh yeah," he said, with that big, broad smile of his. "That was awesome." Cabrera didn't need to spell out the most awesome aspect of the Tigers' 5-1 victory on..." May 22

  • Tigers' Max Scherzer is ready, curious about his spring debut

    Detroit Free Press "It's supposed to be in the 50s today when the Tigers play the Braves at their spring training complex near Disney. It was cold Saturday, too. "I can't remember the last time it was this cold down here," manager Jim Leyland said. Max Scherzer can't either, though it might remind him of the..." March 03

  • Max Scherzer open to long-term deal with Tigers

    Detroit News "What was the best day of Max Scherzer's offseason? If you thought he was going to say the day he avoided arbitration by signing a one-year $6.725 million contract with the Tigers, you'd be wrong. That had to be a big day for him, of course. But the day that had him "jumping for joy", he..." February 13

  • Max Scherzer needs to prove that he can be consistent in 2013

    Bless You Boys "There is just one week until the Tigers' pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training. Fresh off of signing a one-year contract extension yesterday, Max Scherzer will be looking to prove that 2012 is just the norm for him going forward. What happened last season? Scherzer put together..." February 05

  • Tigers sign pitcher Max Scherzer, avoid arbitration

    Detroit News "What's so important about not to going to an arbitration hearing with a player? The Tigers — again —avoided all such hearings this offseason when they signed the lone remaining arbitration-eligible player, pitcher Max Scherzer, on Monday. "I think it's extremely important," said John..." February 05

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