One of the biggest stories currently being swept under the rug is elite pitcher Max Scherzer and his future with the Detroit Tigers. Scherzer gained even more popularity this year for his undefeated streak, but has yet to gain a new contract from his team.
Scherzer’s agent is the now-infamous Jay-Z punchline known as Scott Boras, who tells MLB.com’s Jason Beck that Detroit fans should not be worried about Scherzer’s trip to free agency:
“I don’t think Detroit fans should all be scared of free agency,” Boras said. “If I’m not mistaken, I think free agency has been very good to the Detroit Tigers. Again, I don’t think Mike Ilitch or Dave is in any way perplexed about what they know free agency means to a player like Max. He’s a proven owner to go out and do what is necessary to keep the players that Dave and his staff have determined are necessary for his success.”
Boras says contract talks will not happen until the offseason:
“Dave and I usually do things like that in the offseason,” Boras said. “I talked to Dave a few days ago about a number of things, but contract things we take care of in the offseason.”
As of now this is not something to get too worried about if you are a Tigers fan. As Boras points out, the brass in Detroit have a good reputation when it comes to extensions and keeping talent in place.
Right now this is a non-story, but one that had to be brought up as we cruise through the break. Just know that it will become a much bigger story as the end of the second half looms, especially if Scherzer keeps up his high level of play.
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