The Detroit Tigers and right handed starting pitcher Max Scherzer were able to avoid arbitration after both parties were able to agree on a one year contract worth $15.525 million.
Now you figured the Tigers would be handing out a couple contract extensions with players they want to keep around for awhile. They’ll be able to do this after trading former first baseman Prince Fielder to Texas for Ian Kinsler. A deal that still surprises me.
Scherzer had himself a beautiful 2013 campaign with the Tigers as he finished the year with a 21-3 win/loss record with 240 strike outs, 0.97 WHIP and an ERA of 2.90. You figured that the Tigers would include Scherzer in a list of players who should be locked down for at least four-five more years.
But according to Jason Beck on Twitter, Scherzer is hoping that something can be done by Spring Training and will not talk about a contract during the 2014 season. Which is understandable, because they can be a huge distraction for himself.
Scherzer optimistic on contract situation, hopes they can get something done by spring training. Will not do contract talks in season.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) January 23, 2014
What do you think Tiger fans? Should the Tigers get the contract extension out of the way or wait until the Winter to figure out what they want to do with him?