Will the Detroit Tigers give Max Scherzer a contract extension soon?

Oct 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning in game six of the American League Championship Series playoff baseball game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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?

Topics: Detroit Tigers, Max Scherzer

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  • Yuma 3:10

    No way no how. The tigers would be handing out something like a 6 year 150 million dollar extension, for all intensive purposes, “probably” paying Max ace money for what likely to see him start a decline phase in year 2 or 3 of that contract. Plus…where’s the guarantee that last season wasn’t a career year? I’d wait it out, hopefully he has a great season, let him walk, pick up the 1st round pick and move on. I like Max, but handing out a large extension into his mid 30′s based on about 1.5 seasons of ace like pitching is not wise. If he’s a couple years younger with another season or two of proven dominance under his belt, than ya. Current situation dictates a BIG no IMO only.

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