Aug 14, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (37) pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins Rumors: Max Scherzer a free agent target?

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The Detroit Tigers refused to give into starting ace Max Scherzer’s contract demands last offseason and as a result he’s going to test free agency this year.

Already there are teams lining up who could be interested in the former Cy Young winner and the list is no doubt eclectic. The Minnesota Twins are a team looking for an instant turnaround next year and that could lead them to possibly offering Scherzer a deal — but maybe not one he wants.

According to MLB scribe Steve Adams, the Twins will not be the team that gives Max Scherzer the biggest free agent contract in history.

I’ve said multiple times in these chats that I think Max Scherzer is going to sign the largest contract for a free agent pitcher in history. Twins won’t go there. Biggest name I can see them on is James Shields, but that’s probably too pricey for them as well.

A better team to look at when it comes to Scherzer are the Chicago Cubs and that could be ditto for James Shields. The Cubs want to add starting pitching talent of the highest quality this offseason, and while Jon Lester is an option, Scherzer and Shields make sense too.

Minnesota just doesn’t spend big money on free agents, and that’s what Scherzer is looking for but won’t get from the Twins.

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