Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

MLB: Tigers ace Max Scherzer will become top free agent after 2014 season

See also

Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer will become of the top free agents following the 2014 season. According to on March 23, Scherzer and the Tigers were not able to agree on a contract extension for the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner.

The two sides have been working on the extension but have decided to end talks meaning that Scherzer’s 2014 season will be a contract year. In a statement released by the team on Sunday morning, the Tigers did make Scherzer a “substantial offer”, but once the offer that would’ve made Scherzer one of the “highest-paid pitcher in the game” was declined, both sides agreed to hold off talks for the rest of the spring.

Neither side got into details about the contract or the offer by the Tigers, but the deal would’ve placed Scherzer slightly below teammate and fellow ace Justin Verlander. Although they weren’t able to agree on a contract, Scherzer is still committed to competing at the highest level for the team.

“I don’t want to get into specifics about how negotiations went, because I feel like it’s a private matter. But I think they respect where I’m at, I respect where they’re at, and we’ll revisit this after the season,” Scherzer said. “This doesn’t change anything. I still want to be in Detroit. I love this clubhouse and everything about it. There’s been a history in the past of the team signing free agents, so hopefully I’m part of that history as well.”

Max Scherzer is scheduled to make $15,525,000 this season. He will be one of the top sought after free agents following the2014 season if he is not able to work out a contract extension with the Detroit Tigers before the season comes to an end.

Subscribe to the Springfield Sports Examiner.

Follow the Springfield Sports Examiner on Twitter.

“Like” the Springfield Sports Examiner Facebook fan page.



  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes
    Stephen A. Smith: Ray Rice rant was 'most egregious error of my career'
    Domestic Violence
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    20 Photos
  • New York Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner
    MLB News
  • Peyton Manning dancing
    Peyton Manning shows off his formidable dancing skills at training camp
    NFL News
  • Bagwell becoming porn star
    Buff Bagwell has the stuff, but his Vivid dreams have not come true just yet
    Fight Sports
  • Grave defiler identified
    Die-hard Browns fan identified in Art Modell’s grave defiling video
    Crimes & Court