So, CBS Sports reports that the Tigers may be shopping Max Scherzer this winter, apparently confused about the goal of baseball being to win games. But why stop there? Yes, Scherzer’s going to get expensive. But so are Rick Porcello, Austin Jackson, Nick Castellanos, Drew Smyly, and, uh, anyone else who is at one point young and then gets good. Yep, it’s those young, good, about-to-get-expensive players that are every team’s problem. Not the old guys you spent a lot of money on. Nope, those guys are great, up until they turn 60 or so, and their contracts end. You need more of them, and fewer guys like Scherzer, entering their prime and actually having the potential to earn back the money you need to pay to keep them.
IMAGE: Scherzer, in the uniform of his new team, the Accurate Accountants (that’s the “A”), who understand when you sign players to contracts and when you don’t.*
*I actually don’t mean to yell too loudly at the Tigers, because recent past decisions have not been particularly grotesque.
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