Detroit Tigers: 3 players to consider bringing back home this offseason

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Detroit Tigers, Max Scherzer
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Former Detroit Tigers starting pitcher, Max Scherzer

It’s a long shot, I know.

It’s not happening, I know.

But if we cannot dream as fans, bloggers, writers, etc., then what can we do?

The Detroit Tigers should explore trying to bring back former starting pitcher Max Scherzer. He may be 37 years old, but he has put on one of the best performances in 2021 and may lock up another Cy Young award.

While he started the season with the Washington Nationals, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the trade deadline. He has been electric on the mound and has put together an impeccable season.

Between his time with the Nationals and Dodgers, Scherzer logged 30 starts in 2021. He was 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, 236 strikeouts over 179.1 innings pitched. He has shown no signs of slowing down at the age of 37 and wants to pitch to he is 40 years old.

So, if we continue to dream and hope for the best, here is a possibility. Bear with me because this is going to get expensive and far-fetched. The Tigers should give Scherzer a Trevor Bauer-esque contract.

Handing out a three-year deal where the average annual pay is north of $25 million may not be horrible. It would be three years of Scherzer in a return to the organization where he could start to slow down and let the young guys take over as time goes on.

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It is a long shot and surely is not happening, but if the Tigers want to right their wrong after choosing Jordan Zimmermann.  If the organization wants to bring back a former player and spend some big money, Max Scherzer is one of the players to consider.