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07:21 AM ET 10.11 | Baseball's winter trade market is likely to feature one Cy Young winner. Or two Cy Young winners. The Rays will almost certainly trade David Price. But there's also a very real chance that the Tigers trade Max Scherzer, according to sources. Scherzer hasn't won a Cy Young yet, but he's the heavy favorite to win the award in the American League this year after going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA, leading the league in WHIP (0.97) and finishing second to Yu Darvish in strikeouts. So why would the Tigers trade him? Because Scherzer is one year away from free agency and is a Scott Boras client who is very unlikely to sign a long-term deal this close to being able to test the market. The Tigers may make an attempt to sign him after this season, but they realize that it's unlikely he would accept a deal now.

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October 11, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Woah! Am I the first to comment on this? Nice! Anyway, as a Yankee fan I would love to see him here and we could sure you use him but last I heard we don't have any chips. Ok. Let the Yankee haters start commenting...

October 11, 2013  09:28 AM ET

DETROIT will not trade him. It would be like trading Miggy, V-Mart or even JV. If so like that yankee fan ok for Cano.

October 11, 2013  09:29 AM ET

I'd rather the Tigers find a sucker to take Fielder off their hands and use that money to keep Max and Omar.

October 11, 2013  09:36 AM ET

If the Tigers win it all this year I could see them moving him, but the problem is that with one year let and Boras waiting in the wings teams are reluctant to deal with him.

October 11, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If the Tigers win it all this year I could see them moving him, but the problem is that with one year let and Boras waiting in the wings teams are reluctant to deal with him.

Exactly. Why would any team trade for that?

October 11, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Boras strikes again!
Until teams realize that long-term contracts for Boras-type money are suicidal this pattern will continue-- trade rather than deal with him.

October 11, 2013  09:57 AM ET

Where's the daily Joe Girardi thread? I realize he's signed already but was pretty sure SI wanted us to talk about what he might eat for lunch today.

October 11, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'd rather the Tigers find a sucker to take Fielder off their hands and use that money to keep Max and Omar.

< calls Ned Colletti >

October 11, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

< calls Ned Colletti >

Dodgers set at first base, and have no need for a DH.

October 11, 2013  10:28 AM ET

Go Dodgers!!

October 11, 2013  10:37 AM ET

Another Amaro wet dream.

October 11, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'd rather the Tigers find a sucker to take Fielder off their hands and use that money to keep Max and Omar.

max i get but omar over fielder really??

October 11, 2013  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Boras strikes again!Until teams realize that long-term contracts for Boras-type money are suicidal this pattern will continue-- trade rather than deal with him.

the tigers nockout the A's, except the red Sox will send tigers back home in 5 games,
then the red Sox will win. The world series :-) :-) :-)

October 11, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Go Dodgers!!

Red Sox/Dodgers would be a fun WS matchup.

October 11, 2013  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Red Sox/Dodgers would be a fun WS matchup.

I'll take it.

October 11, 2013  11:43 AM ET

Nice timing, just before the Red Sox series. Pulling for the Sox, eh? Also, let's point out that SI.com is affiliated with CNN, the reporting of which is always subject to yellow journalism protocol.

October 11, 2013  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

DETROIT will not trade him. It would be like trading Miggy, V-Mart or even JV. If so like that yankee fan ok for Cano.

Agree with that, and willing to bet they find a better closer too.

October 11, 2013  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Agree with that, and willing to bet they find a better closer too.

Balfour?

October 11, 2013  12:03 PM ET

nina agdal ----------->

 
October 11, 2013  01:12 PM ET

I've been saying trade Maximus because of free agency & Boras for 6 months now. Once Illitchs son takes over the Tigers free spending ways will be a thing of the past

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