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By Christopher Ziza, Tigers Correspondent, Tue, Dec 2nd 10:02am EST

According to Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday, free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer is still a possible signing for the club. (Source: MLive.com)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Tigers fans, but keeping Scherzer is still only a remote possibility at the moment. With free agency playing itself out, don't expect the right-handed stud to be in any hurry to sign with a team in the near future. As other top tiered starting pitchers like Jon Lester and James Shields sign, you can expect the Scott Boras client to wait to make a choice. No matter the salaries for the other top tier pitchers, it is fair to assume that Scherzer will only come back to the Tigers for less than last year's offer of six-years and $144 million dollars. Considering his age, awkward delivery, the loss of velocity on his fastball last season as well as it appearing to be a tight market, Scherzer will have a hard time finding a suitor that will match his 7-year, near $200 million dollar demands.

Max Scherzer News & Advice

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ESPN | Dec 12th, 3:39pm
First up: Where will free agent pitchers Max Scherzer and James Shields land?
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MLB.com | Dec 12th, 3:29pm
After one of the busiest Winter Meetings in years, there are still many valuable free-agents remaining on open market, including starting pitchers Max Scherzer and James Shields.
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MLB.com | Dec 12th, 4:47am
On Thursday, one day after agent Scott Boras said that the pursuit of Max Scherzer "is not church bingo," GM Dave Dombrowski suggested that Detroit is not playing the game.
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Rotoworld | Dec 11th, 6:16pm
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said Thursday that he is not in "active pursuit" of Max Scherzer.
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MLB.com | Dec 11th, 4:45am
With Jon Lester off the free-agent market, Max Scherzer takes the spotlight among pitchers, and both he and the Tigers are willing to discuss a return.
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MLB.com | Dec 11th, 3:48am
Taking his annual place as the center of attention at the Winter Meetings, agent Scott Boras looked through the crush of cameras and microphones on Wednesday, fielding an inquiry concerning the odds of the Yankees actually sitting out the sweepstakes for Max Scherzer.