Amazing if you think about the "What ifs" and all the wasted $$$$$
Justin Verlander (14-3) leads the Major Leagues with 14 wins, and his 1.81 ERA ranks second in the Majors behind Shane McClanahan of the Rays (1.76), thanks to the one run allowed. Verlander is 6-0 with a 0.86 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in his last six starts and picked up his 240th career win.
What if Tigers kept Verlander, Sherzer and Robbie Ray and built the staff around them. JV and Max are still arguably the best starters in the games 6 years later. Ray turned into a solid starter.
From what I read a long time ago Tigers could have kept Max for 25 million more over the life of his contract. They offered 145, 170 would have got it done.
Let Miggy walk after his deal was up in 2017. Extended him too early. Great seasons but experts warned his body type would not hold up and they were correct. Miggy has not had a quality season in 5-6 years.
Let Victor walk. They were bidding against themselves. If they were going to spend that amount keep JD.
Wasted a 100 million on Zimmerman to offset Max and he was a total bust.
So the Tigers return for two HOF pitchers JV, Max, also JD and David Price was basically nothing. The return for those type of players should have nettet a solid group of young players who are part of the core of the team.
A tidbit I heard yesterday. Not that I want him now but Carlos Correa is going to opt out of his deal at years end and test the market again, and Baez has decided he likes Detroit and will opt in to stay.
Heard AJ Hinch on the radio early in the week and he sounded like a beaten man. Hinch is always so positive and upbeat but not this time. Would be very surprised if Hinch does not opt out at years end as well as this team is going to have to rebuild the rebuild.
Any other moves to add in here?