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The 29-year old Scherzer blew away the competition in 2013, en route to a Cy Young campaign. In addition to anchoring the Tigers' rotation all season long, Scherzer pitched to a 21-3 record with a 2.90 ERA, picking up 240 strikeouts in 214 1/3 innings pitched on the year.
With Scherzer set to hit free agency after the 2014 season, look for the Tigers to put forth a lot of effort in singing him to a long-term deal, something the team is said to be interested in - and with good reason, considering his emergence as one of the most reliable starting pitching options in the game.
Also, given the mammoth seven-year, $215 million deal the Los Angeles Dodgers handed to Clayton Kershaw this week, expect a potential long-term Scherzer deal to be somewhere around that ballpark, price-wise.
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