Trade Max? It Makes Sense If You Think About It

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CBS Detroit

By: Eric Thomas
@etflint

 

After this year, it seems like the height of insanity for the Tigers to trade Max Scherzer. He’s a likely Cy Young winner whose name seems written in the skies of Detroit following game four of the ALDS. If you’re queasy, you’re not alone—but it’s important to take a breath and consider the context.

Scherzer has been the unquestioned best thing that the Curtis Granderson trade brought to Detroit. In years past, Tiger fans have endured an oscillation between Scherzer’s seemingly two skill levels, so easy to spot and define that Detroit fans have developed Sybil-like names for them.

“Mad Max,” a fireball pitcher with the ability to threaten the single game strikeout record, and “Bad Max” who is capable of leaving in the second inning with Tiger fans crushing their Twitter-complaining thumbs into their phones until the glass screen shatters. In 2013, Max turned…

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