Detroit Tigers Links: Max Scherzer’s Generosity, Tigers needs Andrew Miller, Colby Rasumus headed to the D?


Brayan Pena gets Rolex from Max Scherzer for Cy Young – George Sipple, Detroit Free Press

"Brayan Pena didn’t think twice when Max Scherzer asked him for his address so he could send him something.Pena, who spent this past season catching and playing first base for the Cincinnati Reds, had enjoyed playing for the Detroit Tigers in 2013 and was glad to play a small role in helping Scherzer win the American League Cy Young Award.Pena said Scherzer had told him in 2013 that he would get him something nice if he won the Cy Young.An engraved Rolex watch arrived at Pena’s home in Florida."


 Andrew Miller is the relief ace that the Tigers desperately need – Rob Rogacki, Bless You Boys

"Oh, what could have been. The Tigers were reportedly close to dealing for left-handed reliever Andrew Miller at the non-waiver trade deadline this season, only to see the Baltimore Orioles swoop in at the last minute to lock him down. Just over two months later, Miller tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings in a pair of crucial spots against the Tigers in the ALDS. It’s tough to say that one player — and a reliever, at that — could have turned the tide of a 3-0 series, but a pitcher as dominant as Miller can help shape an entire bullpen.Now that he’s a free agent, should the Tigers go get him?"

Colby Rasmus tops list of 5 potential free agents the Detroit Tigers could target this offseason – James Schmehl, MLive

"Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski is notorious for holding his cards close to the chest when it comes to wheeling and dealing in the offseason.That was made abundantly clear last week when he met with reporters for his annual end-of-the-season press conference and offered very little of substance when asked to address potential moves this winter, including whether the team planned to exercise club options for reliever Joakim Soria and catcher Alex Avila.Dombrowski’s response? “We’re not in a position to declare any options who we’re going to pick up or not pick up at this point,” he said.The Tigers are expected to keep a low profile until the conclusion of the World Series, but things should get interesting when the calendar turns to November. Here’s a list of five soon-to-be free agents the Tigers could target this winter."