Don’t deny the thought of Justin Verlander coming back to the Detroit Tigers has crossed your mind already. But is it worth the gamble?
He had done just about everything else in the game: Rookie of the Year, MVP, two-time Cy Young Award winner, pitching Triple Crown winner, three no-hitters, two 20-win seasons, five-time strikeout champion, and a World Series champion.
Not bad for coming back from what they call, Tommy John surgery. It was the most impressive comeback I have ever followed in watching baseball. Verlander has won 260 games in his career, postseason included. He’s still throwing those 97, 98, 99, and 100mph fastballs. Now Justin, has put himself on the market as a free agent for next season.
To put things in retrospect, the Mets paid fellow Tiger pal of Justin’s Max Scherzer $43,333,333. Three-year contract. Not sure if the Tigers are willing to bet the farm on getting Justin to come back home anytime soon.
It’s wishful thinking on my part, I know. Keep an eye on this story as it plays and pays out. One thing to ponder is this trade includes Kate Upton!