But Miguel Cabrera appears to be ready to say yes.
According to multiple reports Thursday evening, the Tigers and their star slugger are closing in a massive long-term extension.
Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reported the average annual salary will be in the $30 million range, which nobody — outside Alex Rodriguez — has ever made in baseball. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman first reported the deal is "imminent," pending a Cabrera physical.
Last week, Scherzer, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, turned down an extension worth a reported $144 million over six years in favor of free-agency next offseason.
The Tigers, then, took that offer off the table.
Almost immediately, word started circulating that the Tigers and Cabrera were making progress on an extension of their own. The Tigers certainly don't consider Cabrera the consolation prize, though. He always has been their top priority, being an everyday player, and among the best in baseball, at that.
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