Report: Scherzer rejected 6-year, $144-million deal from Tigers

Brandon Wile
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The Detroit Tigers tried to lock up their reigning Cy Young winner, Max Scherzer, but the offer reportedly wasn't good enough. 

The 29-year-old went 21-3 last season, posting a 2.90 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 214 1/3 innings. 

Scherzer, who is set to earn $15.525 million this season, would have become the sixth-highest paid pitcher in baseball had he accepted the Tigers' offer.