I'm a Detroiter, and Verlander is awesome. Detroit LOVES Verlander. That being said, knowing him the way that we do, he'll sign the QO from the Astros. As well he should. Verlander is a blue collar pitcher, that's why we love him in Detroit. I'd be willing to bet that he feels crappy about getting paid and not contributing. He'll make it right. Verlander is a class act through and through. We'd love to have him back, but, he'll probably come back in his last 2 to 3 years. Yeah, he's got 5 or 6 left in him.....easy.
He's going back to Detroit, don't kid yourselves.
Bill, I love Djibouti.
I think Verlander should not accept and explore greener pastures in the country of Djibouti.
If I were Verlander I would accept the qualifying and after signing I would urinate and poop in my trousers. The reason would be in clause 625 in the mlbpa players agreement it states essentially players who have no control of bodily functions are guaranteed 100% salary so long as they see a team doctor. The team would be hesitant to put him on the mound for fear of repeat occurrences of urination and explosive shart and poop scenarios. Verlander could earn full salary without pitching a pitch.
He has been paid a prorated version of 66 million to pitch 6 innings.
I don't believe he is a guy who will subject himself to boos to repay the Astros for rehabilitating him.
I don't believe he is man enough to re-sign with the Astros, QO or multi yr deal.
He got his WS ring and a CY and Tommy John to finish his career elsewhere.
I’m an Astros fan and he owes us nothing. He gave us a ton already. He deserves to explore the market if he wants. I could certainly see him wanting to go to the Dodgers with how much time he spends in LA. I’d gladly welcome him back though.
So how can more people say that he should accept a qualifying offer than people that think Houston should offer him one?
The guy already has plenty of money, why not have a chance to pick his team for the 1st time?
Yes he should be happy to stay and actually pitch the 2022 season for the Astros. He has been paid very well the last 2 seasons to sit and be a cheerleader. He owes it to the Astros to help take them all the way next season!!!