DETROIT - Justin Verlander is doing his best to take Max Scherzers departure in stride. [url=

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DETROIT - Justin Verlander is doing his best to take Max Scherzers departure in stride. Adil Rami France Jersey .Yes, the Detroit Tigers will miss Scherzer, one of the games top right-handers. But his exit via free agency was by no means a shock.Obviously you dont want to see a teammate go, but you can kind of see it coming too, Verlander said Thursday. I think once that deal was turned down last year, I think the probability of him coming back went way down. Thats the nature of the sport.Scherzer signed with the Washington Nationals this week after a five-year run in Detroit that included four division titles, a Cy Young Award in 2013 and strikeout totals that even Verlander had a hard time keeping up with. Now the Tigers will try for a fifth straight AL Central championship with a retooled rotation that also lost Rick Porcello. This may be the first time in a while that Detroit isnt a solid favourite to win the division.Scherzer turned down a lucrative deal with the Tigers before last season, and he ended up signing a $210 million, seven-year contract with the Nationals.Obviously, you lose a player of that calibre, its always tough. I think this organizations been preparing for that since last year, and I think if anybody, this staff has the capability to lose a guy of that calibre and still not miss a beat, Verlander said at the start of the Tigers winter caravan. I think were still going to be one of the best staffs in baseball, if not the best. Youve just got to perform. I know Ive got to pitch better and I will.Verlander was the American League MVP in 2011 and remained dominant the following year as well, but his performance dipped a bit in 2013, and last year he went 15-12 with a 4.54 ERA. At this time last year, Verlander was recovering from core muscle repair surgery, so hes hoping a more normal off-season will help.The rotation has been the backbone of the Tigers success over the last few seasons, but it looks a lot different than it did at the beginning of 2014. Detroit acquired star left-hander David Price at last years trade deadline, sending starter Drew Smyly to Tampa Bay in that deal. The Tigers then traded Porcello in the off-season for Boston outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.Detroit also traded for right-handers Shane Greene and Alfredo Simon this off-season, and its those two newcomers who now face the daunting task of replacing Scherzer and Porcello.I have a lot of expectations for myself, and theyre probably higher than most peoples expectations for me, said Greene, who went 5-4 with a 3.78 ERA as a rookie for the New York Yankees last year.Price may be the key to Detroits division title defence. The Tigers can look forward to having him for a full season, although he can become a free agent at the end of it.Price went 4-4 in 11 starts with the Tigers, but he ended last season on a good note, shutting down Minnesota in a division-clinching victory in Game 162. He also pitched well in his lone playoff start, although the Tigers were swept by Baltimore in the AL Division Series.We want to pick up, not where we left off last year, but we want to continue the success that the Tigers have had in recent years, Price said. We want to build on that as well and be the last team playing in October.Losing Scherzer was certainly a setback, but it doesnt have to be a crippling one.I talked to Max the day it kind of broke. Max is a good guy. Hes got a great sense of humour, Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said. I was happy for him. I kind of knew, it kind of seemed all along that he wasnt going to be coming back here as a Tiger, so Im just glad he went to the National League.NOTES: Ausmus said hes been in touch with slugger Miguel Cabrera, who had off-season surgery on his right ankle. Hes out of the boot, as of a week ago maybe. Hes in shoes, Ausmus said. Hes got another appointment mid-February, just before spring training, and were hoping that all goes well, and the doctor says he can really start doing some stuff on it. Hugo Lloris France Jersey . -- J.R. Sweezy was the one part of the Seattle Seahawks offensive line that had avoided injuries or having to change positions this season. Alphonse Areola Jersey . Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., were second with 77.01 points, just behind Olympic bronze medallists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany. The four-time world champs lead at 79. . Spezza scored a power-play goal with 5 minutes left and Stephane Da Costa had the other two goals to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.With rumours circulating that the NHL has completed a deal to expand to Las Vegas, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger says although there is no formal agreement in place, expansion could be on the leagues radar at some point down the road. “There is no formal plan for expansion,” Dreger said while on TSN 1050 Monday morning. ”Saying that, would I be surprised if, at some point in the reasonably near future the league announced that it was jumping to 32 teams and they were bringing in the likes of Las Vegas at a certain time and Seattle at a certain time and Quebec City remains either an expansion opportunity, although you have an imbalance (between East and West) or a relocation possibility if necessary – no I wouldnt be surprised by any of that.” Referencing a report by the Vancouver Provinces Tony Gallagher, Dreger said he wouldnt go as far as saying something is finalized, but said Gary Bettman has always been open to having discussions about possible future NHL destinations. “Separating what is news and fact from what is speculation is a difficult process because there is an acknowledgement from thhe National Hockey League that there is interest and they continue to talk about it,” Dreger said. Steve Mandanda Jersey. “Las Vegas has always been on the periphery when we talk about expansion.” “If the market is there and its a viable market that can be healthy for the National Hockey League, then thats what its all about – its about the continued drive for revenue,” Dreger said in reference to Vegas, noting prominent film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer has quietly been campaigning behind the scenes for a team there for a long time. Besides Las Vegas, Seattle and Quebec City are also thought to be potential destinations the NHL would consider, with Seattle being a potential frontrunner according to Dreger. “If the people involved in the Seattle bid were okay with putting that building up and having the National Hockey League come in first as opposed to the NBA, Im not so sure that process wouldnt be a lot closer to reality then it already is. “I look at Seattle as being a better odds-on favourite than a second team in the Toronto area and potentially Las Vegas as well.” NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2020 Wholesale NFL Gear China Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China ' ' '

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