Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports

ScherzerToday Ken Rosenthal plays matchmaker and puts the Nats and Tigers together on a possible Max Scherzer deal.

To be clear: it’s not a rumor or even a news nugget, it’s really just a “what-if/could be.” But (a) Rosenthal is up front about that; and (b) he isn’t one to be silly and irresponsible, so it’s not like it isn’t at least plausible. More to the point, though, it brings up a legitimate subject: what should the Tigers do with Max Scherzer, who hits free agency after the 2014 season.

The Tigers aren’t the Rays, so they don’t have some obvious imperative to trade an ace nearing their walk year, but they should — and probably are — at least considering it.