In photos: Tigers' biggest free-agent losses

Tony Paul
The Detroit News
After leaving the Tigers, Jack Morris became a World Series hero for the Twins in 1991.

Detroit -- You'll have to excuse the Tigers if they're a little grumpy today, even if they knew this day was inevitable.

They're not used to losing their own big free agents, at least not in the Mike Ilitch era.

But when Max Scherzer agreed to a seven-year deal with the Nationals late Sunday night, Detroit suffered arguably its biggest offseason blow ever.

The Tigers tried to keep Scherzer, making him a fair -- thow clearly low -- offer of $144 million for six years during spring training.

He said no, took a risk -- and now will reap the rewards, as his new deal is said to be worth more than $180 million.

While Detroit mourns and D.C. rejoices, click through the gallery above to see the biggest free-agent losses in Tigers history.

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