It isn’t official yet, but sources are saying that Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a five-year, 80 million dollar deal.
Tigers fans, still reeling from the loss of center fielder Curtis Granderson, wanted Verlander signed long-term. In a previous post I said,
(Verlander) is a guy who will continue to get better over time, and
will undoubtedly rank among baseball’s pitching élite. It is in the
best interest of the Tigers to sign him to a long term deal.
Another piece of the 2010 puzzle is finally placed.