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Monday, February 4, 2008

Tigers sign Granderson to long-term deal

It's amazing what a couple years of success can do for a baseball team.

The once cellar-dwelling Detroit Tigers have re-signed star center fielder Curtis Granderson to a long-term deal through 2012, with a club option for 2013. The deal could be worth $43.25 million according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

At one time, I would have been surprised to see such a high figure spent on a Tiger. But now that they are winning, money seems to be of little object. And that is a good thing.

Signing Granderson further solidifies the future of the star studded team. His extension may be of equal importance to the aquisitions of Miguel Cabrera, Dontrelle Willis, and Edgar Renteria. After all, last year Granderson became only the third player in major league history to join the 20-20-20-20 club.

Good job Dave Dombrowski. Matt Millen, please take note.

1 comment:

katy said...

*And the clouds opened, and the light of the heavens shone through.*

What with all this drama surrounding Inge, it's good to see the Tigers are making some good decisions with their players... Granderson is definitely worth the investment, even if on his record in the outfield alone. The man is amazing.

As the Facebook group says (remind me to stop relating things to Facebook), "71% of Earth is covered by water, the rest is covered by Curtis Granderson."