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champagne030
12-18-2006, 05:08 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2701548

lakeviewsoxfan
12-18-2006, 05:11 PM
Good value deal for the Tigers.

pmck003
12-18-2006, 05:11 PM
seems like the tigers got a good price; much rather have bonderman than lilly anyway.

StillMissOzzie
12-18-2006, 05:26 PM
seems like the tigers got a good price; much rather have bonderman than lilly anyway.

Me too, but the sCrUBS didn't have that option, as Bonderman had two years of arbitration eligibility absorbed in this deal.

SMO
:gulp:

veeter
12-18-2006, 05:27 PM
Great signing for them. A no-brainer actually. Can he stay healthy like Garland and Buehrle? We'll see.

Oblong
12-18-2006, 06:22 PM
I am stunned that this was so low. Even in arbitration I thought he'd get this much per year. I guess the security of those last 2 years is worth the trade off. He'll still be a young guy at the end of this deal.

SOXSINCE'70
12-18-2006, 10:00 PM
A smart move by Dave Dombrowski.God only knows what
Bonderman would be worth in arbitration if he puts together
2 or 3 more seasons like the one he had in 2006.

Grzegorz
12-18-2006, 10:03 PM
Great deal for the Tigers; lets see if the pitching continues to improve. If so, they'll be onto something.

ShoelessJoeS
12-18-2006, 10:55 PM
Damn, this could be one hell of a steal for the Tigers if he repeats his 2006 performance given the current market for starting pitchers.

For examples why, see: Ted Lilly, Gil Meche, Vicente Padilla, etc...

buehrle4cy05
12-18-2006, 11:18 PM
Great deal by Detroit. When I heard he signed this, I thought that it was a 3-year deal the way contracts have been going this year.

palehozenychicty
12-19-2006, 09:54 AM
Excellent deal. Now, if they can help him develop an off-speed pitch, he could be a cy young contender.

jabrch
12-19-2006, 07:45 PM
He'd have gotten about 14mm in arbitration over 2 years. So the final two were about 12mm per. That's a good deal for both sides.

soxinem1
12-20-2006, 07:18 AM
Sounds like DD is trying to copy KW's moves of last year by locking up his key pitchers for a few years.

caulfield12
12-20-2006, 09:55 AM
Unfortunately, he also made one of the dumbest and least popular moves last year (from a Tigers' fan perspective), acquiring Neifi Perez. Not only that, but they are stuck with him now unless they want to simply eat his contract like they did with Dmitri Young.

spiffie
12-20-2006, 10:45 AM
Wow. If WSI isn't savaging this move it must be absolutely amazing!