View Full Version : Bonderman 4/$38M Extension

12-18-2006, 05:08 PM

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

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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