Originally Posted by Moses_Scurry
Eh, they would have had him the next 2 years no matter what. Probably the worst thing that could happen for us is that he rakes this year, still rakes in 2015, but shows a slight decline, and they trade him mid-2015 for a big group of good, young players that make them divisional favorites for the next 10 years.
At least now we know that when he does decline, he will be doing it with the Tigers while getting paid $30M/yr.
From our part, it's a hell of dumb deal by the Tigers and improves our division outlook for the future assuming our current youth movement plan works out.
But it also is a concern to me when the time comes for us to start buying FAs. The White Sox will never pay a FA $30 million per season, $25, or even $20.
The few times they have been aggresive, talking $12 - $15 million range it has blown up in their face (Dunn, Danks, trades for Peavy and Rios).