Thursday, December 27, 2012

Preview of the 2013 BP Hats



 Paul Lukas' UniWatch on ESPN has a preview of the 2013 Batting Practice Hats to be worn during Spring Training Games, as well as BP during the season.

Here are the new Detroit Tigers hats (Home hat on Top, Road hat on bottom)




Home

Road



Boy I really don't care for the new "home" version of the hat.  It just reminds me of the 70's Atlanta Braves hats, that resurfaced as "trucker hats" later.  

Paul Lukas' doesn't care for the Gray on the Road cap, calling it "snoozers" but I like it more than the home version.  

Is it time for the boys in the Old English D's to start wearing their Normal hats yet???


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tigers continue to tweak rosters as off-season continues.

Jeff Kobernus

The Detroit Tigers left the MLB Winter Meetings without making any major splashes or signings.  The “biggest move” as I commented on was moving Gene Lamont from the 3rd base coaching box to the bench…Hardly an earth-shattering move, in the grand scheme of all things Detroit Tigers, but I’m SURE that it will be considered one of the top 5 off-season moves by legions of Tigers fans.

Detroit continues to make efforts to work on re-signing SP Anibal Sanchez.  The signing of Zack Greinke by the L.A. Dodgers will impact the Tigers in the short and long-terms, but most importantly it takes a team that was on the short list of potential suitors for Sanchez off. 

In the Rule-5 Draft last week the Tigers traded for two players that by definition of the Rule-5 draft, must remain on the Tigers 25-man roster for the entire season.

The Tigers traded IF/OF Justin Henry to the Boston Red Sox for second baseman Jeff Kobernus, and traded cash considerations to the Mets for LHP Kyle Lobstein.

Kyle Lobstein

Detroit also added its second catcher to the roster in 7 days when Detroit signed C Brayan Pena to a 1-year contract.   Detroit designated LHP Matt Hoffman for assignment to make room for Pena. Detroit now has 10 days to trade, release or outright him to the minors. 

The Tigers have been letting teams know that OF Brennan Boesch is available in a possible trade, as is SP Rick Porcello. 

As of this week, the Seattle Mariners and Tigers were in discussions for Boesch, while other sources indicated that interest is high for Porcello. 

Brayan Pena
I continue to believe that the Tigers will end up being in the “finals” to re-sign Anibal Sanchez.  Owner Mike Illitch seems determined to give GM Dave Dombrowski the leeway to make whatever moves are needed to get a World Series winner back in Detroit, SOON. I can’t help but think that the Tigers still have some financial resources to get Sanchez under contract, they just aren’t going to break the bank to do so.

Matt Hoffman
The signing of Pena means he will fill the role of Alex Avila’s backup this season, with Gerald Laird signing in Atlanta.  Pena’s contract this season will be the same salary that he made as the back-up in Kansas City last year.  The switch-hitting Pena will allow the Tigers to have Bryan Holaday back at AAA-Toledo to get another year’s worth of experience before becoming the backup to Avila for 2014. 

Catcher Ramon Cabrera, who was acquired from Pittsburgh for LHP Andy Oliver, will proved organizational depth and probably spend most of the season at AA-Erie.

Getting back to the Greinke deal in LA, the money Greinke signed for has to give the Tigers cause for concern as Justin Verlander is arguably a much better pitcher than Greinke, and with Verlander’s 5-yr/$80M  extensions up at the end of 2014, he could easily break the “record” deal signed by Greinke.  I would doubt that JV and his agents would be willing to give the Tigers a “hometown” discount, considering the fact that Verlander will be entering the prime of his career, without winning a title in Detroit.  

TigerTizzy.com as always would like to thank you for following this Detroit Tigers blog, and I acknowledge that I can not give you the information about your Tigers without the help of the "pro's" like Jason Beck and those at MLBtraderumors.com, who's links are credited here on this blog.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tigers biggest Winter Meetings move is? (Thus far)

Gene Lamont

So the Winter Meetings are now in Day 3 and the “biggest move” made by your Detroit Tigers, was Gene Lamont to the bench

After “kinda-sorta” hinting that something like this would be made, shortly after the World Series, Tigers Manager Jim Leyland confirmed, yesterday, that Gene Lamont will move from coaching 3rd base for the Tigers to the bench, assisting Leyland as the Bench Coach.

Tom Brookens moves from coaching 1st base over to Lamont’s old 3rd base position, and Rafael Belliard, moves into Brookens 1st base coaching slot. 

Tom Brookens
Leyland did say that the move was not related to Lamont’s aggressive coaching in the World Series, just saying that “it might be time for him to come over to the bench with me, and put Brookie (Brookens) out there”. 

Meanwhile in other news…

The Tigers remain one of 5 or 6 teams courting the services of RHP Anibal Sanchez. A report that Sanchez was “insulted” by the Tigers 4-year $48M offer, have turned out to be inaccurate, however the rumors persist that Sanchez is looking for a deal in the area of 7-years and $100M, and if that is indeed the case, expect the Tigers to opt out of the discussion. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tigers head into Winter Meetings looking to make more moves


With the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings taking place this week, the Detroit Tigers continue to search for keys to bringing home an elusive World Series title.

Let’s take a few quick moments to review the Tigers off-season moves, thus far into the Hot-Stove league season.

At the end of October the Tigers exercised the contract options on SS Jhonny Peralta and RP Octavio Dotel, and Signed Manager Jim Leyland (and his entire staff) to a 1-year contract.  The Tigers also announced that they would not re-sign RP Jose Valverde and OF/DH Delmon Young. 

Torii Hunter
Bruce Rondon
In November the Tigers signed OF Torii Hunter to a 2-year $26M contract, while sending INF/OF Don Kelly outright to Toledo, and releasing OF Ryan Raburn. The Tigers also selected 3 contracts of 3 players from Toledo, the most notable of them being RP Bruce Rondon.

With the winter meetings starting, the Tigers are rumored to have interest in adding a Shortstop this off-season, despite exercising the option of Jhonny Peralta.  Potential targets for the Tigers appear to be Stephen Drew and Asdrubal Cabrera.

Also high on the priority list is signing FA-SP Anibal Sanchez, who according to sources is looking to get a 5-year deal as a Free Agent. 
Anibal Sanchez

Despite making the World Series last season, after what some would deem a “disappointing” regular season, the Detroit Tigers have been aggressive thus far this off season, with the signing of Torii Hunter and announcing that RP Jose Valverde and OF Delmon Young, the Tigers all-time leading post-season Home Run hitter.

SP Rick Porcello and OF Brennan Boesch are players that the Tigers are discussing as “trade-bait” as General Manager Dave Dombrowski continues to try and tweak the roster to get his team over the hump and bring a World Series title back to Detroit for the first time since 1984. 



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tigers expected to exercise club option on Peralta


According to www.mlbtraderumors.com, the Detroit Tigers are expected to pick up the club option on SS Jhonny Peralta’s contract for 2013.

There were rumors towards the end of the season that the Tigers might have let Peralta test Free Agent waters, but his strong post season (12 hits in 35 AB, in the 2012 post-season, including 2 HR) combined with a weak free agent shortstop class have put the Tigers in position to consider Peralta’s $6MM option “reasonable” according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. 


Personally I was hoping that the Tigers would explore other options at SS for next season, but as reported on www.mlbtraderumors.com  Yunel Escobar is about the best available option to replace Peralta as the Tigers SS next season, and the Tigers appear to have no interest in him. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

TigerTizzy.com: World Series 2012 Edition.


In approximately 90 minutes the Detroit Tigers will face the San Francisco Giants for the Championship of Major League Baseball.

TigerTizzy.com will keep you updated with as much World Series coverage as our staff can provide.   

I was hoping to be able to analyze the lineups for both teams and break things down position by position and provide in-depth analysis.

Not gonna happen….too many other things going on for that so..

Here is my World Series prediction:   Detroit Tigers in 6 games, with either Justin Verlander or Prince Fielder as the MVP.

For the Detroit Tigers:
Most Important player in the World Series:
Justin Verlander.   He’s the best pitcher in baseball, but until this season his career has been diminished some by his lack of post-season success.   Unlike when 2006 when the Tigers faced the St. Louis Cardinals, J.V is not only, no longer a rookie and the ace of his team, but the ace of all aces.











Most Important Hitter:
Delmon Young.  Can the ALCS MVP continue his current hitting?  Or revert to the enigma that caused him to be the “poster boy” for frustration of Tigers fans for most of the season.









Most intriguing player:  Jose Valverde
“papa grande” and the Tigers organization feel that he has fixed the flaws with his delivery  and he is no-longer considered a liability from the bullpen.   This San Francisco lineup is not filled with LH batters like the NY Yankees, meaning that Phil  Coke won’t be as effective against the Giants as we was the Yankees.   If the closer “by default” starts to falter, Jim Leyland might be forced to resort to the guy that has logged 84 saves for Detroit over the past 2 seasons.





For San Francisco:
Most Important player (Not) in the World Series:
Melky Cabrera.  The 1st Half NL MVP and All-Star game MVP is not on the Giants post-season roster due to his suspension for performance enhancing drugs.   Cabrera was leading the Giants in Slugging and total bases prior to his suspension and was a key switch-hitting bat in the San Francisco lineup.  His place has been taken by Gregor Blanco who hit .244 with 5 HR and 34 RBI.  Blanco will hit 7th in the Giants series opening lineup. 

Most Important Hitter:
Marco Scutaro, the veteran infielder was the NLCS MVP. Scutaro hit .500 and was on base at a .533 clip during the series vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.  Scutaro will hit 2nd and play Second base for the Giants in the series.  


Most intriguing pitcher
Madison Bumgarner-LHP.  The 22 year-old Bumgarner is the key to the Giants success against a Tigers batting lineup that hit .260 vs. Left Handed starters over the course of the 2012 season. Can this young pitcher with control his nerves on a stage like this? 

It’s no coincidence that Manager Bruce Bochy is starting LH’s Bumgarner and Barry Zito in games 1 and 2 of the Series vs. the Tigers.  

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cespedes reportedly to sign 4-yr deal with A’s.

According to multiple sources, Cuban OF Yeonis Cespedes will sign a 4-year contract worth $36-million with the Oakland A’s. 

MLBtraderumors.com first broke the story earlier today.  Major League Baseball had said that Cespedes couldn't finalize a contract until he obtained an unblocking license from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, because of his status as a Cuban national, who is established residency in another country, in this case, the Dominican Republic, but reports today say that Cespedes has had the block removed, thus paving his way to sign the deal with Oakland.

The A’s signing of Cespedes ends months of rumors linking the 26-year-old OF, with the Miami Marlins, who offered him a contract last week, as well as the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and White Sox as well as the Detroit Tigers. 


I have to admit I am suprised by the signing, and for a 4-year deal worth $36 million, I am a little suprised that the Tigers weren't a little more aggressive in signing Cespedes. 

Granted Detroit got the 2nd best Free Agent bat on the market in Prince Fielder.  He cost them a lot of money with his deal, I still think that somehow over the past few weeks, that the Tigers interest in Cespedes has waivered.  Cespedes might turn out to be the "real deal" but he could also turn out to be a huge bust.   I guess only time will tell what kind of player Cespedes becomes.  I'm kind of glad the Tigers aren't the ones taking the risk.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cepedes intrigue much like Tim Tebow fascination.

The intrigue of Major League Baseball and Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes is becoming much like the story that captured the attention of the NFL world this fall, Tim Tebow.
After Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder signed huge contracts, my guess is that the most discussed story in baseball is Cespedes, in the same manner many people discussed and dissected the Tim Tebow.

Not in a literal sense, mind you, because unlike Tebow, whose life has become an open book for all to read, the Cepedes story is full of mostly speculation and guess work.

Starting with this question:  What kind of player will he be?

ESPN posed that very question and came up with the following.  (the article is limited to access for ESPN Insiders so I will share some of the highlights, rather than post a link)

A group of MLB Executives were asked if they would choose Cepedes over similar “toolsy’ 20-something outfielders; Colby Rasmus, Drew Stubbs, B.J. Upton, Chris Young and Adam Jones in the following scenario: You can choose Cespedes or each of the current MLB OF for the remainder of their career, (contract and finances not figuring in the equation).  The bottom line is that most would choose the current MLB players over Cespedes, but it would be close. 

Interestingly enough, as I believe we have posted here on Tiger Tizzy, the consensus of the writers at Baseball America, would rank Cepedes as the top prospect of the teams that are considered in the running to land him.  The following teams have been linked to the Cuban who now lives in the Dominican Republic:  The Tigers, Miami Marlins, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies.  Of those teams, the 6 most likely suitors in my estimation of where he would sign; are Miami, Chicago (Cubs or Sox), Baltimore, Detroit and Cleveland. 

Cespedes was in Miami and toured the new Marlins ballpark and met with team officials on Thursday, but has since left the country to return to the D.R.  According to the Detroit News, the Tigers are still interested but the team is refusing to comment much on Cespedes, except to confirm that he didn’t visit Detroit. 

Dombrowski did however have a discussion regarding the Tigers defense.  His feeling is that the Tigers can indeed field a “good defensive club” if the decision is made to do so.  The expectation is that with signing Prince Fielder and moving Miguel Cabrera to 3B, and with Delmon Young in LF, that on most nights Detroit will chose an offensive flavored lineup.  On Tuesday, Dombrowski stated; “We’re going to hit, and that’s how we’re going to win or lose”. 

In posting a February wrap-up yesterday, I forgot to include that the Tigers had signed IF Brent Dlugach to a minor league contract on Feb 4.  Dlugach spent last season hitting .222 in 236 plate appearances with Boston’s Triple-A affiliate.  Dlugach had previously spent his first 7 seasons playing in the Tigers farm system.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Recapping things involivng the Tigers in February 2012

Tiger Tizzy has been down for a few days due to computer issues.

So now that things are back up and in working order let's take a few minutes and get caught up on what has been going on with the Tigers and some ex Tigers who have been in the news.

Lynn Henning of the Detroit News explains how he thinks that GM Dave Dombrowski will handle all  the young arms that will vie for the Tigers open #5 starter slot. 

Meanwhile, Tony Paul insists that the Tigers would be making a mistake to sign Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes.

Former Tigers players were in the news over the past few days, with Brad Penny, Edwin Jackson, Armando Galarraga and Carlos Guillen signing contracts with new teams.

Penny signed a contract with Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball, that is reportedly the largest deal for an American pitcher to sign to play baseball in Japan.


Agent Scott Boras got another nice contract for one of his clients, former RHP Edwin Jackson signed a reported 1-year $11-Million deal (with incentives) with the Washington Nationals.

Galarraga signed with the Baltimore Orioles and will be invited to Spring Training with the club.  Galarraga was 3-4 5.91 with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season before being demoted to the minors. 

Guillen signed a minor-league contract with the Seattle Mariners and will also recieve an invite to Spring Training, he returns to the team that he made his Major League Debut with on Sept 6, 1998, as Guillen played with the Mariners from 1998-2003. Guillen was traded to the Tigers on January 8, 2004.

The Tigers also signed a 16-year-old Dominican prospect to a contract. 

I would like to thank John at Budget Computers for his work on my computer. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

The latest word on Cuban defector Yeonis Cespedes

According to MLBTradeRumors.com, things are heating up on Cuban OF Yeonis Cespedes, whom the Tigers were rumored to be one of the teams that were interested in signing the former Cuban star.

Yeonis Cespedes

Baseball America’s Jim Callis said that Cespedes would rank in the top 7-15 of the Magazine’s Top 100 prospects list, meaning that he would end up being at the top of the list of any team that were to sign him.

Meanwhile Cespedes’ agent Adam Katz has told people, that “expects to be in camp with one of the Clubs in pursuit, and calls the market for Cespedes “meaningful and aggressive”.

Jim Bowden of ESPN says that meetings are expected to take place here in the U.S in the next 7-10 days, as Cespedes was granted free agency last week, by MLB, with his gaining residency in the Dominican Republic.

I am not convinced that the Tigers will be willing to spend the money to land Cespedes now that they have so much money invested in Victor Martinez, Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and now Prince Fielder. 

Without the injury to V-Mart, I fully expected the Tigers to be one of the teams that would be aggressive in signing the former Cuban star, but while Owner Mike Ilitch has proven that he is willing to spend his money to try and win, i.e.; the Prince Fielder signing, I don’t think the Tigers have enough money left in the tank to go full bore after Cespedes.  I also think that Cespedes play in winter ball, 10 strikeouts in 35 at bats  while hitting 1 HR and only 5 hits, in a very brief winter ball stint in his new home the D.R. has dampened the shine on his star somewhat.

Media outlets are reporting that Cespedes and his agent are looking for a reported contract greater than that offered to Cuban LHP Aroldis Chapman last year, who signed a six-year, $30.25 million deal with the Cincinnati Reds. Cespedes is seeking a 4-6 year deal for as much as $6 million per year. 

While that price tag comes a lot cheaper than the $23 Million/yr deal signed by Prince Fielder it is also more than the Tigers might be able to afford now.

Victor Martinez undergoes left knee surgery

The Detroit Tigers issued the following statemtent around 12:30pm this afternoon regarding Victor Martinez knee surgery.

Here is the link to the press release (if you should want to see)

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today made the following announcement regarding catcher/designated hitter Victor Martinez:

Martinez underwent microfracture surgery and repairs to both the medial and lateral meniscus in his left knee on Friday, all of which occurred when he suffered a torn ACL during his off-season conditioning. Friday’s procedure was performed by Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, CO.

The preliminary surgery on Friday went well according to Dr. Steadman and he is optimistic Martinez will be ready to undergo ACL reconstruction surgery on his left knee in approximately six-to-eight weeks. The Tigers continue to expect Martinez to be sidelined for the 2012 season.

This news shouldn't come as a suprise for anyone who has followed the Tigers off-season.   Of course, as with most injuries, the Tigers are following the very safe and predictable course with the words: "The Tigers continue to expect Martinez to be sidelined for the 2012 season".  

Martinez' injury was the reason for the signing of Prince Fielder, and while Detroit isn't expecting Martinez to return this season, if he does in time for the post -season, the Tigs could very well blast their way to a World Series run, with Cabrera, Fielder and V-Mart if he's healthy.  Add to that the returing Cy Young Award winner in Justin Verlander anchoring a solid rotation.  AL playoff teams watch out!

**NOTE**-  Jason Beck just posted that V-Mart will also have to have surgery on his ACL as well, and that surgery will be in 6-8 weeks, so it is unlkely that Martinez will be back before December so he won't even be healthy enough to get AB's for any post-season run. 

Tigers place 3 in MLB.com Top 100 prospects list.

Jacob Turner
Last week, MLB.com posted their top 100 prospects list for the 2012 season. I’m sure most of you missed it because of the Prince Fielder signing news. So, as always, Tiger Tizzy is here to keep you informed.
Coming in at #15 is Tigers RHP Jacob Turner, who is in the running for Detroit’s #5 slot in the rotation in Spring Training.  Turner is considered one of the top prospects in all of baseball coming in to last season, and despite posting his 0-1 8.53 ERA numbers in his brief MLB career thus far, he remains an elite prospect.  By most accounts Turner will never end up getting to the JV-type numbers in his career - but then again who will, he should end up becoming a solid #2 or at worst #3 starter over his career.  I’m going to date myself here, but I would say that Dan Petry, ended up with a pretty decent career as a #2 behind Jack Morris.

Nick Castellanos
 Next up is 3B prospect Nick Castellanos, who came in as the #51 prospect. The 20-year old Castellanos will more than likely start the 2012 season at High-A Lakeland.  With his decent .312/.367/.436 numbers last year at LoA West Michigan, Castellanos still projects out to be a quality MLB 3b over the course of his career.  His power numbers (7 HR) at West Michigan were less than the club expected, but as many experts surmise, some of his 36 Doubles will end up going for more distance as his frame fills out. 

Rounding out the Tigers 3 prospects is a kid who has gotten an awful lot of publicity over the past few months, like this mention by GM Dave Dombrowski, (via Jason Beck’s blog) and being on the list of this post on fangraphs.com, which gives another look at the Tigers top 15 prospects.

Drew Smyly
Without any further delay, coming in at #82 is LHP Drew Smyly. Smyly is described as a solid #4-type starter.  Smyly, throws 4 pitches well with good control, but his lack of “plus” velocity will limit his upside, but his make-up and control should enable him to be a solid MLB starter as he progresses. 

You can find the entire list of prospects here.

Smyly and Castellanos have been invited to Spring Training in Lakeland as non-roster invites.  You can find the entire list of non-roster invitees here, as well as key dates for Spring Training 2012.

With Turner, the Tigers should have a nice compliment to Justin Verlander at the top of the rotation in the near future, and if Smyly ends up progressing as the Tigers perceive, he will add nice depth and solid LH arm to a strong right-handed rotation of Verlander, Turner, Porcello and Fister. Castellanos reminds me, from everything that I have seen, as a Travis Fryman-type player at 3B, albeit with slightly less average but more power.  Turner and Smyly should be entrenched in the Tigers rotation by the end of 2013, with Castellanos joining them as a fixture at 3B by the end of 2014 if not sooner. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tigers rotation update, how Comerica might affect Fielder’s blasts


According to an interview on ESPN radio this afternoon, Tigers prospect Drew Smyly has a “legitimate chance” to open the season as the Tigers #5 starter.  So said Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski, who was being interviewed (presumably) about Prince Fielder as opposed to Drew Smyly.  

For those of you who don’t know much about Smyly.

The Left-handed Smyly is the # 3 prospect in the Tigers system according to Baseball America. Smyly features a fastball in the 87-92 mph range, with a slider and curve as well as a splitter-like change up, that will allow him to be a #3 or 4 starter in the bigs.

I was wondering about what a difference the dimensions of Comerica Park would play on Prince Fielder’s HR numbers compared to Miller Park and the folks at ESPN’s stats and information department were kind enough to do some number crunching. 

For 2011, 9 of Prince’s 24 HR would not have cleared the fences at Comerica with 1 that might or might not have gone out.  All of the nine were hit from Left-Center field to Right-Center, so Fielder might have to adapt and become a little more pull heavy with his swing to compensate, if he is going to duplicate his one HR every 15.3 AB ratio. 


With Smyly not having quite as much upside as Jacob Turner, who projects out to be a solid #2 or #3 rotation guy, being a LH pitcher might give Smyly the edge needed to finish off a very RH heavy rotation of Verlander, Fister, Scherzer and Porcello.   Also vying for the # 5 slot are fellow LHP’s Andrew Oliver and Casey Crosby, the Tigers #4 and #5 rated prospects by Baseball America respectively. 

Regardless of who ends up with the #5 spot, I am curious to see how Oliver, Crosby and Smyly end up pitching at AAA Toledo and for the Tigers this season, as none of the three LHP’s end up projecting into the Tigers lineup down the road, according to BA. 

Something to keep in mind, regarding Fielder and his power numbers, his HR total might take a  slight dip, at least at home, but I would expect to see a rise in Prince’s Double and maybe the occasional Triple numbers as many of Fielder’s blasts that don’t clear the fences, end up being chased around spacious Comerica Park.  I don’t know about you but seeing the 5’11”- 275lb Fielder headed into second base or rounding it into third is not a sight that the infielders of the AL will look forward to seeing.  I fully expect Prince to keep up his ranking of being in the top 5 in Slugging Pct in all of baseball, in 2011.


(Just a quick reminder, when I post here on Tiger Tizzy, any paragraphs entirely in BOLD font, is my opinion)

Tigers Payroll for 2012.

Taking a look at the potential 25-man roster for the 2012 season I have assembled the payroll for the team for the upcoming season.

Obviously some of the players and roles have yet to be defined with Spring Training reporting date of Feb 19, 2012 still 23 days away, this is a guess on my part of who will be filling what role for the Tigers.

Based on the information listed below, the Tigers will be adding over $9.5-Million  over 2011 to their payroll:  

2012$116,814,500
2011$106,953,000
$9,861,500

25 Man roster
1B
Fielder
23,000,000
2B
Raburn
2,100,000
3B
Cabrera
21,000,000
SS
Peralta
5,500,000
C
Avila
425,000
LF
Dirks
414,000
CF
Jackson
440,000
RF
Boesch
430,000
DH
Young
6,750,000



BN
Kelly
900,000
BN
Inge
5,500,000
BN
Laird
1,000,000
BN
Santiago
2,100,000



SP1
Verlander
20,000,000
SP2
Fister
436,500
SP3
Scherzer
3,750,000
SP4
Porcello
1,344,000
SP5
Turner
1,375,000



CL
Valverde
9,000,000
SU
Benoit
5,500,000
SU
Dotel
3,500,000
RP
Coke
1,100,000
RP
Pauley
422,000
RP
Schlereth
418,000
RP
Balester
410,000




$116,814,500


Including V-Mart and Alburqueque contracts (injured)
Cabrera
21,000,000
Verlander
20,000,000
Fielder
23,000,000
Valverde
9,000,000
D Young
6,750,000
Benoit
5,500,000
Inge
5,500,000
Peralta
5,500,000
Sherzer
3,750,000
Porcello
1,344,000
Dotel
3,500,000
Raburn
2,100,000
Santiago
2,100,000
Turner
1,375,000
Coke
1,100,000
Laird
1,000,000
Kelly
900,000
Avila
425,000
Boesch
430,000
Fister
436,500
Jackson
440,000
Schlereth
418,000
Balester
410,000
Dirks
414,000
Pauley
422,000
Alburqueque
414,000
V Mart
13,000,000

$130,228,500

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