Anibal Sanchez re-signs with Tigers (5 years/80 M)
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12-14-2012, 11:19 PM
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It's an overpay..but not a terrible one either
Dave Cameron had him pegged for 5/75 well before FA
It makes far more sense for Detroit than Chicago seeing as the Tigers are a contender and are trying to win now. Especially with an owner willing to pay than one being on a budget.
In addition, most players will be overpaid in FA and that won't change as salaries continue to rise. Same thing happens every year when the NHL actually has a season.
I just didn't think Detroit would be able to sign him. But I'm glad they did and this will eventually lead to Porcello being traded.
Also makes me feel better about shipping off Jacob Turner.
He fits a need, for sure, but 16/yr for Anibal Sanchez just makes me laugh.
He and his agent simply used the Cubs as leverage to get what they could out of the Tigers, and it looks like it added an extra million onto each season. I guarantee he never had any intentions of signing in Chicago.
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