Detroit Tigers Payroll In 2014 + Contracts Going Forward Part 1
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I have been saying it since the club traded away Prince Fielder. It was one year too early.
The club ended up forking out over $76 MIL for just 2 years of service from the big man – when you add his $30 MIL in payroll Detroit will pickup in the next 7 years, just to trade him.
I am also baffled on why the Tigers traded Doug Fister. I thought the plan was to win in 2014?
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Oh yeah, some guy named Miguel Cabrera is up for a new contract in 2016, and he has serious clout with teams as the best hitter in the game right now.
Detroit can flex its muscle on the rest of the AL Central, based on their infrastructure to earn cash and apply to salaries against the likes of the Royals, Indians, Twins and White Sox on a yearly basis.
Their real competition lies in the playoffs with Boston, New York, Oakland, Texas, Tampa – and whomever decides to make it any given year.
Mike Illitch and Dave Dombrowski have done a fantastic job assembling this team. As it sits right now, only the Bullpen is a question, and that can always be addressed into the season.
I also have written other articles that I thought the Tigers should make a huge last ditch effort at this year’s Trade Deadline to go for it all.
Along with Scherzer, Victor Martinez and Torii Hunter are also in the last years of their contracts.
If he hits like he did in the 2013 Post Season, plus the second half of the regular year, V-Mart will be due a hefty payraise from the $12.0 MIL he will make in the 2014 campaign.
So Detroit, end this lunacy that you will re-sign Scherzer. I just don’t think any club can dole out over $60 MIL for its top 3 pitchers,
Besides, Sanchez is a quality #2 right now, Drew Smyly has the potential to move up the depth charts with what he has.
Going back to what I said a paragraph ago, if the Tigers don’t refinance the money they saved with Fielder’s and Fister’s dough, then this type of offseason should have been held back one year.
Payroll 2014 – 2016 Three Year Outlook
POS Name MLXP Age 2014 2015 2016
|SP1||Justin Verlander||x||$20,100,000||$28,000,000||$28,000, 000|
|POSITION PLAYERS||MiL||AGE||2014 SALARY||2015 SALARY||2016 SALARY|
|SS-||Jose Iglesias||1||22||$1,650,000||NON ARB3||ARB1|
|1B||Prince Fielder Buyout||30||$4.286,000||$4,286,000||,$4,286,000|
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