DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchezs agent, Gene Mato, said his client left money on the table during the winter meetings from a club he wouldn't specify he only said it wasn't the Chicago Cubs because Sanchez wasnt comfortable with that team.
Mato claims Sanchez could have made more than he ended up getting from the Tigers, who announced an 80 million, five-year contract with a club option for a sixth year Monday afternoon at Comerica Park.
When negotiations with the Cubs who were offering 77.5 million over five years got down to the nitty-gritty, Mato said his client took a night to sleep on it and told Mato, Listen, I want to be a Tiger. Call them to make a deal.
Mato, acknowledging that getting the most for a player in both dollars and personal preferences is a difficult process, made it happen.
Sanchez and his wife, Ana, found it difficult to stop smiling during Monday's press conference at Comerica Park. They often made eye contact during the question-and-answer session and ha...