Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 12/13/12
Early Thursday evening, Bob Nightengale of the USA Today tweeted that starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez agreed to sign a deal with the Chicago Cubs.  Not more than a half hour later, Nightengale and others were recanting that initial report saying that Sanchez had not yet signed the deal and that other teams, namely the Tigers, were still in play. As of Thursday night, we have learned that the Cubs offer sits at five years for $75 million.  According to various reports, Sanchez has given the Tigers the chance to match/beat the Cubs offer.  And according to those same reports, he’ll wear the Old English “D” if they do.  The Tigers were have said to have previously offered Sanchez four years. Sanchez came to the Tigers from the Miami Marlins in a July trade.  In 12 starts, he finished with a 3.74 ERA. Currently the Tigers’ starting rotation is made up of Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly.  Should the Tigers decide to match the Cubs’ offer, they co...
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