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The Detroit Tigers have been one of the highest spending team in terms of payroll over the last few years. They have spent north of 100 million dollars in each of the past five seasons. The Tigers payroll has been as low as 106 million in 2011, and right around 140 million for 2012 when we factor in the half year earning of Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante. With a lot of the supporting cast not under contract, and significant upgrades needed the question becomes how much will the Tigers spend on payroll in 2013?
Jose Valverde, Delmon Young, and Don Kelly are gone and Gerald Laird will likely join them. That saves the team 17.65 million dollars in salary. However, since the team is looking to resign SP Anibal Sanchez it seems likely he will get 10-15 million a year on a long term deal. Since the Tigers will also likely need to add a front line closer we can argue that these departures will not offer the club any payroll relief.
Complicating matters are group of Tigers players who are ...
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