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The Detroit Sports Site:
Justin Verlander will be a part of the Detroit Tigers’ pitching staff through at least the 2019 season. That much is certain after Verlander signed a five-year extension, with an option for a sixth season, that could keep Verlander in the Motor City through 2020.
The deal reportedly is worth $140 million over those five extra years; the vesting-option year carries an additional $22 million price tag. All totaled, Verlander could earn up to $202 million over the next eight seasons.
The Tigers tweeted out a photo of Verlander signing his lucrative new deal on Friday afternoon:
Signed. Sealed. #AlwaysaTiger twitter.com/tigers/status/…
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) March 29, 2013
The downside of this deal: The Tigers may not have the money to spend to keep Max Scherzer around. Scherzer is arbitration eligible in 2014, then can hit free agency prior to the 2015 season. Between Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, the Tigers have nearly $600 million locked up in three players over the next several seasons, possibly meaning Scherzer’s days are short here.
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The Detroit Tigers love Justin Verlander.
You have to love someone that you are handing $180 million dollars to.
You just have to.
Feelings aside, the truth is that the $180 million is somewhat on the lower side of a deal that could be worth as much as $202 million.
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Justin Verlander will be a Detroit Tiger for the rest of his career. The ace and the game of baseball's best starting pitcher agreed to a contract extension on Friday morning. The extension is for 5 years, and combined with the 2 years remaining on his current deal, locks Verlander up for the next 7 seasons at a price tag of up to $180 million. An option...
It’s really neat because Justin Verlander is a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Get it? On Friday morning, the Tigers ace tweeted a photo of himself holding just about the most adorable tiger cub in the world, tweeting that he was taking it in as his new pet. Of course, Verlander was probably joking … or was he? After all, his rumored girlfriend Kate Upton claimed that she was...
LAKELAND, Fla. — Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander agreed Friday to a $180 million, seven-year contract, topping Felix Hernandez for the richest deal for a pitcher in baseball history.
“I love this city & the fans,” Verlander tweeted. “Couldn’t be more excited to spend my career here! We’re going to bring a World Series to Detroit!!!”
The 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young...
Check out my new pet TIGER! Hoping Riley gets along with him twitter.com/JustinVerlande…
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) March 29, 2013
Expensive, but adorable!
(I'm talking about the pet tiger, not JV.)
It was a good Friday, indeed.
Justin Verlander signed a contract extension through 2019 that could vest to include 2020. It will allow him to buy another Aston Martin or two or 20, a small island, his own golf course or a mansion for every member of his family.
Verlander has the richest contract ever given a pitcher and will collect either 180 million or 202 million by the time...
I just watched Life of Pi last night, so I’m in a tiger-loving mood and apparently, so are the Detroit Tigers.
The Tigers made news yesterday when they signed pitcher Justin Verlander, to a seven-year $180 million contract. Well, according to a story courtesy of USA Today Sports, the team was in a good mood so they decided to pose for some pictures with four-month-old Bengal tiger...
The Detroit Tigers announced on Friday afternoon that they have extended their ace Justin Verlander for another five years beyond his current contract, which expires after next season. With a vesting option for a sixth year, the 2011 Cy Young and MVP winner could be a Tiger through the year 2020, when Verlander will be 37 years old.
The news was teased about a half hour before...
The Tigers award their ace an extension that will pay him more than any other pitcher (at least until Clayton Kershaw`s next contract). Was it wise?
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The Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander reportedly have agreed upon a five-year contract extension through the 2019 season with an option for 2020.