Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/26/12
DETROIT The going rate for starting pitchers is becoming movie-star money. That trend is almost certain to see the Tigers and free-agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez part ways. Sanchez appears to be seeking something in the neighborhood of 90 million over five years. If he can command anything near that, the Tigers will wave goodbye. Justin Verlander has two years remaining on a five-year deal worth 80 million. Do you think the Tigers are going to pay their No. 4 starter as much or more than Verlander gets? Id love to have Anibal Sanchez back if we could, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said. I know its not going to be an easy pursuit by any means. Heres why: Zack Greinke, the top pitcher in this free-agent class, is looking for six years at 150 million. And the 2009 Cy Young Award winner probably will get or come close to that 25 million average salary, which would surpass CC Sabathias current 24.4 million contract average. Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels are right behind that with 22.9 millio...
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