Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 1/24/13
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander, Tiger for Life. That has a nice ring for both Verlander and Tigers fans. And a deal to keep him in Detroit for the duration of his career could become a reality either before or after his current deal for five years at 80 million expires after the 2014 season. I told Verlander during a media gathering at Comerica Park on Thursday that when Zack Greinke signed his six-year, 147 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in December, I thought of him and what kind of a deal might be in his future. Then I asked if he thought he might become baseballs first 200 million pitcher? Verlanders face lit up, he looked up and laughed. Heh! he said. Thats a loaded question. Verlander paused and decided to answer it any way. You guys know how competitive I am about everything, he said. But it would be what I am comfortable with, and there have not been any discussions along those lines yet. And I dont know if there will be. He will turn 30 on Feb. 20...
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