Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 2/14/13
The Tigers are contenders, no question and a lot of that has to do with the fact that they have the best pitcher on the planet in Justin Verlander. The 29-year-old second overall pick by the Tigers in 2004 has molded himself into a guy that’s not only dominant but feared by opposing hitters as he takes the mound every fifth day. But the elephant in the room with Verlander is his contract status. In two years after the 2014 season, Verlander is scheduled to become a free agent, a time and point in his career that he see’s as a blast according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com. But mention free agency, and Verlander sounds intrigued. The Tigers made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 2004 amateur draft. He’s been a loyal employee of the organization ever since. It’s just that Verlander, to his credit, is candid enough to acknowledge what many prospective free agents won’t. Hell yes, he’s curious. “Absolutely,” he said Tuesday. “I think that’d be a blast. If I have two more years like I ju...
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