I’ll keep it short and sweet: I don’t like this deal for the Tigers. I have Valverde worth a total of $9 million for two years. If the Tigers were a better club, it might make sense to pay a little more and there was stiff competition for his services, but this is too much. I doubt Valverde would have gotten this much from anyone else. The good news is that I don’t see any way that the Tigers pick up the third year.
I generally like the Tigers’ moves, so I am a bit surprised to see them make it.