Tigers to make Cabrera a $300 million man

Max Scherzer said no.
AP
Mar 27, 2014

But Miguel Cabrera appears to be ready to say yes.

According to multiple reports Thursday evening, the Tigers and their star slugger are closing in a massive long-term extension.

Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reported the average annual salary will be in the $30 million range, which nobody — outside Alex Rodriguez — has ever made in baseball. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman first reported the deal is "imminent," pending a Cabrera physical.

Last week, Scherzer, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, turned down an extension worth a reported $144 million over six years in favor of free-agency next offseason.

The Tigers, then, took that offer off the table.

Almost immediately, word started circulating that the Tigers and Cabrera were making progress on an extension of their own. The Tigers certainly don't consider Cabrera the consolation prize, though. He always has been their top priority, being an everyday player, and among the best in baseball, at that.

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Comments

Barry Soetoro

As long as Cabrera has a reliable supply of the Roger Clemen's Anti-Aging Formula this should work out to be a good deal.

In other news, the price of a Hot-n-Ready just doubled to ten dollars.

ChitownGH

Paying him to retire as a Tiger a good idea. Paying him the largest contract in MLB history 2 years out from free-agency seems like a bad business decision.

As a fan, I love it. If I was running the Tigers in 2020, I would probably be less than amused.

Barry Soetoro

I agree - he's arguably one of the best hitters in the history of the game. Hopefully the nagging injuries at the end of last season isn't a sign of things to come.

nextdoor

Hope he don't get fat and lazy

Lanivan

What if he's gay?

Barry Soetoro

Get out of here troll.

Lanivan

Harsh, Barry. And unnecessarily so. It's a serious and valid question. In light of the anti-gay rhetoric written this past week on these pages, some of it demonstrating a lack of respect for or an understanding of gay people, I will ask again: Would knowing if this man happened to be gay (and I'm not implying in any way he is) affect the obvious respect for and acknowledgement of his extraordinary abilities, his character, and his work ethic, as shown in these comments? I'm not trying to politicize this article, but it was a question that popped into my mind, and I chose to ask it, curious about the answer.

Apparently, by your reply to mine, the answer would be yes.

Barry Soetoro

I'm not going to bite. Let's have breakfast at Taco Bell and we'll talk about it.

Lanivan

Thanks for the invite, but I regret I will have to request a rain check.

Sincerely,
Lanivan, your friendly troll.

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