Friday, March 30, 2007

Guillen Signed through 2011

According to Danny Knobler, the Tigers have signed Carlos Guillen to a 4 year $48 millon dollar deal which will keep him a Tiger through 2011. The deal is somewhat of a risk given his history of injuries but his bat would have been really difficult to replace after the season. He has arguably been the MVP of the team over the last three years in aggregate and, in 2006, he actually had a season which was worthy of league MVP consideration. Since he probably could have gotten more money on the open market, we can consider this to be a bit of a home town discount. This deal is great news and helps to alleviate the disappointment of the news about Kenny Rogers.

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