According to ESPN, the Tigers have signed recently acquired Dontrelle Willis to a three year contract extension worth a reported $29 million. He would have been eligible for free agency after the 2009 season but is now locked up through 2010. The Tigers were able to get him signed up very quickly due to an off year in 2007 where he compiled a 5.17 ERA in 205 1/3 innings. In five years with the Marlins, he had a 3.78 ERA in 1,022 innings.
It's a little surprising to me that the Tigers moved to sign him before seeing how he looked this year. However, they could end up saving themselves some money as his value could rise substantially with a good year in 2008. The quick signing is an indication they are confident he will bounce back in 2008 which is a good sign.