Justin Verlander and Paul Goldschmidt got extensions on the even of the 2013 season. Any room for Buster Posey?
The big question here is whether it would be a “lifetime” deal like the kind Joey Votto and Troy Tulowitzki got or, rather, whether this is a buyout of the arb years and a bit of his free agency. Posey being a catcher, this matters quite a bit.
Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the Tigers have signed Francisco Liriano to a one-year, $4 million contract.
Liriano split time between the Blue Jays and Astros last year, putting up a 5.66 ERA in 38 games, 18 of which were starts, striking out 85 and walking 53 in 97 innings. He pitched two-thirds on an inning in the World Series, but overall it was a pretty substandard season. But hey, those innings ain’t gonna eat themselves, and Liriano will eat some in Detroit.
Not to speak ill of him: he is almost certainly the second best Francisco Li- player in the division.