Jim Bowden just said sanchez signed with the Cubs.
Can not believe he would go to the Cubs. Obviously he's all about the money and not getting a ring.
NHL: Red Wings
CFB(Div I): Michigan
CFB(Div II): Hillsdale
By the way, Sanchez isn't signed yet.
Verlander loves Detroit but seems intrigued by free agency
Don't get me wrong...I think he would like to stay in Detroit...but he will be paid well (as he deserves). I expect north of CC's contract...
Back on topic, it is being reported by mlbtraderumors via Bob Nightengale, that the Tigers are being given a chance to match the offer. The way it sounds right now is that the Tigers have the cards in their hands as it is also said that he won't give the Cubs a chance to up their offer if Detroit matches theirs.
Interesting. It's all up to Illitch and how much he's willing to shell out. Tough spot to be in. I hope we sign him, but if we don't I am not that worried about it.
No way in hell does JV take a team friendly offer. The extension he signed previously could hardly be considered team friendly as it is. JV is not all about Detroit. JV is all about winning. If a team gives him a better chance at winning and a better offer, better believe he is going to take it.
I kinda wonder if Sanchez really wants to play in Detroit and is actually just trying to figure out if he himself is willing take a little less to play on a winning team.
There won't be a decision tonight so time for bed.
Boy, this is interesting. Seems as if Sanchez used the Cubbies to get us to up our deal. I think he really wants to stay in Detroit now. 5 years at $15M a pop is a lot, IMO, for Sanchez but if Mr. I is willing to do it and it doesn't effect the extensions to Scherzer and Fister (who I'd much rather have long term than Sanchez) then I say go for it. Then we can move on with trade discussions for Porcello.