Detroit Tigers Make Smart Move, Sign Everett: Why It Makes Sense

Posted: 7th December 2009 by Dave Hampton in MLB
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Shortstop Adam Everett was signed Monday to a one-year contract for the 2010 season by the Detroit Tigers, who were able to cross an item off their shopping list. The signing of Everett does not come as much of a surprise for a franchise that is short of cash but flush with needs.áThe financial reality of the Tigers does not allow them much leeway in offseason spending. The free agent market was thin on talent at shortstop to begin with. Alex Gonzalez signed with Toronto and Marco Scutaro signed with Boston, leaving behind some guys who are probably destined to be utility players in the very near future, except for the likes of Miguel Tejada.á Everett is a cheap one-year stop-gap for the 2010 season. Undoubtedly, Everett's contract cannot be for much more than $1.2 million.á Doubtless, ...

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