Detroit Tigers: One of the Best Teams Money Could Buy?

Posted: 29th September 2009 by Josh Levitt in MLB
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Are the Tigers one of the 10 best teams that money could buy? Jon Heyman think so: 10T. Detroit Tigers, $119 million. They've got a few high salaries (Magglio Ordonez at $18.9 million, for example), but they also have a formidable team. As evidenced by their liberal draft strategy, they are always willing to pay for untested talent. Rick Porcello's a great deal, even with him being close to the highest-paid rookie ever ($2.1 million). It's amazing to me that the Tigers are in contention this season with the amount of high-priced, underperforming (some possibly useless) parts they have on their roster right now. Take a look: Jeremy Bonderman (injured): $12.5 million Nate Robertson: $7 million (worth $0 million this season according to fangraphs) Dontrelle Willis (injured??): $10 million Au ...

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