That's alot of cash, Mr. Ilitch.
Cannot argue with the talent displayed by Miguel Cabrera over the course of his career, but...
Chicago's kinda close to Detroit.
Did you not see the pain that Alfonso Soriano's contract inflicted upon us Cub Fans?
I mean, we were all kind of polite about it at the end because Alfonso actually learned to catch a fly ball, but I am telling you there is nothing worse than a guy past his prime eating up the main portion of the team salary.
The Cubs will still pay $13 Million dollars to the Yankees in 2014, and they did that just to get him out of town where his presence only reminded everyone how awful the situation was.
And the Soriano contract is/was...nothing compared to Cabrera's contract.
$292 Mil over the next 10 years, and if it's all evened out that's about $31 Million Dollars the Tigers will be paying him when he's 40.
The other wild news yesterday was that baseball is getting tougher with cheaters.
They'll be testing more often and using more sophisticated techniques (Carbon Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry, anyone?), and now the penalties start at 80 games for a first offense, 162 games (plus any post season games) and that year's salary for the second, and you're gone with the third.
Now, I'm not saying Mike Ilitch is taking any kind of performance enhancing drug.
But maybe something else...
Here's a weird Mass Spectrometry video.
No idea what that means but I'm the art guy.
And now, on to happier things... The Chicago Cubs will open their season against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh at 12:05 Central on Monday, and I can see Monday from here.