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  • Tigers, Granderson agree to deal

    Center fielder will stay in Detroit through 2012 season
    "The Tigers secured the services of center fielder Curtis Granderson through at least 2012 by agreeing to terms with the 26-year-old outfielder on a five-year contract.

    The agreement, announced by the Tigers on Monday, did not list financial terms. ESPN reported the package, which includes a club option for the 2013 season, was worth $30.25 million.

    Granderson hit .302 with 38 doubles, 23 home runs, 74 RBIs and 26 stolen bases in 158 games for the Tigers in 2007. He led the American League with 23 triples, while he finished third with 122 runs scored and 84 extra-base hits, fourth with 338 total bases and sixth with a .552 slugging percentage.

    "We are excited to have Curtis signed to a long-term contract with the Tigers organization," Tigers president, chief executive officer and general manager David Dombrowski said. "Curtis is one of the best young players in the game and a quality individual that represents the Tigers well both on and off the field."

    Securing Granderson became a priority for the Tigers after the club recently dealt away two of the better center-field prospects in the system -- Cameron Maybin and Gorkys Hernandez.

    Granderson was the second player in Major League history to collect at least 30 doubles, 20 triples, 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a single season. He joined Wildfire Schulte (1911), and Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins accomplished the feat in 2007 as well to become the third player in big league history. Granderson now is under contract through his arbitration eligible years and first year of free agency.

    Granderson leads all American League players with 32 triples since the beginning of the 2006 season, while he is sixth with 212 runs scored and seventh with 599 total bases during the two-year stretch.

    In 373 games during his Major League career with the Tigers, Granderson is hitting .280 with 232 runs scored, 76 doubles, 36 triples, 50 home runs and 162 RBIs."

    http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/news/a...=.jsp&c_id=det



    Great deal by the Tigers! They secured a good, young player for a few years. Now it's time for Cabrera...
    Last edited by slugger33; 02-04-2008, 11:37 AM.

  • #2
    As of this minute...they don't come any better than Curtis.

    GO TIGERS!!!!!

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    • #3
      This is great news for the Tigers

      Curtis proved that he is destined to become a terror at the plate for opposing pitchers. 23 triples? In ONE season? Wow! That alone says a lot. In addition, Curtis is a very nice, humble guy and he's going to be an ambassador for the game of baseball for many years to come. We're lucky to have him.

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      • #4
        IMO this deal is even better than Cabrera/Willis!
        "Someone asked me if I took steroids. I said, 'No. I had a contract with Wheaties.'"
        --Bob Feller

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        • #5
          Well deserved contract for this guy.
          2nd member of the Peter Moylan Fan Club

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          • #6
            Looks like a nice deal for the Tigers and Granderson.
            Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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            • #7
              A thought from Captain Obvious

              Granderson's gonna be a superstar if he keeps playing the way he has.

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              • #8
                The tigers are making some pretty impressive deals!

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