Monday, December 7, 2009
Billfer at the Detroit Tigers Weblog tipped me off to Adam Everett's return to the Tigers. A Ken Rosenthal tweet says that the one year deal is for $1.55 Million. This is an unambiguously good move in my opinion. Everett, while light with the bat, provides the reliable defender that the Tigers NEEDED, given that they're starting a defensively average (at best) rookie at second base next year. The short term contract also gives the Tigers another year to develop their internal talent, all of whom are still a year or two away.
At $1.55 Million the Tigers don't hurt the budget, keep a quality player on the team and fill a much needed hole in the roster.