Willis Wants Extension With Tigers

Now that he’s on a club with the financial resources for it, Dontrelle Willis would like to talk contract extension.  Willis is only 26 in January.

The model would apparently be Jeremy Bonderman’s four-year, $38MM deal.  That deal was signed two years prior to Bonderman being eligible for free agency, as Willis is now.  Add a little inflation and maybe it’s 4/40 or 4/42 for Willis.  A few years from now that might be the going rate for a guy with a high-4’s ERA who can eat 200 innings.  So even if Willis doesn’t bounce back the extension could be reasonable.  If he does, it’s a bargain.

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