Granderson Has Multiyear Deal Talks

According to Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers had preliminary talks earlier this month with Curtis Granderson‘s agent regarding a long-term contract.  The Tigers initiated the conversation, but they didn’t discuss length or amount.  Must’ve been a short meeting, right?

Morosi suggests the Tigers’ recent model of buying out one year of free agency could result in a deal for Granderson of five or more years.  He’s eligible for free agency after the 2011 season.

Granderson, 27 in March, hit .302/.361/.552 for the Tigers in ’07.  If he figures out lefties, he’s a superstar.  The Fielding Bible’s panel of experts ranked his defense fifth among center fielders.

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