30 year-old Tigers starter Nate Robertson is offering his team a chance to buy low. He just finished an off year (4.76 ERA) and doesn’t reach free agency until after the ’09 season. But he’d like to sign an extension now to stay in Detroit longer than that.
My guess is that the Tigers might entertain the idea of buying out his two remaining arbitration years plus one year of free agency. A three-year extension in the $27MM range might make sense for both parties. Thoughts?