John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press informs us that the Tigers’ talks with third baseman Miguel Cabrera about a long-term deal are ongoing. Signing the superstar is the team’s top priority.
The popular opinion is that Cabrera will get something in the neighborhood of ten years and $200MM. He’s contracted for ’08 at $11.3MM and then has one more arbitration year before free agent eligibility. I could be wrong, but I don’t know of any athlete other than A-Rod who broke the $200MM barrier.