OT: Sanchez to stay with Tigers

OT: Sanchez to stay with Tigers

Submitted by Everyone Murders on December 14th, 2012 at 10:35 AM

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121214/SPORTS0104/212140423/Report-Tigers-sign-Sanchez-5-years-80M?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports

Well, it looks like Dombrowski signed Anibel Sanchez for a 5 year hitch at $80M.  I'm very curious to see what happens with Porcello now that Sanchez is wrapped up for the foreseeable future.

I thought Sanchez was (imagine Ernie Harwell voice here) long gone.  Looks like more evidence to support the theory that Mike Ilitch is in "win now" mode.  I wonder if this is a deal the Tigers will regret at their leisure - Sanchez is below .500 in W/L for his career, although sabremetricians will quickly point out there are better measures of a pitcher's worth than W-L.  In any event, Ilitch gets a lot of credit for investing in his club and giving Dombrowski the ability to do deals like this.