Tigers give Cabrera a massive extension, and it's a disastrous move

Friday March 28th, 2014
The Tigers gave Miguel Cabrera an eight-year, $248-million contract extension, and though he's one of the greats, it was a bad move.
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Years ago, Ilitch's general manager, Dave Dombrowski, would say that when you spend too much of your payroll on one player, it rarely works out. Dombrowski did not get dumber. He surely knows how risky this is. But Dombrowski has learned Ilitch will overpay for anybody he really wants, and he wants Cabrera more than anybody he has ever employed. The contract does not make sense because the player will get old. It happened because the owner already has.

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