$110MM and five years for Zimmermann

Wisconsin native Jordan Zimmermann and the Detroit Tigers agreed on a five year deal worth $110 million. With this deal the Tigers fill the void that was left when David Price was traded to Toronto.

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The 29 year old spent his entire MLB career with the Washington Nationals. In seven years he posted a career ERA of 3.32. His career K/BB ratio is 4.09 and he averages 7.42 Ks per nine innings.

Because Zimmermann rejected the qualifying offer that the Nats made him, it will cost the Tigers a draft pick. But the Tigers ninth pick in the 2016 draft is a protected one, so the Nationals need to be satisfied with Detroit’s pick in the second round.

Even though the Tigers have not confirmed the deal yet, it will be pending a physical, like all deals like this are.

The Tigers are wise not to give Zimmermann a 10 year deal, though the money that he gets is still an awful lot.

At least one Tiger was happy with the move:

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