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Tigers Sign Craig Monroe, Avoid Arbitration

The Tigers signed outfielder Craig Monroe to a one year, $2.8 million deal. This was the Tigers’ sole remaining arbitration case so unless they sign a free agent, we pretty much know what they’re payroll is going to be next year (which I’ll look up and find for you).

Monroe’s one of those guys that I kind of wish we’d trade. He does well enough to ensure himself a starting outfield spot even though I think a guy like Curtis Granderson would be better out there if given a chance. And while Monroe did put up some solid traditional stats (20 homeruns, 89 RBIs), he has a career .313 OBP and his WHIP actually declined by over 50 points from 2004. So with that, I wouldn’t have minded the Tigers getting what they could for him before he has the one off year that causes his value to fall off of a cliff.

Since we have him though, hopefully he’s for real and we can expect 20-25 homeruns and 80-90 RBIs every year.

Crazy….well that’s Craig Monrooooooooe

So many pitches, but just one stroooooooke


It’s not too laaaaaate

To throw Craig, one right over the plaaaaaaate

Posted by Chris on February 7th, 2006 at 1:00 am

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