Detroit Tigers: Where's Pudge? With a very nice offer on the table from the Tigers, why hasn't he signed yet? So wonders Tom Gage in today's Detroit News. The Tigers have offered Ivan Rodriguez $40 million for four years according to an Associated Press report. That equals what he made last season in his one-year deal with the World Champion Marlins and represents a sizable gamble on a catcher who will be 35 in the final year of the contract. Is it too much? Perhaps it is -- in a vacuum. In the real world, the Tigers need this kind of shot in the arm. As Gage writes, "They can't win for losing if on the one hand they're criticized for not signing big-name players, then on the other they're ripped if they give sign one for supposedly too much."
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