After Tiger fans collectively moaned, following rookie closer Bruce Rondon being was sent down to Triple-A, the front office lifted the spirits of their fanbase once more. On the last day of Justin Verlander’s pledge to end negotiations for the season, the Tigers finally came to terms with their ace Verlander, in what is reported to be a five year extension, with his current contract running through 2014.
Sources: Justin Verlander can make $202m under terms of his new deal. He’ll get $180m over next seven seasons, plus vesting option of $22m.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) March 29, 2013
He immediately set to twitter, letting Tiger fans know the will see a world series in the very near future.
“I love this city & the fans -” Verlander said via his Twitter account, “couldn’t be more excited to spend my career here! We’re going to bring a World Series to Detroit!!!
Verlander had two years remaining on his previous contract, that would have payed him $20.1 million this season and in the 2014 season.
Verlander went 17-8 with a 2.64 ERA last season and finished second in the American League Cy Young Award voting. He won AL Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards following the 2011 season, when he went 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA. Verlander has also led the league in srikeouts the past two seasons, and three of the last four. He has been selected to the past four all-star games.