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UPDATE: Brad Penny agrees to a deal with the Tigers

Jan 11, 2011, 9:27 AM EDT

Brad Penny

UPDATE: Buster Olney reports that the deal is done. As Morosi reported, $3 million.  The incentives are richer than usual, however, amounting to another $3 million.

5:55 AM: Following up on last night’s reports from Brad Penny himself, Jon Paul Morosi says this morning that the Tigers and Brad Penny are on the verge of a one-year, $3 million deal. Morosi says there will be incentives too.  Worth noting that Morosi first connected Penny and the Tigers back in mid-December.

Seems like a good deal for Penny who, before an injury last season, had nine good starts. Remember: he started things off going was 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA last year. He says he’s getting in shape now, though, and if that makes a difference, he could be one of the better putative fifth starters around.

  1. kinggeorge96 - Jan 11, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    I assume this means, that by the time spring training rolls around, that he’ll be ‘in the best shape of his life?’

  2. phukyouk - Jan 11, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    there goes the AL Central. the others may as well not show up. i remember when the Sox signed him and Smoltz as “low risk high reward” and the EXACT opposite happened.

  3. Jonny 5 - Jan 11, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    I can’t explain it. But I’ve always had a soft spot for big chunky pitchers. Penny, Blanton, Moylan, Jenks. I always give them more slack than the guys that stay in shape. I don’t have a clue why that is either. While being relatively thin myself, I don’t understand my own bias in this case. I’ve heard people say Fat pitchers are just better.

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