D-Train to Stick Around Motown

Dontrelle Willis and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a $29 million, three-year deal Thursday, just two weeks after he was acquired in the biggest swap of this winter. And man, is he pumped.

"I'm so amped up about being here and knowing I'm going to stay here," Willis said.
The 2003 NL Rookie of the Year and 2005 runner-up for the NL Cy Young Award went 10-15 with a 5.17 ERA, starting a big league-high 35 games. The 25-year-old, two-time All-Star is a career 68-54 with a 3.78 ERA in 162 starts over five seasons.

Willis joins a terrifying rotation that already includes veteran hurler Kenny Rogers, and young talent in Justin Verlander, Jeremy Bonderman and Nate Robertson. As Tigers skipper Jim Leyland put it, whoever pitches each night is their #1. So, considering their potent batting order, be ready for total domination on both sides of the baseball in Detroit for 2008.

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Marea said...

I'm scared of the Tigers. I never would have said that a couple of years ago.
I just piddled a little.