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2008 DETROIT TIGERS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Detroit,MI
Team Record:  74-88   .457
Result:   5th in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Jim Leyland
General Manager:   Dave Dombrowski
Stadium:  Comerica Park
Attendance:  3,202,654
Payroll:  $137,685,196
Playoffs: Season in progress

Detroit Tigers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Kenny Rogers (43)
Youngest Player:  Joel Zumaya (23)
Longest Tenure:  Brandon Inge (8)
Top Hitter:  Miguel Cabrera (10)
Top Pitcher:  Justin Verlander (21)
Top Draft Pick:  Ryan Perry (#21)

Roster Continuity:  70.22%
Top Prospect:   Rick Porcello
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Chi White Sox8974.546--
Minnesota8875.5401.0
Cleveland8181.5007.5
KC Royals7587.46313.5
Detroit7488.45714.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Denny BautistaPittsburgh Pirates200820081$ 400,000 Minor league contract
Yorman BazardoDetroit Tigers200820081$ 395,000 
Francis BeltranDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Minor League Contract
Jeremy BondermanDetroit Tigers200720104$ 38,000,000$ 9.50mavoided arbitration
Eddie BonineDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Contract Purchased from Minors
Miguel CabreraDetroit Tigers200820158$ 152,300,003$ 19.04mExtension Replaced previous deal, avoided arbitration
Brent ClevlenDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 
Francisco CrucetaDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 
Freddy DolsiDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Kyle FarnsworthNew York Yankees200620083$ 17,000,000$ 5.67m$1.5m signing bonus
Casey FossumDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Minor League Contract
Armando GalarragaDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 
Freddy GarciaDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Minor League Contract
Gary GloverDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Minor League Contract
Curtis GrandersonDetroit Tigers200820125$ 30,250,000$ 6.05mClub option for 2013 ($13m)
Jason GrilliDetroit Tigers200820081$ 420,000 
Carlos GuillenDetroit Tigers200820114$ 48,000,000$ 12.00m
Mike HessmanDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Michael HollimonDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 
Brandon IngeDetroit Tigers200720104$ 24,000,000$ 6.00mAvoided arbitration
Jacque JonesChicago Cubs200620083$ 16,000,000$ 5.33m$4m signing bonus
Todd JonesDetroit Tigers200820081$ 7,000,000 
Matt JoyceDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Chris LambertDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Jeff LarishDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Aquilino LopezDetroit Tigers200820081$ 420,000 Minor league contract
Zach MinerDetroit Tigers200820081$ 410,000 
Magglio OrdonezDetroit Tigers200520095$ 75,000,000$ 15.00mClub options for 2010 and 2011
Placido PolancoDetroit Tigers200620094$ 18,400,000$ 4.60m
Ryan RaburnDetroit Tigers200820081$ 396,000 
Clay RapadaDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 
Edgar RenteriaBoston Red Sox200520084$ 40,000,000$ 10.00mClub option for 2009
Nate RobertsonDetroit Tigers200820103$ 21,250,000$ 7.08mAvoided arbitration
Fernando RodneyDetroit Tigers200720082$ 2,700,000$ 1.35mAvoided arbitration. Replaced 1-year deal signed earlier in the month
Ivan RodriguezDetroit Tigers200820081$ 13,000,000 Option exercised. From 2004 contract.
Kenny RogersDetroit Tigers200820081$ 8,000,000 
Dusty RyanDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Ramon SantiagoDetroit Tigers200820081$ 575,000 Avoided arbitration
Dane SardinhaDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Minor league contract
Bobby SeayDetroit Tigers200820081$ 780,000 Avoided arbitration
Gary SheffieldDetroit Tigers200820092$ 28,000,000$ 14.00m
Marcus ThamesDetroit Tigers200820081$ 1,275,000 Avoided arbitration
Clete ThomasDetroit Tigers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Justin VerlanderDetroit Tigers200520095$ 4,450,000$ 0.89mVoided last year of contract because he was eligible for arbitration.
Dontrelle WillisDetroit Tigers200820103$ 29,000,000$ 9.67mAvoided arbitration
Joel ZumayaDetroit Tigers200820081$ 420,000 



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