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Eduardo Rodriguez signing with the Tigers; setting up for Carlos Correa deal?

Written by Doug Rush

Eduardo Rodriguez signing with the Tigers; setting up for Carlos Correa deal?

On Monday, one of the first free agent domino’s fell off the board.

The Detroit Tigers signed left-handed starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez to a five-year, $77 million deal.

Earlier in the off-season, the Tigers also made one of the first trades when they acquired Tucker Barnhart from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Tigers were expected to spend heavily this winter and these moves could be a prelude to an even bigger signing; one that many have predicted for the Tigers.

Carlos Correa.

Of course, no deal has been announced, but these moves being made by Detroit have you wondering if they’re getting warmed up and ready for Correa.

MLB Trade Rumors predicted Correa going to Detroit. Ken Davidoff of the New York Post also predicted Correa going to the Tigers too.

While the New York Yankees are in on Correa, many think they’ll land Corey Seager instead, and some reports indicate that the Yankees prefer Seager to Correa anyway.

But with Detroit landing a starter and a catcher, all eyes could be on them to sign one of the top free agent shortstops available and particularly, Correa.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.