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.
The Tigers are signing Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez to a 5-year, $77 million deal.— Doug Rush (@TheDougRush) November 15, 2021
Detroit makes the first splash of the winter.
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.
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.
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.