Fister stacks up well competitively, not financially

Detroit Tigers pitcher Doug Fister returns from the 15-day disabled list Monday. The Tigers lost 3-2 (Steven Bisig/US Presswire)

The $507,500 contract shouldn’t be satisfying enough for Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister next season.

Fister, who returned from the 15-day disabled list Monday, is making less money than a majority of the Tigers pitching staff.

He deserves better and should get it next season when his deal expires.

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Tigers sign Prince Fielder, nine years, $214 million

Welcome home, Prince Fielder.

Cecil Fielder’s son, Prince, will join the team his father hit 245 home runs and 758 RBI’s with.

The Detroit Tigers signed Prince to a nine-year, $214 million deal, Tuesday afternoon according to sources.

The Tigers were in search for a designated hitter after catcher/DH Victor Martinez tore his ACL in off-season workouts.

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Rumor: Tigers Interested in Jurrjens Comeback

Right-hander Jair Jurrjens finished 3-1 as a Tiger in 2007. Photo Credit: Dave Sandford/Getty Images

The Detroit Tigers are one of six teams that have expressed interest in Atlanta Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens according to

Jurrjens made his MLB debut as a Tiger in 2007, building up a 3-1 record over seven starts. He had a 4.70 ERA before being traded to Atlanta in a deal for shortstop Edgar Renteria.

Since being traded, the right-hander has put up dominant numbers. Jurrjens won 13 or more games in three of his four seasons with the Braves, including a 13-6 campaign last season in which he recorded a 2.96 ERA.

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