|Benoit might be Detroit's first |
free-agent fish in what should
be a large pond for them
The Detroit Tigers might have gotten their first signing of what should be a busy offseason for them, as they are close to a multi-year deal with top set-up man Joaquin Benoit. Benoit had one of the best seasons i've ever seen by a reliever, posting a 1.34 ERA and an absurd 11.2 K/9 in over 60 innings for the Tampa Bay Rays. Details of the deal are not yet known, but it'll be interesting to see how many years the 33-year old will get. Benoit had rotator cuff surgery and missed the 2009 season, so durability might be an issue.