Detroit, MI – Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to an $80 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Largest Deals Signed To Avoid Arbitration
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the deal had not been announced. The person said the contract could be completed as soon as Thursday.
Verlander won a career-high 19 games with a career-best 3.45 ERA last season. He is 65-43 with a 3.92 ERA in four full seasons with the Tigers.
ANAHEIM, CA – Ryan Whitney and Kyle Chipchura scored first-period goals, and the Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak at home to nine games with a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Wed Wings on Wednesday night.
Jonas Hiller made 46 saves after stopping 33 shots Monday in a 3-0 victory at Florida. Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Getzlaf added two assists for the Ducks, who can tie the franchise record for consecutive home wins Monday against Los Angeles.
LANSING, MI – About 400 people met outside the Michigan State Capital to protest at Governor Granholm's State of the State address.
Banners waved with messages to cut taxes, stop foreclosures and one said, "Don't Tax Me Bro." Wendy Day says the protesters message was clear - they want their government to listen to them. Day is part of the anti-tax tea party movement. She says the State of the State address is a rare opportunity for citizens to voice their concerns.