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MLB Rumors: Did Detroit Tigers Overpay To Sign Torii Hunter?

MLB Rumors: Did Detroit Tigers Overpay To Sign Torii Hunter?

Hyped by on November 15, 2012 Website: www.hardballchat.com

The Detroit Tigers signed free agent outfielder Torii Hunter to a two year contract worth $26 million on Wednesday, filling the need for both a right handed bat and everyday right fielder. But did the Tigers overpay to sign Hunter, who will turn 38-years-old during the 2013 MLB season and is coming off of one of his worst seasons in terms of home run numbers?

Yes, Hunter made up for his 16 home runs by hitting a career high .313, but can Detroit count on Hunter to be that same player again for the next two years? Not only was his .313 batting average a career high, but it was the first time in his career that Hunter has ever hit better than .300 in his 14 year big league career. While he may be able to replicate those numbers again, the odds are against it happening.

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