Miguel Cabrera's new contract, which is reportedly worth close to $300 million, should keep him with the Detroit Tigers for the rest of his career.
Most of the industry is shell-shocked and isn't sure how to react to this news. Here are my five key takeaways.
1. The timing is weird
If Cabrera happened to be a free agent this offseason, this is the kind of contract I would expect him to get. Problem is, he's not a free agent. In fact, he's under team control for two more years.