Outfielder Justin Upton signed a six-year, $132.75 million contract with the Detroit Tigers subject to passing a physical.
Upton wanted at least a five year contract. Who could blame him? This is Upton's fourth team since the end of the 2012 season. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Upton as the first overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft. He would make the big club two years later when he was only 19. Upton would lead the D'Backs to the NL West title in 2011 and would finish fourth in NL MVP balloting. However, neither then D'Backs manager Kirk Gibson nor then D'Backs GM Kevin Towers liked Upton's approach to the game despite his MVP like numbers.