Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie
That's a lot of cheese to pay a pitcher, but Detroit needed to keep JV in town, as you don't let players like him even come close to hitting the open market.
I'd love to see JV play his entire career in Detroit and this contract has an option year through the 2020 season.
I agree with this, but man I always grow weary of signing a pitcher to such a long contract at his age. He's thrown a LOT of innings, and look at Halladay, could be wearing down already.