How were the details of Miguel Cabrera’s first contract with the Detroit Tigers?

One of the news bombs that occurred before the 2008 season of the MLB, was the change that brought Miguel Cabrera to the Detroit Tigers from the Florida Marlins (currently called Miami) in which a large number of players were involved.

Arriving in the ranks of the Bengalis, “Miggy” He came from placing good numbers during each of the campaigns in which he was with the whole of the East Division of the National League. In those years, four All-Star Game selections, two Silver Bats and five MVP nominations stood out in which he managed to place in two of them among the first five candidates.

Upon his arrival in Detroit, management immediately offered him a lucrative 8-year, $ 152.3 million agreement until the 2015 season, which would give him a salary well above the $ 7.4 million he earned in 2007 with the Marlins.

In 2008 Cabrera He earned a salary of $ 11.3 million, according to data provided by the specialized site Spotrac. The following year it increased to $ 15 million and it experienced a further increase of $ 20 million for the 2010 and 2011 races.

Between 2012 and 2013, the Venezuelan already had a salary of $ 21 million for playing with the Tigers in the Major Leagues, earnings that again rose in the last two years of that first agreement to $ 22 million for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, That would cause a new extension with which it will possibly close its cycle in Detroit in 2023.