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TigsTown Analysis: Avoiding Arbitration

Dombrowski made it a point to avoid arbitration

When the Tigers came to terms with Miguel Cabrera and Bobby Seay last week, they continued a streak of avoiding arbitration with any player – a streak that has lasted since Dave Dombrowski took over the organization. Is this practice planned, and a key to the Tigers success?

Over the past couple months, the Tigers have come to terms with every one of their arbitration-eligible players, including signing multi-year deals for both Dontrelle Willis and Nate Robertson. In addition, the Tigers are still optimistic that they'll be able to sign Miguel Cabrera to a long term contract, avoiding potential future arbitrations with him. Avoiding arbitration has obviously been a...

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