Re: Tigers and Cabrera agree to $152.3 million, 8-year deal
I think that's a great deal for both sides. Easily he could have gone on the free agent market and gotten what ARod did. Instead he gives himself some security, and gives the Tigers a proven young player for years to come. By the time this contract's up, the money he's getting will likely be a bargain for Detroit. Great deal.
If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.