Via MLBTR, the Tigers will not pursue Cliff Lee or another high-end starting pitcher this winter. Obviously, one less suitor for Lee is good news for the Yankees.
The Tigers have a ton of money coming off the books after this season, just an absurd amount. My quick math has it at $78.975M before buyouts and arbitration raises, but still, that’s a ton. Of course they also have a lot of holes to fill, so they probably think they’re better off spreading the money around rather than unloading a third of it on one starter. Either way, sucks for them, yay for the Yanks.