Tigers 30/1 to win WS, sign Zimmermann
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Detroit Tigers and free agent pitcher Jordan Zimmermann have agreed to terms on a contract.
There were several reports over the weekend that talks between Zimmermann and the club were intensifying and apparently now the two sides have agreed to contract terms. The deal is believed to be worth five years and around $110 million. The 29-year-old finished with a 3.66 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 164 strikeouts over 201 2/3 innings last season with the Nationals.
With Zimmermann set to be in the rotation, the Tigers are 30/1 to win the 2016 World Series and 15/1 to win the AL pennant next season according to oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag. The Mets at 8/1 are the current favorites to win the World Series, followed by the Cubs, Astros and Dodgers at 10/1, respectively.
One other note: Detroit will not have to surrendered its first-round pick to sign Zimmermann, as the club’s first-rounder is protected. The Tigers will instead forfeit a second-rounder in the signing.