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2006 DETROIT TIGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Detroit,MI
Team Record:  95-67   .586
Result:   2nd in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Jim Leyland
General Manager:   Dave Dombrowski
Stadium:  Comerica Park
Attendance:  2,595,937
Payroll:  $82,612,866
Playoffs:  Lost World Series (Cardinals)

Detroit Tigers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Kenny Rogers (41)
Youngest Player:  Andrew Miller (21)
Longest Tenure:  Brandon Inge (6)
Top Hitter:  Carlos Guillen (18)
Top Pitcher:  Jeremy Bonderman (8)
Top Draft Pick:  Andrew Miller (#6)

Roster Continuity:  63.48%
Top Prospect:   Justin Verlander
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Minnesota9666.593--
Detroit9567.5861.0
Chi White Sox9072.5566.0
Cleveland7884.48118.0
KC Royals62100.38334.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Jeremy BondermanDetroit Tigers200620061$ 2,300,000 
Sean CaseyCincinnati Reds200620061$ 8,500,000 Option year of prior contract
Brent ClevlenDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 
Roman ColonDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 
Chad DurbinDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 Contract purchased from minors
Alexis GomezDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 Minor League Contract
Curtis GrandersonDetroit Tigers200620061$ 335,000 
Jason GrilliDetroit Tigers200620061$ 350,000 
Carlos GuillenDetroit Tigers200520073$ 14,000,000$ 4.67mContract extension signed during previous contract
Jack HannahanDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 Contract purchased from minors
Kevin HooperDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 Minor league contract
Omar InfanteDetroit Tigers200620061$ 385,000 
Brandon IngeDetroit Tigers200620061$ 3,000,000 
Todd JonesDetroit Tigers200620072$ 11,000,000$ 5.50m
Wil LedezmaDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 
Colby LewisDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 
Mike MarothDetroit Tigers200620072$ 5,250,000$ 2.63m
Andrew MillerDetroit Tigers200620094$ 5,400,000$ 1.35m
Zach MinerDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 Contract purchased from minors
Craig MonroeDetroit Tigers200620061$ 2,800,000 avoided arbitration
Magglio OrdonezDetroit Tigers200520095$ 75,000,000$ 15.00mClub options for 2010 and 2011
Neifi PerezChicago Cubs200620072$ 5,000,000$ 2.50m
Placido PolancoDetroit Tigers200620094$ 18,400,000$ 4.60m
Mike RabeloDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 Contract purchased from minors
Nate RobertsonDetroit Tigers200620061$ 403,000 
Fernando RodneyDetroit Tigers200620061$ 385,000 
Ivan RodriguezDetroit Tigers200420074$ 40,000,000$ 10.00mClub option for 2008
Kenny RogersDetroit Tigers200620072$ 16,000,000$ 8.00m
Ramon SantiagoDetroit Tigers200620061$ 375,000 Contract purchased from minors
Bobby SeayDetroit Tigers200620061$ 375,000 Minor league contract
Chris SheltonDetroit Tigers200620061$ 365,000 
Chris SpurlingDetroit Tigers200620061$ 725,000 
Matt StairsKansas City Royals200620061$ 1,350,000 Contract extension signed at end of 2005 season
Jordan TataDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 
Marcus ThamesDetroit Tigers200620061$ 342,000 
Justin VerlanderDetroit Tigers200520095$ 4,450,000$ 0.89mVoided last year of contract because he was eligible for arbitration.
Jamie WalkerDetroit Tigers200620061$ 1,250,000 Option exercised
Vance WilsonDetroit Tigers200620061$ 750,000 
Dmitri YoungDetroit Tigers200620061$ 8,000,000 Option year from previous contract
Joel ZumayaDetroit Tigers200620061$ 327,000 



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