Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will most certainly be one of the most sought after free agents this offseason commending would could be a $20 million dollar plus deal.
But could the Tigers be interested in taking on that kind of money?
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Tigers have reportedly expressed some interest thus far:
For Ellsbury to re-sign with the Red Sox, he would have to be willing to accept a five-year deal that likely would not surpass $100 million. The Mariners, Rangers, Yankees, Tigers, Giants, and Phillies seem to have some form of interest, but whether they go into the 6-8 year range at $20 million plus per season remains to be seen.
At this point the Tigers need a corner outfielder so it seems plausible that Dave Dombrowski would make a call to get a feel as to what Ellsbury would be asking for on the open market. However making the call and actually having genuine interest are two different things. The Tigers may have some interest but are more than likely not going any further than that considering the money and what they already have committed. Not to mention that Cabrera contract which is up in a couple of years.