The Tigers and Curtis Granderson have agreed to a five year deal worth 30.25 million dollars. This contract comes well deserved as Granderson hit .302 with 38 doubles, 23 home runs, 74 RBIs and 26 stolen bases in 158 games for the Tigers in 2007. It is obvious that the Tigers are trying to sign their young players long term so they can control the AL Central for the next several years to come. Signing Granderson long term was very important because the Tigers traded away all their center field options for the future. First came Gorkys Hernandez and then Cameron Maybin. Now, the Tigers can turn their attention to signing Miguel Cabrera long term.