'I'm not mad but I'm pretty mad': Detroit Tigers fans like, but don't love, Javy Baez deal

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Detroit Tigers fans are torn.

They're mostly happy about the offseason so far, don't get me wrong, but some of them wanted different news than they got Tuesday.

If you don't follow our Evan Petzold, you may have missed that the Tigers signed All-Star shortstop Javier Baez.

The deal is for six years, about $140 million — fewer years and less money than Corey Seager's recently announced 10-year, $325 million deal — and has an opt-out clause.

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Baez hit 31 home runs with a .813 OPS last season for the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs. He's been called one of the best defenders, not just shortstops, in baseball and has made highlights for his baserunning.

But you're lucky if he takes more than one or two walks in a week's time and he's got a lot of confidence to swing.

The 1-A option at short for many Detroit fans was Carlos Correa, who's expected to command a price tage like Seager's, or even higher. That asking price was too high for the Tigers from go, it sounds like, and general manager Al Avila insinuated the team might look elsewhere.

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Instead of getting one World Series-winning shortstop, the Tigers get another.

How we feeling, Detroit?

Avila told you this was coming.

Guys, Javier Baez can be a bit maddening to watch every day (I've seen at least 1,000 of his ABs as a Cubs fan) but I assure you, he's better than what the Tigers had.

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