This is Jeremy Bonderman. He's 23 years old, already has four seasons in the major leagues, and will be one of the premier righthanded starters for the next, oh, I don't know, DECADE.
What did my beloved Detroit Tigers do?
They locked him up for four years, $38 million. That's a shade under ten mil a year for a guy who wisest-of-wise veteran pitcher Curt Schilling once described as "the guy who I'd build a rotation around."
Lemme tell ya, when Bondo dominates, he friggin' SHUTS IT DOWN. Hitters look like they're swinging against Bugs Bunny-pitches. To wit, he threw 8 1/3 outstanding innings in the ALDS against the mighty Yankees to polish off the Bronx Bombers.
Wise move, Tigers. Very wise move.