Wojo: Tigers finally get their star shortstop, at a price worth paying

Bob Wojnowski
The Detroit News

Detroit — The Tigers weren’t kidding when they said they’d be aggressive this offseason. They also weren’t kidding when Al Avila said he would avoid the “drunken sailor” approach to spending.

The sobering reality for some is, the Tigers didn’t land the biggest free-agent shortstop prize. The important reality is, they got much, much better for much, much less cost Tuesday by signing Javier Báez, who’s dynamic in the field and has pop in the bat.

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