Ken Rosenthal of SI.com is saying that the Tigers will probably move Nate Robertson this winter. He earns $7MM in '09 and $10MM in '10. I would also have no problem extending him an extra year at $13 to make it $10mil/yr for three years. Very reasonable and a nice bridge to the kids.
That seems like a small price to pay for a solid LH starter for the rotation.
He is 31 and has only 5 years of experience. He is averaging the following per season and is pretty consistent:
30 starts, 200 IP, 200 H, 111 R, 27 HR, 66 BB, 132 K
His GB/FB ratio has gone the wrong way each season, but he would seem to have some good years left on his arm. So why not try to acquire him for a catcher and another prospect.
Also: if the Dodgers were to buy out Brad Penny, I wouldn't mind taking a flyer on him for next year with a one year $8 million deal with an option for another year at $12 million. Would be a great risk if he can prove he can stay healthy.