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Porcello getting a major league deal

The Tigers are reportedly on the verge of signing Rick Porcello to a major league contract worth $7.7 million.

As I said at draft time, the main problem with Porcello wasn't the money, it was his desire for a major league contract, since a major league deal means he has to stick for good at the major league level by age 22. As a point of reference, if Eric Hurley had signed a major league deal when he was drafted, he'd be out of options after this year and would have to stick on the major league roster from 2008 on.