Detroit Tigers: 4 reasons why the Jack Flaherty signing is terrible

The Jack Flaherty signing is awful. Here's why.

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3. There's much better use of $14 million

There's no question that Chris Ilitch has given Scott Harris a tight budget this offseason. It appears to have loosened up a little bit, but Harris still doesn't have a lot of money to work with.

Knowing that, he opts to use $14 million on a pitcher who's completely cooked. That's a complete waste of money.

He could have put that money toward a better pitcher like Shota Imanaga or Jordan Montgomery. Obviously there was no way they would have signed for one-year deals, but the Tigers have plenty of payroll room for years to come. They can afford a multi-year deal to one of those guys.

But no, Harris spent a huge chunk of his budget on a reclamation project that is likely beyond help. This is just not a smart use of resources. Harris has to be better than this.