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Justin Verlander is as talented as any pitcher in the game. He's also as driven as any pitcher in the game. As one of his ex-teammates said when Verlander's contract negotiations were just getting going, "He wants a statue [at Comerica Park]." On Friday, Verlander signed a huge contract that will keep him with the Tigers at least through 2019. Someday, he'll get his statue.
 
 

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