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Verlander's deal a good prescription for Detroit

Updated: February 4, 2010, 7:14 PM ET
By Buster Olney
I was trying to think of other great right-handers similar in style and stuff to Justin Verlander, who is closing in on a five-year, $80 million deal with the Tigers. Verlander is tall and angular, so he really isn't like the diminutive Pedro Martinez, and he really has a very different repertoire (and command) than Greg Maddux, and he isn't a massive power guy like a Roger Clemens or Curt Schilling.

And then this name came to mind: Dwight Gooden.

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