Why would the Detroit Tigers extend GM Al Avila with a year and a half left on his existing contract?
Why would they extend the contract of a GM who is 263-360 after almost four full years on the job?
Why would they extend the contract of a GM who’s current team is on pace to lose 100 games after losing 98 in the previous two years?
Why extend the contract of a GM who has built a largely unremarkable farm system over four years despite having high draft picks and having traded MVP-/Cy-Young-caliber assets?
Why was team president and CEO Christopher Ilitch not even present at the announcement?
Why would they choose not to disclose the terms of the extension?
Why would they choose to announce it on Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend?