Here are a few quotes that back up your theory that Bondo likes it right where he is.
mcqfesijiba wrote:Bonderman could have gambled that he stayed healthy long enough to be a FA and made a ton more money, but I'm guessing he likes it where he is.
For his part, Bonderman said he was very involved in the process. The idea of going on the market wasn't all that tempting, he added, if he could get the deal he wanted in Detroit.
"There's always the idea of free agency," he admitted, "but I love the guys here. I love the team. I love everything about playing for the Tigers right now. They're a great organization."
You also have to love the confidence Bonderman has in himself and his pitching!
"They gave me a good offer that will make my family comfortable," Bonderman told The Associated Press. "We had a lot of success this year and I get along with all the players and the coaching staff, so this wasn't that hard of a call for me."
"I just feel like every year I've gotten better,'' said Bonderman, who had a 14-8 record with a 4.08 ERA and 214 innings pitched, then pitched three outstanding games in the postseason. "It's about time that I need to take a big step forward, and put my name up with some of the big ones.
"I don't have any doubt in my mind that I can pitch as well as Johan, or as well as Oswalt.''