Tigers Talk: Rodney, Lyon, Polanco, Everett

The Tigers already removed Marcus Thames and Matt Treanor from the roster today, making both players free agents, and now Lynn Henning of The Detroit News has some more hot stove talk for us… 

  • GM Dave Dombrowski replied "Nothing hot and heavy" when asked if there was any trade dialogue ongoing.
  • The Tigers would "likely bite on an affordable two-year deal" for Fernando Rodney, but would probably not want to gamble on anything longer.
  • Brandon Lyon's agent, Barry Meister, emphasized that his client wants to know what his job description in 2010 will be ahead of time. The Tigers may not be willing to commit to him as closer, and Lyon knows that's where the money is.
  • Placido Polanco "has all but been consigned to free agency."
  • Henning thinks the "best bet" is that Adam Everett and the team agree to a "mutually pleasing" contract.
  • Detroit will make no effort to sign either Jarrod Washburn or Aubrey Huff. Washburn has already said that he isn't expecting to get an offer from his post-trade deadline employer.
  • The Tigers have already traded away their most expendable minor league arms, so they aren't blessed with much trade ammo.
  • John Lowe of The Detroit Free Press says the Tigers weren't involved in trade talks for J.J. Hardy. Brewers' GM Doug Melvin said he was looking for a centerfielder or cost efficient pitching, and he "did not see a match."
  • MLB.com's Jason Beck notes that the Tigers were deep in talks with the Mariners for Michigan native J.J. Putz last offseason, but they can now take him on as a "low-risk, high-reward signing" if they so choose.

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