Tigers Shopping Nate Robertson

The Detroit Tigers are looking for a suitor for Nate Robertson, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Morosi tweets that three different sources have told him the Tigers are shopping the left-hander.

Robertson is entering the last year of a three-year $21.25MM contract, and will earn $10MM this season. While the 32-year-old has struggled over the last few seasons, he posted a 3.84 ERA over 208.2 IP in 2006. It's possible that there are teams out there willing to roll the dice that Robertson could regain that form, but as Morosi suggests, the Tigers would have to take on a significant chunk of his 2010 salary.

In a second tweet, Morosi adds that the Tigers' willingness to move Robertson could be a good sign for Dontrelle Willis' big league prospects.

18 Responses to Tigers Shopping Nate Robertson Leave a Reply

  1. Guest 5 years ago

    Maybe this is the reliever the Red Sox have been looking for.

    • BentoBox 5 years ago

      The Red Sox already have a crapload of old, washed up pitchers. I guess Theo is looking to add to his collection again.

    • peterherman 5 years ago

      It would make sense as a bad contract swap with Lowell, I guess. Not sure what Detroit would do with Mikey. Bench? Part-time DH? 1B?

  2. icedrake523 5 years ago

    I’d take him over Oliver Perez.

  3. EvilEmpireMember 5 years ago

    Omar Minaya should be all over this.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      or from the way this day has gone, Theo Epstein should be on his way to Lakeland as we speak.

  4. MitchNYM 5 years ago

    If Detroit can pick up some of his contract , the Mets should look into this.

  5. tigers22 5 years ago

    Opening the door wide open for the Dtrain… scary and intriguing at the same time. I think they start him off in the rotation, but on a very very short leash

  6. quintjs 5 years ago

    Whats interesting when you have a look through his R/L splits is how he doesn’t have any.

    Yet in his good years, he killed LH hitters, but RH have consistency throughout his career hit him about the same from his good years to bad years. The difference is LH hitters.

    He might be worth a look because that is something you may be able to work with and fix.

  7. lefty58 5 years ago

    As crazy as this sounds, I think the Tigers could win the division this year. The Twins will be tough, but that’s it for the division, Chicago has a couple starters but the rest of the team is on par with the Nationals, Cleveland has a ton of young talent but looks a year or so away and the Royals are the Royals.
    I’m not a Tigers fan by any stretch, but they are not far from being really good and it just might jell a little early.

    • alphabet_soup5 5 years ago

      The Tigers have a ton of money coming off the books after this season. With the right signings, they could become the definite favorites in the Central next season.

  8. Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

    Sorry, nobody’s buying…

  9. Angels need a lefty out of the bullpen. They could pick him up and get rid of either Palmer or Stokes.

  10. HopefulMsFan 5 years ago


  11. valpohistory 5 years ago

    An above article has the D’backs looking for back of the rotation help, could make some sense if the Tigers kick in money

  12. valpohistory 5 years ago

    An above article has the D’backs looking for back of the rotation help, could make some sense if the Tigers kick in money

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