Poll: The Tigers’ Biggest Need

Brandon Inge will miss at least a month with a broken bone in his hand, so the left side of the Tigers' infield is looking a lot different than it did on Opening Day. Back on April 5th, Inge suited up alongside Adam Everett. The Tigers have since released Everett and have expressed interest in other shortstops. Now that Inge is hurt, the Tigers could call up Scott Sizemore (.905 OPS in Triple A), hope for continued production from Ramon Santiago and move the versatile Carlos Guillen to third, but it wouldn't be surprising to see them express interest in infielders.

The Tigers could also use help in the rotation (they've inquired on Ted Lilly) and in the bullpen (they're interested in relievers).

What is the Tigers' biggest need?

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21 Comments on "Poll: The Tigers’ Biggest Need"


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4 years 11 months ago

Tigers could put Sizemore at 2nd and Guillen’s corpse at 3rd for the time being. Shortstop and starting pitching are still the Tigers biggest needs, but the market for Shortstops is thin. Ted Lilly is an over price veteran who would only be a band aid for the Tigers woes. Waiting until next season when they have over 40 million coming off the books to make moves is wise, but will Detroit be an attractive alternative and can the Tigers spend wisely?

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4 years 11 months ago

I would love to see them add Lilly, and “losing” Inge is great, anyone they put in is gonna have a way better stick and dont give me Inge and his Defense. I’m so sick of hearing about him. If he would’ve taken a few days off last season instead of “toughing it out” an and being a “gamer” we would’ve easily made the playoffs.

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4 years 11 months ago

Guillen at 3rd would be awful as we have already seen…

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4 years 11 months ago

Guillen is awful at 2B. What’s your point?

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4 years 11 months ago

Tigers biggest need is still starting pitching.

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4 years 11 months ago

Rotation, rotation, rotation
The Tigers rank 11th to 13th in all major categories in starting pitching. The bullpen is around third in the major statistical categories. After Verlander, there ain’t much there.
Yes, they need to get a bona fide shortstop for a change, but dumping Everett helped there quite a bit. Inge was a bit above average in the field this year, whether it’s the knees or whatever, and below average at the plate for a third baseman.

This winter, they’ll need a new 3B, SS, starting pitcher, and a no. 2 hitter. Might as well start the shopping spree. $ 60 million, at least, coming off the payroll.