Tigers Not Showing Interest In Pudge, Robertson

The Tigers are not showing interest in re-acquiring Ivan Rodriguez or Nate Robertson for the stretch run, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports

Tigers catchers have combined to post just a .564 OPS so far in 2010, but manager Jim Leyland told MLB.com’s Jason Beck and Alex DiFilippo that he will mix and match Gerald Laird and Alex Avila for now. There haven't been indications that the Nationals want to trade Pudge, who had a .673 OPS entering the day's action and continues to throw out 42% of would-be base stealers, even at 38.

The Marlins designated Robertson for assignment yesterday, after he allowed seven earned runs against the Rockies. There has been little reported interest in the 32-year-old, but I suggested earlier in the week that he could be a cheap, effective left-handed specialist, especially for a team that doesn't like the thin relief market. The Tigers are interested in relievers, but are apparently eyeing pitchers other than Robertson.

Morosi notes that the Tigers are not pursuing Ryan Theriot, but are keeping tabs on Brandon League, David Aardsma and other relievers.

21 Responses to Tigers Not Showing Interest In Pudge, Robertson Leave a Reply

  1. redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

    I think the reds should pick him up he could be a decent lefty specialist for them out of the bullpen and maybe even a spot starter if needed pick him up on a minor league and have him join izzy and springer even though nate dont have the STL pedigree but do it walt!

    • They have Aurthur Rhodes?

      • redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

        Sorry i didn’t mean to like, but they cant keep counting and the possibility of over using King Aurthur’s arm so it wouldn’t hurt to have another lefty

    • Devern Hansack 5 years ago

      Punctuation is your friend.

      • redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

        Yes, I’m sorry because your so perfect right?

        • chaifetz10 5 years ago

          He does have a point. Everyday punctuation can only help you make your point, remove confusion from your sentences, and help you collect your thoughts in a manor that allows others to understand what you’re thinking.

          Perfection has nothing to do with using correct grammar, it’s simple third grade English. Everyone will make spelling and grammatical mistakes…

          • redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

            Well i wasn’t exactly taking my time for punctuation, but i will make sure i watch my grammar

          • tersaw1 5 years ago

            As opposed to using the term manor (like house) instead of manner, which means in the way it happens…all you little english perfection nazi’s need to just zip it. If you dont like the post, dont read it…And yes, I know I am being hypocritical by responding to this post but in truth it really bugs me to see people in glass houses throwing stones.

  2. Devern Hansack 5 years ago

    I think that, in light of the Inge injury, the Tigers might want to make a deal with the Red Sox for Mike Lowell. They could trade Bonderman, who earns $12.5 million this year and cash, for Lowell, who makes $12 million. The trade would be a financial wash and a win-win for both clubs, as Lowell would take over third base rather than Kelly or Raburn, and Bonderman could slide into a Kyle Snyder type role for the Sox.

  3. jphenix2002 5 years ago

    This is the best post I’ve seen all day

  4. rottengazebo 5 years ago

    No way in hell Tigers trade Bonderman now. Their rotation is EXTREMELY thin. After Verlander, everyone else in the starting rotation is a question mark. They have Galaragga, Porcello, Scherzer, and Oliver after Verlander if Bonderman is gone. Galaragga is very inconsistent, same with Oliver. Porcello is having a terrible year, same with Scherzer. They need to ADD starting pitching.

    That being said, I think they should target Wigginton. He can play many positions and could take over as full time third baseman not only this season, but maybe next year too.

    • kmborek 5 years ago

      Scherzer had a terrible beginning of the year. But he went 7 scoreless against the hot hitting Rangers tonight, and is 5-1 with a 1.97 ERA over his last 7 starts, so I’d say he’s settled in as a more than solid #2 starter at this point.

      That being said, I agree any rotation with more than 2 of Porcello, Oliver and Galarraga (or more specifically a rotation with both Oliver and Galarraga) doesn’t make me very comfortable.

      • jphenix2002 5 years ago

        agreed. At best Galarraga is a fifth starter and Oliver is just not ready for the big-leagues. Detroit’s best hope is Porcello regaining some form and becoming a solid #3, with Bonderman being #4 and Galarraga 5 and pray that no injuries strike.

    • Please explain how Scherzer is having a terrible year.

      • rottengazebo 5 years ago

        He has been doing better than I thought, still a down for him though.

        • airohpue13 5 years ago

          A down for him!? Why does it seem like everyone talks about Scherzer like he’s 9-year vet? This is his second full big league season!

        • airohpue13 5 years ago

          A down for him!? Why does it seem like everyone talks about Scherzer like he’s 9-year vet? This is his second full big league season!

  5. aap212 5 years ago

    Dombrowski doesn’t want Robertson? But he’s only making the prorated minimum, since the Tigers are picking up the rest of his salary!

  6. j6takish 5 years ago

    Who said we were?

  7. fishfan4life 5 years ago

    The Tigers are still paying Nate his 10 mil salary anyways…

  8. verlander 5 years ago

    Pudge is old and Robertson is crap. No thanks.

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