Bonderman Not Expecting Return To Detroit

When free-agent-to-be Jeremy Bonderman was asked whether he believes he'll be a Detroit Tiger next season, his response was candid. "In all honesty, probably not," the right-hander told Tom Gage of The Detroit News (Twitter link).

Although Bonderman was drafted by the Athletics, he was soon traded to Detroit and has spent his last eight years with the Tigers. The 27-year-old told Gage earlier in the month that he'd like to stay with the club if they want to bring him back: "I love the team, love the guys, love the organization from the owner down. It's been a great place for me." His latest comments, however, indicate that either he doesn't feel the interest is mutual or he's still considering retirement, as he suggested in July.

Bonderman has made 28 starts for the Tigers in 2010, recording a 5.18 ERA to go along with 6.0 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9.


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25 Comments on "Bonderman Not Expecting Return To Detroit"


j6takish
4 years 11 months ago

meh

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

We talked about this last night…But the Tigers are definetly going to be extremely exciting this off-season. Imagine a rotation of Verlander, Scherzer, Porcello plus one or two solid additions…And if they could get either Weeks, Johnson, Reyes, Bartlett.

j6takish
4 years 11 months ago

Verlander and Scherzer are going to be sick next year for sure

4 years 11 months ago

Verlander is actually having another monster year this year, definetly worth that 5YR/75MM$ contract.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

Who would have thought an 18-8 record, an ERA in the low 3’s, and K/9 rate near 9 wouldn’t even rate discussion in the Cy Young race.

j6takish
4 years 11 months ago

Everyone was talking about how he’s having a downyear, but his peripherals aside from his unsustainable 11k/9 last season are nearly indentical.

j6takish
4 years 11 months ago

Everyone was talking about how he’s having a downyear, but his peripherals aside from his unsustainable 11k/9 last season are nearly indentical.

Tigerfan93
4 years 11 months ago

I’d rather see them make a play for Hanley Ramirez over Jose Reyes. Reyes has been way too injury prone over the past couple of seasons.

Pawsdeep
4 years 11 months ago

Ramirez could happen–DD loves cleaning house in the marlins organization and I’m sure they will keep peralta over Inge at 3rd. I expect the tigs to go and grab a SS, OF, and grab a starter or two and i would love to see Hanley in motown

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

0 chance Hanley gets traded.

rbeezy
4 years 11 months ago

never say 0

rbeezy
4 years 11 months ago

never say 0

Pawsdeep
4 years 11 months ago

I know its a long shot but i would have said 0% about Cabrera before it happened. The marlins are ALWAYS selling if the deals good.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

Not really. They have a new ballpark coming so it would be riduclous to trade your superstar at this time.

Pawsdeep
4 years 11 months ago

I know its a long shot but i would have said 0% about Cabrera before it happened. The marlins are ALWAYS selling if the deals good.

jphenix2002
4 years 11 months ago

You were great and we will miss you Bondo, but the time has come. It’s sad because this guy had promise as a power pitcher

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

Bonderman could be an interesting buy low option. But I don’t think he’ll ever reach that promise that scouts saw in him. Padres could be a could fit… then again every pitcher would probably be a good fit with them.

04Forever
4 years 11 months ago

Bonderman sounds like a Red Sox memeber next year. Maybe the sox next attempt to turn a starter into a reliever, i say its worth a try if Bonderman came cheap enough

Pawsdeep
4 years 11 months ago

I love bonderman and I love Inge, but resigning them makes no sense. The tigers have too much money to spend to be filling the rosters with players that don’t contribute. It will be a bittersweet off season for many of us who have loved this team for years.

baseballdude
4 years 11 months ago

yeah i cant want to see what the do

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 11 months ago

Someone should just convert Bonderman into a relief pitcher. Either that, or Dave Duncan could try to work with him.

Redbirds16
4 years 11 months ago

Was thinking the same thing, depending on his contract demands.

Redbirds16
4 years 11 months ago

Was thinking the same thing, depending on his contract demands.

4 years 11 months ago

bonderman is still young enough to show potential. I could see this guy and webb as options for the mets to bolster the rotation while santana heals up.

The_BiRDS
4 years 11 months ago

Bonderman To Sign With CardinalsYesterday we learned that Bonderman didn’t sound to enthusiastic about his return to Detroit for the 2011 season. Today however we hear from an inside source that Bonderman, like many, has always want to take the mound in St. Louis and has already made his decision to take a generous pay cut to be part of the team.”There an amazing organization.. I mean come on, its St. Louis. Baseball heaven! Ill play for free if I have to.. Ill do anything to be on the club because they have been the best team in the past decade and will continue to be for decades to come”Oddly enough Bonderman has made up his mind even before the 2010 season has ended and from what we understand, the list of MLB baseball players waiting in line to play for such a great organization is growing longer and longer by the day.