Tigers Interested In Coco Crisp, Pitching

The Tigers are interested in free agent outfielder Coco Crisp, according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com (all Twitter links). The team has a projected outfield of Delmon Young, Austin Jackson and Brennan Boesch, but seems to be considering additions. 

The switch-hitting Crisp led the American League with 49 stolen bases in 2011, hitting .264/.314/.379 with 27 doubles as Oakland's center fielder. The Tigers could trade an outfielder, most likely Young, if they sign a free agent such as Crisp. The California native seems to prefer West Coast teams, but explained in September that he’s also looking to play on a winner and find a good "financial situation" for himself. The A’s remain interested in re-signing him.

The Tigers still want to round out their rotation with a starting pitcher and a trade is more likely than a signing, according to Knobler. The team, which announced its deal with Ramon Santiago earlier today, could still add another second baseman, Knobler writes. Alternatively, they could pair Santiago with utility player Ryan Raburn at second.


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26 Comments on "Tigers Interested In Coco Crisp, Pitching"


MattCMoore
3 years 8 months ago

Or Granderson lol. When he first came up he struck out alot and showed signs of power but didnt hit many homers. Possibly same thing with Austin. But I think he needs to scrap his whole approach and start over.

3 years 8 months ago

Naw, maybe Delmon and ____ for Prado or JJ

Tigers2012WS
3 years 8 months ago

And Daniel Fields Tigers #5 prospect.

FunkyTime
3 years 8 months ago

Considering what the Tigers got out of the 1 and 2 hole last year that sounds like a dream come true.

EpiphanyinBaltimore
3 years 8 months ago

Coco Crisp 2011: .264/.314/.379 ; Career: .275/.330/.406

AJax 2011: .249/.317/.374; Career: .271/.331/.387

Crisp steals more bases but also is going to insist on playing CF with any team he signs with. Not an upgrade unless we flip Delmon somewhere for a 3B.

Evan
3 years 8 months ago

then shift Ajax to right and Boesch to left?  That would be a really freakin nice outfield…lol

Tigers2012WS
3 years 8 months ago

Ajax to left more balls out that way.

Pawsdeep
3 years 8 months ago

And by left, you mean the entire left half of the outfield, correct?

Evan
3 years 8 months ago

then shift Ajax to right and Boesch to left?  That would be a really freakin nice outfield…lol

Evan
3 years 8 months ago

so they would make Jackson play left or right?

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

Center. He’s the best defensive center fielder in the game, in my oppion. He can cover unbelievable ground.

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

Center. He’s the best defensive center fielder in the game, in my oppion. He can cover unbelievable ground.

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

Center. He’s the best defensive center fielder in the game, in my oppion. He can cover unbelievable ground.

Evan
3 years 8 months ago

so they would make Jackson play left or right?

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

What’s with the question mark?

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

What’s with the question mark?

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

What’s with the question mark?

RationalSportsFan
3 years 8 months ago

Why not?  The Tigers would be MUCH better off with Coco in left than Delmon.  Delmon is basically a slightly above replacement level player when you account for his miserable fielding and baserunning.  Crisp, meanwhile is consistently a league-average starter.

tigers22
3 years 8 months ago

it might not be the most exciting signing, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea

mistermonkey
3 years 8 months ago

Totally agree. It’s all based on need. The Tigers have more of a need for a guy like Crisp right now — switch-hitting leadoff hitter type who can also play CF (I can’t even imagine what the Tigers would have to trot out there if Jackson got hurt). They both have rotten OBPs, sure, but Crisp would help more on defense and is less similar to other players on their roster (Young and Raburn are eerily similar, for example). But it might not be either/or — they could sign Crisp and still bring Young back. In fact, I wonder if the Crisp rumor indicates that they might be looking to trade Jackson in a blockbuster deal that would net them a 3B or 2B and/or LH starter? I wouldn’t love that, because I think Jackson defense outweighs his problems at the plate, but it would depend on what they’d get, obviously.

RationalSportsFan
3 years 8 months ago

Why not?  The Tigers would be MUCH better off with Coco in left than Delmon.  Delmon is basically a slightly above replacement level player when you account for his miserable fielding and baserunning.  Crisp, meanwhile is consistently a league-average starter.

Tigers2012WS
3 years 8 months ago

don’t forget that he has only had two years in the majors.
 

3 years 8 months ago

LOL…funny names…

ToledoFan
3 years 8 months ago

Lets not forget the Tigers trade of Doug Fister for Charlie Furbush.

Too bad Doug didn’t match up against Ramon Colon in the ALDS

Fister Vs Colon…

All Seattle needs is to face Kerry Wood.

Furbush Vs Wood.

ToledoFan
3 years 8 months ago

If DD goes out and gets Cespedes, I could see us moving Jackson for someone like Prado. Getting crisp for this year would be a nice security blanket while Cespedes tunes up in AAA.

That being said, I would love to have an OF of Boesch in left, JAckson in center, Cespedes in right.

To heck with who plays on the infield, a flyball might never hit the turf…

pjsportsdude85
3 years 8 months ago

This makes sense, we need a leadoff guy who has some speed.

Sign Crisp, stick him in LF,  Delmon Young must be traded, Trade him and a few Prospects to either Oakland for Gio Gonzalez (Who is a lefty) or Trade him to Atlanta for Prado and then sign Buehrle. Then sign A-Ram to a 3 year deal worth $41 Mil. And have the following batting Order:

1. Crisp- LF
2. Prado or Santiago- 2B
3. V-Mart- DH
4. Cabrera- 1B
5. Rameriz- 3B
6. Boesch- RF
7. Avila- C
8. Peralta- SS
9. Jackson- CF

1. Verlander
2. Fister
3. Gonzalez or Buehrle
4. Scherzer
5. Porcello.