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"


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MattCMoore
3 years 7 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.

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3 years 7 months ago

Naw, maybe Delmon and ____ for Prado or JJ

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Tigers2012WS
3 years 7 months ago

And Daniel Fields Tigers #5 prospect.

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FunkyTime
3 years 7 months ago

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

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EpiphanyinBaltimore
3 years 7 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.

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Evan
3 years 7 months ago

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

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Tigers2012WS
3 years 7 months ago

Ajax to left more balls out that way.

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Pawsdeep
3 years 7 months ago

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

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Evan
3 years 7 months ago

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

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Evan
3 years 7 months ago

so they would make Jackson play left or right?

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JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

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

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JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

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

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JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

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