Tigers Not Seeking Second Base Help

The Tigers aren't actively pursuing second base help, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). Members of the team's front office don't believe available infielders represent an upgrade over Danny Worth and Ramon Santiago. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com notes that the game's best second basemen aren't available in trades and reports that the Tigers would like to upgrade at the position if possible (Twitter link).

Tigers second basemen — Santiago, Worth, Ryan Raburn and Brandon Inge — have combined for a .178/.253/.252 batting line so far this year. The group's .504 OPS ranks last in the American League at second base and next-to-last in MLB (the Giants rank 30th). The Tigers released Inge earlier in the season and optioned Raburn to Triple-A this week.

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  1. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Boston fans take a good look at that Tigers combined line of offensive output for 2b and then look over Nick Punto’s for the season so far.. It’s FAR WORSE..

    .128/.263/.149 If Pedey is going to be out more than a few days? Punto’s contract had better get eaten and Iglesias called up if they refuse to DL him. Watching Punto attempt to hit is enough to make a maggot throw up.

  2. Running Scared 3 years ago

    shocker. DD silent on upcoming plans.

  3. $21621694 3 years ago

    Trade castellanos, crosby and turner for starlin castro, move peralta to 2b

    • No, no and no. Very foolish trade.

    • warispeace84 3 years ago

      Im sorry but that’s insane. 

    • WrigleyTerror37 3 years ago

       Cubs hangup and laugh in your face, Castro isnt leaving yet.
      But may i interest you in Darwin Barney? He gets on base, he can bring some average to the bottom of your lineup and wont cost much. or if you’d rather have Baker, or DeWitt be my guest

      • Pawsdeep 3 years ago

        Dangle turner castellanos and a couple more fringe guys and that would get serious talks started for about anyone, including Starlin

      • JerryTheScholar 3 years ago

        I wouldn’t mind Barney if we didn’t have to give up a ton. I kind of like him. He has a decent glove at least (based on UZR — I’ve never seen him really play so he may be limited in his range) and an alright OBP.

    • JerryTheScholar 3 years ago

      Why would we give up a potential ace, star player and a middle of the rotation guy for a player that has been a liability in the field before this year? His biggest asset is his speed — we don’t steal a lot and we have plenty who will hit doubles just from sheer power. I don’t like this at all.

  4. RockiesFan75 3 years ago

    I’m sure the Rockies would be glad to give up Scutaro for a mid-level prospect and a bag of balls.

    • FunkyTime 3 years ago

       As a Tigers fan I’d take him for a mid-level prospect and a bag of balls.

    • $21621694 3 years ago

      I wish we would have done this!

  5. Pawsdeep 3 years ago

    ‘Second half Raburn’ will be here soon enough. That’s why the organization isn’t worried.

    No one who could possibly be made available will put up the numbers he will over the second half. No rhyme or reason as to why it takes RR 175 AB’s(roughly) to get into his groove, but his first/second half splits are very real over a 3 year span. Soon he will post an OPS better than 1.000 for a month straight and faith will be restored in Motown.

  6. cookmeister 3 years ago

    i’ve always thought that Izturis would be a pretty good fit for Det

  7. LongGone6 3 years ago

     suffering the consequences of foolishly letting Polanco go, and not even offering arbitration when he was a free agent.

  8. Jamey Carrol for Josue Carreno

  9. Nicholas L 3 years ago

    I heard that yesterday too.
    We need 2B help. Any good FA’s?!? lol
    We got good #2 hitters, but our bottom of the lineup needs to be improved.
    I guess come Trade Deadline time, pitching will be everything we get this year.But you never know, DD has made some unexpecting moves. Suspense kills lol. SOMEBODY SOON! TIME IS RUNNING OUT DD!! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON? CHRISTMAS?

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