According to Jon Paul Morosi, Dave Dombrowski will pursue a left-handed hitter for the Tigers this winter.
Morosi likes the idea of trading for Seattle’s Raul Ibanez and putting him in left field. Ibanez makes $5.5MM in ’08 in the last year of his deal. He hit .291/.351/.480 this year, and is a minus on defense. Morosi thinks the Ms would ask for a big league starter or two (Nate Robertson?), but the folks at U.S.S. Mariner would settle for less.
The Tigers had a very good offense this year, but want a left-handed hitter anyway. More runs are always good, I guess. They may have openings at left field, shortstop, third base, and catcher. Besides Ibanez, who might be available to fit the bill?
Ken Griffey Jr., Jorge Posada, Milton Bradley, Ryan Church, Luis Gonzalez, Barry Bonds, Matt Stairs, Luke Scott, Chris Duncan, Mike Lamb, Chad Tracy, Cliff Floyd, Geoff Jenkins, Brad Wilkerson, and Shawn Green come to mind. Of course Bonds has already been ruled out. Who do you like out of this group? Any candidates missing?