Tigers slugger Magglio Ordonez will be out for 6-8 weeks with a broken right ankle, according to Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse (via Twitter). The injury could prove to be costly for Ordonez as he needs 540 plate appearances or 135 starts in order for his 2011 option to vest.
Currently, the 36-year-old has 363 plate appearances and has started just 71 games. Based on the current prognosis, Ordonez could only hope to return to action in the first week of September.
Had his 2011 option with Detroit vested, Ordonez would have earned $15MM. This season, Ordonez has a slash line of .301/.375/.472 with 12 homers.
Jose Bautista makes sense for the Tigers. He can play 3B when Ordonez gets back.
lucky break for Detroit, literally.
I wouldn’t call it lucky. With Ordonez and Guillen getting hurt tonight, the tigers have to be seriously considering renaming their team the mudhens. I don’t see how they can possibly make enough moves now to be able to contend.
The Tigers can remain contenders. The red sox have been without their lead off hitter (Ellsbury), number 2 (Pedroia), and number 3 hitters (V-Mart), Center Fielder Cameron has been at half health all year, No major league catchers on the roster, plus the Ace (Beckett is just getting back as is 10 game winner Bucholz. All in all I think the Sox had about a dozen guys on the 25 on the DL.
Sox are starting to fail, but they held it together for a long time. Tigers can do the same.
The Tigers just lost one of their better hitters for at least six weeks.
tigers become sellers? or maybe they try to acquire bautista.
If the tigers were going to become sellers Ordonez would have been the main piece I could have seen them parting with. That coupled with the message it sends to the fans with the team giving up while still in the rac, will stop them from becoming sellers.
idk i doubt ordonez would have been moved because he has a ton of money coming his way(damn you boras) and not exactly the best defender.
also doesn’t he have a NTC? or a PNTC?
I think he does have an NTC, anyway the point is moot now.
I think it would be ridiculous for the Tigers to become sellers.
I agree. We don’t even have anything to sell off. They aren’t going to trade Miggy, Boesch, Ajax, JV, Scherzer, or Valverde. Guys like Bondo or Damon would have very little trade value anyways.
They’re still close enough in the division not to sell pieces off. Last night was a huge blow though, which will probably make the Tigers stand pat. That had a bunch of holes to fill before 2 starters went down last night. Now giving up parts of the future for one guy this year at the deadline wouldn’t make any sense.
//Last night was a huge blow though, which will probably make the Tigers stand pat.//
I don’t necessarily agree. Remember, this is Ilitch we’re talking about.
And I will continue to harp on Dan Haren until the cows come home.
Lilly, Fukudome/Byrd, and Theriot to Detroit. Lets go Hendry.
Dombrowski is dumb. But he’s not that dumb.
A man can dream, but in all seriousness, never gonna happen.
Crosby + turner + low level prspects for buck+ bautista?
Not a chance would the tigers do that one. They don’t even want to part with turner for haren.
So far this season Haren hasn’t been that good. A 4.5 era is not exactly impressive. That probably is asking too much but what if they included Downs?
Crosby is injured anyway so he’s not going anywhere.
Crosby is out for the season.
Bautista really makes perfect sense. Tigers have been said to be interested in some Jays relievers too, so maybe something there can work out.
Oh, right, and Buck.
So really, it’s safe to say the Jays and Tigers make a good fit and Detroit should just buy our entire team. =)
Turner will not be going in any deal for a Bautista. You’d need a piece like Haren to get that done (and the Tigers are reluctant to part with Turner for even him).
Take Frenchy off of the Mets hands for absolutely nothing, he should help out some for a month and at least can play good defense in RF, plus Mets happy to get someone to pay the remaining 5M owed for this year. Can always non tender him when the year is over so not to be stuck with having to pay him more next year, or find somebody cheaper.
article said 11 million… is there a 4 million $ buyout?? b/c that vesting option is for 15 mil… if the buyout is 4 millioin det. will prolly pick up the option.. not the right bussiness move.. but they will do it for PR purposes
Magglio Ordonez of
5 years/$75M (2005-09), plus 2010 & 2011 club options
signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/05
$6M signing bonus (due 11/05, not guaranteed)
05:$6M, 06:$15M, 07:$12M, 08:$15M, 09:$18M, 10:$18M club option ($3M buyout), 11:$15M club option (no buyout)
This really sucks for this year — although it does give them even more flexibility for 2011. Still, they can contend in 2010. Sure, the Tigers definitely need some lumber now (and they already did). But I will say that they don’t really need a strict OF, because they have Damon/Jackson/Boesch/Raburn already. What they need is a utility guy. Sucks that Callaspo went to the Angels — he would have been a really good fit. You could have put him at 3B, pushed Guillen to DH, and then just hoped for the best with Sizemore at 2B. So really, if they can just acquire a 3B who can replace Ordonez’s output, they should still be fine. Bautista would be a great fit, and I’d even see what it might take to get Figgins from Seattle after last night’s meltdown.
It’s a $15MM option in 2011.
Welcome to Detroit, Mr. Strieby.
Mr. Frazier is my guess.
Nope. They’ve already announced the moves. Larish and Rhymes.
I think this means Boesch will play RF full-time now.
More Raburn in the outfield….son of a…
Probably some combo of Raburn/Damon. 😐
good bye haren , you will see damon rumors by the end of the weekend. the tigers are done. too many holes to fill. they can come back in 2011 and be strong but they have to give up 2010.
//the tigers are done.
they have to give up 2010.//
No they don’t.
They’re still just 2.5 games out in a division where no one else seems to want to win. They may stay in it just by virtue of that.
Very true. I agree with this
Could this mean the Tigers aggressively pursue Jayson Werth in the offseason? Or do they try and bring back Ordonez for a reduced price? This calls for an even more interesting offseason for the Tigers next winter and it was already an interesting one. It’s also an extremely big blow for the Tigers this year, but I can’t see them becoming sellers after they’ve been in a buying position all season. Although at this point I could see them going after someone who is a rental now, and if they’re type-A or type-B, offer them the arbitration and take that risk and then take the draft picks, because they’ll have the salary to risk it. It’s going to be an interesting few months, that’s for sure.
Buster Olney just said the Tigers had scouts in Philly watching Jayson Werth and could pick up José Guillén if they assumed his contract (this seems to be speculation on Olney’s part). He said Dombrowski hasn’t thought about moves to replace Ordoñez yet.
I hope Ryan Strieby comes up from Toledo.
It won’t be Streiby. It’ll be Larish and Rhymes (for Guillén).
I mean, at least right now it won’t be Streiby.
What about Frazier? He has been the tigers best hitter in AAA all year.
I assume it’s Larish because he is a left-handed power hitting third baseman.
Just looked at frazier’s stats again. His on base percentage may have factored in. It’s only .318.
Yeah . . . That might’ve played into the decision too (Larish’s OBP is .373, FTR).
If they go after any outfielder (which may not happen due to in house talent) I would like to see them go after Carl Crawford. Werth is okay, but not great. Crawford can hit, run, and field.
I would LOVE to see them get Weth. An outfield of Werth, Boesch, and Ajax would be sick
Just announced on Jason Beck’s blog:
Tigers are recalling Jeff Larish and Will Rhymes for Ordoñez and Carlos Guillén. They’ll have to drop a couple players from the 40-man roster to bring them up.
Interesting moves, I hope Larish is ready to hit in the big leagues this time around.
jeez, the injuries are starting to really add up.
am I missing anyone? It’s hard to win a championship without those core players. Especially Zumaya and Ordonez..
Man the AL Central is losing a player a day.
Right now, I have:
Minnesota – Morneau and Hudson
White Sox – Peavy
Tigers – Zumaya, Inge, Ordoñez and Guillén.
Royals – DeJesus
Indians – Sizemore
Am I missing anyone?
this week…..can i have your autograph?
Just send me $25 and a SASE.