The latest Tigers info…
- The Tigers would like to add a leadoff hitter, but they're unsure free agent Coco Crisp is the right guy, tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. The 32-year-old posted one of the worst OBPs of his career in 2011, with a .314 mark.
- The Tigers aren't pursuing free agent starter Mark Buehrle right now, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. They're more likely to acquire a fifth starter type.
- The Tigers announced they've outrighted first baseman Ryan Strieby to Triple-A, leaving 39 players on the 40-man roster.
Statistically speaking, they should have Miguel Cabrera lead off.
I often look forward to innings that Cabrera leads off in. It’s so much nicer to have that leadoff guy on-base almost 50% of the time, than the automatic outs we had leading off the game most nights last year (Jackson and Kelly / Magglio).
They should have traded him while teams were semi-interested in him.
I imagine he’s talking about Strieby.
Do you mean Strieby? They’d have been lucky to get a jar of cold piss for Stieby.
considering talks between phillies and rollins failed, sign jimmy to bat lead off and move peralta to third.
Rollins wants a 5 year deal. Good luck with that.
yeh and with his age its not worth the risk
if not Reyes then definitely Rollins. If not Rollins then trade for a leadoff hitter, maybe Prado. Need someone to fill that role, move Jackson to the 9 hole
They don’t have the pieces to trade for Prado.
I still think CoCo would fit in good at the top of their lineup, even with that unusually low OBPs of his last year. he could easily bump that back up to his career number with detroit..
314 does seem suspiciously low for CoCo. I’m a fan of signing him anyway. Tigers were already 4th in the league in runs scored, and we desperately need to upgrade defensively. I like CoCo in left, plus anything to keep Delmon Young away from Jim Leyland is a bonus in my book.
there’s always Juan Pierre….hahahahaha
who the hell are we going to.get in a trade that is.better than Buerhle?
Austin Jackson is your future leadoff hitter now, at the time he might be too strikeout prone but he’s your future guy.
Detroit does need a leadoff hitter. So why not trade for two? Trade for Ichiro Suzuki, Chone Figgins, and 10MM cash from the Mariners for Delmon Young. That still frees up 10MM-16MM for the Mariners (depending on whether or not they tender a contract to Delmon Young). This extra 10MM saved could be all they need to land Prince Fielder, which would silence many of the fans that complain about trading the beloved fan-favorite Ichiro for no prospects. Ichiro deserves to play for a contender in the last year of his contract anyway, and with or without Fielder, that’s not happening in Seattle for at least one more season.
While Detroit lands two players that are on the decline, Ichiro and Figgins are 1 year and 2-year gambles respectively, that at the very least play improved defense at the two positions they are filling. Detroit, invests 16MM in these two players this season (less than what they would have had to pay Reyes alone), and 9MM (for just Figgins) next season. They were going to invest around 7MM in Delmon Young anyway. At the very least, Figgins is a solid platoon for Inge and Ichiro is about the same production wise as Delmon Young, with more speed and less homeruns, which is ultimately what fares better in Comerica.
Is there any evidence that Ichiro would waive his 10 and 5 rights and agree to such I deal? I really doubt it.
That’s a possible setback, however, I think for one year Ichiro would welcome the opportunity to play for a contender in possibly his last season in the MLB.
Can detroit get anybody thats a regular everyday player, it seems like a platoon at third and second, and were probally going to trade young for someone who can platoon in left with raburn. Anyone think raburn and inge are holding this team back from really competing for a world series, we need to make a splash.