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I would expect DD to at least get an idea of Verlander and Jackson's future salary expectations, it would be prudent at this point.

I would also expect him to at least listen or assess the trade value of Granderson and Jackson.

The roster needs to somehow get cheaper, younger and more athletic.I am sure there is a lot of praying for a return to form for any of these pitchers Bonderman/Galaragga/Robertson 2 out of three would be miraculous.

The problem is the Tigers do not have a lot contracts that are marketable.

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I don't think I'd make any changes.

Wow, cause that makes so much sense. The offense alone needs major changes!

1B: Cabrera .. he's your centerpiece, and someone you are supposed to build an offense around... Have they? Lets see...

2B: Polanco .. an aging hitter, someone who will never be as good as he once was, and someone we should no doubt let walk in favor of youth/Sizemore.

SS: Everett/Santiago .. defense is nice, but there is such a thing as someone that can play defense just as well as these two, but actually be able to hit.

3B: Inge .. he had a nice first half, and only because we have so many other glaring holes, he comes back by default...

LF: Guillen .. let me say this: STOP WITH THE F'N SLIDE CATCH, it cost us way too many runs, and, frankly, I'd love to try and move/dump this guy.

CF: Granderson .. see Inge, but would listen to offers...

RF: Ordonez .. he's coming back because of --> $$$, and that might not be a bad thing... And if he hits like he did in the 2nd half, his trade value rises.

C: Laird .. dude, he's gone... Let the Alex Avila era begin!

DH: Thames - lol, dude .. sorry, but I had to say his name only because I wanted to say how much I can't stand him, and can't wait for him to be gone.

THE BENCH: Clete Thomas and Ryan Raburn are both nice players, but I don't see either one of them being answers for this club.

Do you honestly think Miguel Cabrera can get protection from anyone mentioned above?

This is how I would love to see things shake out.

1B: Miguel Cabrera

2B: SCOTT SIZEMORE (via farm system)

SS: Ramon Santiago/Cale Iorg

3B: Brandon Inge

LF: CARL CRAWFORD (via trade)

CF: Curtis Granderson

RF: FREE AGENT: Bobby Abreu, Jermaine Dye, or Vladimir Guerrero (2 or 3 year deal)

DH: Magglio Ordonez

That gives you a batting order of:

1. Alex Avila .. yes, I'd bat him lead-off

2. Carl Crawford

3. NEW RF

4. Miguel Cabrera

5. Curtis Granderson

6. Magglio Ordonez

7. Scott Sizemore

8. Ramon Santiago/Cale Iorg

9. Brandon Inge

RELEASE/TRADE: Guillen and Thames

This is pretty simple ... use Edwin Jackson and/or Ryan Perry to get us a new LF, and I am just saying Crawford -- mostly because he'd be a perfect fit. I like the idea of signing any of those three RFs to a high contract money wise, but a low year side contract, maybe 3 yrs. with a club option for a 4th. I think you can wait on these guys.

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Starting pitchers

Brandon Backe (32)

Miguel Batista (39)

Erik Bedard (31)

Kris Benson (34)

Daniel Cabrera (29)

Chris Capuano (31)

Aroldis Chapman (22)

Bartolo Colon (37)

Jose Contreras (38)

Doug Davis (34)

Justin Duchscherer (32)

Adam Eaton (32)

Shawn Estes (37)

Josh Fogg (33)

Jon Garland (30) - $10MM mutual option with $2.5MM or $1MM buyout

Tom Glavine (44)

Mike Hampton (37)

Rich Harden (28)

Mark Hendrickson (36)

Livan Hernandez (35)

Tim Hudson (34) - $12MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout

Jason Jennings (31)

Jason Johnson (36)

Randy Johnson (46)

John Lackey (31)

Cliff Lee (31) - $8MM club option with a $1MM buyout

Braden Looper (35) - $6.5MM mutual option with possible buyout

Rodrigo Lopez (34)

Jason Marquis (31)

Brian Moehler (38) - mutual option

Brett Myers (29)

Vicente Padilla (32)

Chan Ho Park (37)

John Parrish (32)

Carl Pavano (34)

Brad Penny (32)

Odalis Perez (33)

Andy Pettitte (38)

Joel Pineiro (31)

Sidney Ponson (33)

Mark Prior (28)

Horacio Ramirez (30)

Jason Schmidt (37)

Ben Sheets (31)

John Smoltz (43)

Brett Tomko (37)

Tim Wakefield (43) - perpetual $4MM club option

Jarrod Washburn (35)

Brandon Webb (31) - $8.5MM club option with a $2MM buyout

Todd Wellemeyer (31)

Kip Wells (33)

Randy Wolf (33)

That is the list of free agent SPs, and there are some decent gambles in there. The Tigers need to look at this, there isn't another Porcello in the farm system.

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The season just ended but my first "rough draft ":

1. Release Willis- no more experimenting and hoping please.

2. New hitting coach and manager.

3. Emphasize speed.

4. Sizemore at 2nd

5. Try to sign chone figgens from Angels for centerfield and lead off.

6. Move Granderson to LF and down in the order.

7. resign Lyon and Everett.

8. Platoon Avilia and Laird.

9. Guillen to DH.

10. Bench of Thomas and Raburn . No Thames

11. Maggs RF

12. Pitching =Verlander, Porcello, Jackson. Bonine, Bonderman, Miner, Gallaragha, Robertson fight for 4th and 5th spots.

13. Lineup Figgens, Sizemore, Grandy, Cabbs, Maggs, Guillen, Inge, Avila-Laird, Everett-santiago...

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Okay, I see a bunch of people talking about who needs to go. Let's approach this like someone running the team should. This is what I would do if were were GM:

1. Offer Placido Polanco arbitration.

- Regardless of whether he's a type A or Type B, Polanco is worth bringing back on a one-year pact. Sure, I'm displeased with his lack of ability to turn the double play tonight that probably should have been made, but he was solid down the stretch and is worth a short turn commitment.

1a. Second base - part deux

- If Polanco were to leave, I think you have to give Sizemore a shot. Santiago also figures into this equation, but I'll get to this in a second.

2. Offer Rodney arbitration and let him sign else where.

- Rodney will likely get a two-year contract somewhere, but it should not come from the Tigers organization. He was solid in save situations this year, but he's not worth more than what he'd get in arbitration. He's proof that the closers role can be filled by anyone with a decent amount of talent.

3. Fill the hole at shortstop

- Everett and Santiago were not awful this season, but the team needs to upgrade here while not complete sacrificing defense. I'm not sure who the answer is here, but I would not be opposed to signing a veteran like Orlando Cabrera. Say what you will about him, but the guy has been on winning teams and seems to come up big when it counts.

4. Make a decision on left-field and stick with it.

- Again, bring me some more offense. I don't care if it's a strict platoon or an everyday guy. Either way, this team has to find a left-fielder who's going to get on-base and play decent defense. Guillen should spend most of next season at DH, and I don't think we have the answer to left field quite yet. Raburn and Thomas are both nice players, but I don't find either to be the short or long-term answer to our problems in left field.

5. Add two starting pitchers

- Yes, we have Bonderman and Robertson signed. Throw Galaragga in there as a question mark. This isn't depth, but rather fallback options that are no sure thing. We cannot find ourselves relying on Eddie Bonine in September again. The Tigers win because of pitching, and they need to solidify the rotation. They do not have to go out there and sign or acquire a top-of-the-line guy, but they do need to find one solid guy and a good gamble. You're much better off having seven or eight guys competing for rotation sports than not having the depth. To end this, I want to note Dontrelle Willis should never be counted on again to contribute. Ever.

6. Sign two relievers. One left-handed specialist, one set-up guy.

- Bobby Seay's health concerns me. The Tigers cannot rely on him going into next year to be their second LOOGY (yes, I said second because Ni is a solid number one). Next on the docket is the set-up role. I'm fairly confident Perry will be ready to contribute at a higher level in 2010, but having another guy to pitch in important situations is crucial. You cannot rely on our farm system and washed-up vets on minor league deals. Do not overpay, but find a solid one-to-two year deal for a middle reliever with a good ratio of walks-to-hits.

7. Decide if Brandon Lyon is worth re-signing as our closer.

- The previous bullet point was written under the assumption that Lyon will be back. I'm not in favor or against this option. However, the Tigers must decide whether he's worth the contract he'll request. If not, you should not overpay for a closer, but rather rely on signing another middle reliever and letting them battle for the closer's role. The Mets proved signing top-notch closers to long-term deals isn't worth it.

8. Find a qualified hitting instructor.

- This is the most obvious point I've brought to your attention. All one has to do is bring up certain names: Granderson, Ordonez, Laird, Polanco. Several players had below-average years at the plate, and it's not a coincidence. McClendon may be a good guy, but he's not qualified to be this team's hitting coach. Perhaps Leon Durham finally gets the call. If not, you have to make an aggressive play for someone with a proven track record.

9. Commit to platooning Granderson.

- He cannot hit left-handed pitching. I do not need a further explanation. Find someone who is solid with the glove and hits lefties. Next.

10. Give Justin Verlander a long-term contract.

- This is the first time I have ever been in favor of signing Verlander long-term. For that, I'm in the minority. However, he finally convinced me that he has elevated his game this season and is the ace of this franchise. There is no one on this roster I'd rather have throwing a big game than Verlander.

If this is what you write when you're emotional and have clouded judgment, then things are very good. This is a great post. I disagree with elements of it, but overall its sound.

My critiques:

RE: #3, I wanted the Tigers to sign Cabrera this past off-season, and now I'm glad that we didn't. He's going to be a year older next year too. They said something on the broadcast that I didn't know today, which is that he's been playing with bad hamstrings all year.......but at his age I wonder how quickly he can recover/how much that will recur. I do agree that they should find a way to turn the Everett/Santiago tandem into a single player. I'm for Marco Scutaro......who is also old.........But one of my big worries with him is that he's coming off of a career year and therefore the Tigers might end up paying him more than he's worth. Still, I'd place the call just to see what he wants. A 2 yr. deal with a club option for a third year is something I'd do for him. Even in a normal year for him he's a vast improvement over what we've had this year. I worry about the durability of players that age though. Especially middle infielders.

RE: #9, I'm not convinced that its time to platoon Granderson just yet.....although I'm close enough to convinced that I'd be hope the Tigers can find some AAA guy or other such young player who specializes in hitting lefties but might have other holes in his game that can play Center. That's alot to ask for, and I'm not even sure such a player exists, but thats why the front office gets their pay and I don't. I'd like them to have such a player in case next year starts off the same way for Granderson. I was one of the most vocal critics of Leyland's allowing him to bat against LHP in late game situations this year --- In fact, it might've been my #1 issue with Leyland in this particular baseball season --- But after watching Granderson improve in this phase of his game for both the '07 and '08 seasons, I'm not willing to throw in the towel just yet after a bad '09. Lets see how he hits lefties in the first two months of '10 and then revisit the issue. In the meantime, I'd say lets make sure we have a player ready who can immediately step into that platoon role (now that I think about it, can Wilkin play Center, or is he just a corner outfielder?).

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I'm asking Santa for a good leadoff hitter.

Other than that, I like this team and this manager.

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You people are a bunch of sh** heads for knocking Leyland. Yes, he makes some stupid moves, but he's one of the best managers in the game. They needs a few changes, but not many. Rodney lost the game, but this game should have been over before the 12th.

(1) Pick up shortstop that can hit

(2) bring Polanco back.

(3) Let Huff and Washburn go

(4) add some speed to a club that needs it

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I think Leyland had a brilliant year; yes I disagreed with some things last night but many of them at the time ended up working well (Don Kelly's hit, Santiago's bunt single come to mind). The 'fire Dombrowski' stuff - well I can't even comment on that other than to say he's been a GREAT GM in my opinion.

I pretty much agree with Pyrotigers on the rest. Assuming limited payroll flexibilty and the crop of FA's out there I think any splash will have to be made thru trade which I don't expect. I think Carl Crawford would be ideal but the trade would have to include Crosby, Turner (as a PTBNL), and Garcia/Strieby if I were the Rays.

Basically, I hope they:

* Platoon Avila & Laird at C.

* Spend a LOTTA time with Raburn in spring in the OF (remember he has spent the vast majoriy of his career in the IF)

* Sign a cheap FA starting pitcher to add to the mix of Bondo, Robertson, Bonine, Galarraga for the 4/5 spot competition.

* Resign 1 of Rodney/Lyon assuming reasonable 2 yr deals (offer both arbitration)

* Offer Polanco arbitration & hope he takes it (if not than Sizemore)

* Resign Everett of cheap FA alternative at SS

Basically, I think the Tigers offense will improve next year with the current roster. Call me crazy but I think we'll see more production out of Granderson, Ordonez, & Guillen (or at least 2 of the 3) plus Avila & Raburn showed this year that they can be decent offensive players in my opinion and will receive more playing time.

My bigger concern is pitching staying at a high level. Verlander, Jackson, & Porcello had large work loads based on their individual histories & good years - it worries me that this can be expected again. In addition, Rodney & Lyon had career years and RP is notoriously inconsistent. This is why I still want any payroll flexibility going toward strenghtening the pitching staff while keeping a good defensive team in place.

2010 will be a very interesting year as it will be a transition year to 2011 when many/most of this core is gone plus the potential of Jackson & Verlander being a year away from FA if they don't resign. The org really needs Sizemore and Avila to show the ability to be big league regulars next year.

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Here is what I would do:

Offer Polanco arbitration, but hope that he signs elsewhere and then play Sizemore. It's time to get younger.

Look to trade Jackson for a talented young LF with good range. I said in another thread I'd shoot for something like Jackson and Clete for Markakis. That might not be doable, but something along those lines is the deal I'm looking to make.

Assuming we can find the money, I'd take a run at signing Chone Figgins to play 3rd, but only on a 2-3 year deal. He's better than Inge defensively, according to the stats, and would give us the type of lead-off hitter we are desperately lacking. This would allow us to upgrade the offense with a more consistent and reliable bat (albeit one with significantly less power) and better speed, while also allowing us to bump Granderson down to 5th or 6th in the lineup. Figgins is the one guy out there as a FA this off-season who could really dramatically improve the lineup.

Bring back Everett and Laird for defense. Use Avila more at C, though, to rest Laird and get more offense.

Fire Lloyd and bring in a new hitting coach...perhaps the guy just fired by Tampa.

If you trade Jackson, look for a cheap stop-gap SP. Otherwise, go with Verlander, Porcello, Bonderman, Bonine, and Robertson.

Let Rodney walk, re-sign Lyon, and hope that some of the young bullpen arms from the 08 draft are ready to contribute to upgrade the pen.

Lineup:

3B - Figgins

LF - Markakis / Other young OFer

RF - Ordonez

1B - Cabrera

DH - Guillen

CF - Granderson

2B - Sizemore

C - Laird / Avila

SS - Everett / Santiago

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1) Can Leyland.

2) Re-sign Everett and Lyon.

3) Let Thames, Huff, Washburn, and Rodney walk.

4) Fire Leyland. This is important, I can't hadle any more September flops.

5) Possibly re-sign Polonco, if his demands are resonable (no more than 2 years for what he's making now)

6) Find someone else who can play CF once in awhile and hit lefties.

7) Fire McLendon.

8) Break Inge's toe the first day of the season. Break it again as soon as he can put weight on it. Repeat, until season is over.

9) Get Granderson to stop hitting flyballs and hitting line drives again.

10) Expect a 3rd place finish in the Central.

Most of these.

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Leyland is a loser.

He's a likable old guy and that's probably why you defend him.

The man is finished.

We'd do fine next season without you AND Leyland.

Yay personal attacks!

Add another starter, add a left handed power bat (Thome?), add more depth to an already strong pen, and get a new short stop (Vizquel?).

Thome and Vizquel? Those two decisions would be as bad as your last two avatars.:cheeky:

The season just ended but my first "rough draft ":

1. Release Willis- no more experimenting and hoping please.

2. New hitting coach and manager.

3. Emphasize speed.

4. Sizemore at 2nd

5. Try to sign chone figgens from Angels for centerfield and lead off.

6. Move Granderson to LF and down in the order.

7. resign Lyon and Everett.

8. Platoon Avilia and Laird.

9. Guillen to DH.

10. Bench of Thomas and Raburn . No Thames

11. Maggs RF

12. Pitching =Verlander, Porcello, Jackson. Bonine, Bonderman, Miner, Gallaragha, Robertson fight for 4th and 5th spots.

13. Lineup Figgens, Sizemore, Grandy, Cabbs, Maggs, Guillen, Inge, Avila-Laird, Everett-santiago...

5 and 6 would be good, assuming we could get Figgins. Since it seems that the rest of the league wants him too, probably won't happen. A speedy center fielder could solve the leadoff and left field problem.

I would be interested to see if Laird would hit better if he only played 60-65% of the time ala his Texas days. He is good on defense, but we need some offense too. I am not convinced that Avila is ready for full time work. He could probably learn alot playing 1/3 of the games with Laird.

At second base, I think you offer arbitration to Polanco or just sign him to a 1yr deal since DD doesn't like arbitration. I think this would allow Sizemore to come up and show what he can do at some point next season without having to rely on him to hold down the spot all year. I don't think they should hand a starting job to a guy with no mlb experience.

Depending on his free agent status, I think you offer arbitration to Washburn. He is likely to decline it, and if he doesn't, we end up with him for 1 year. he will not be as good as he was for Seattle, but he probably won't be as bad as he was for us this year. I would expect a league average lefty.

I would look for value in the bullpen. Hopefully some of the young guys will be ready to contribute.

Hopefully we can get an everyday left fielder. I think a guy like Raburn or Casper Wells could be the 4th outfielder that give Grandy a day off against lefties.

As far as getting ready for a third or fourth place finish, I did that last spring. I don't see the division getting better next year. The Twinkies lose their massive home field advantage, the White Sox made some costly moves that will limit them from doing too much to improve in the offseason and KC and Cleveland don't look like they are going to set the world on fire next year. The Tigers have a decent chance. It may be optimistic, but I'm okay with that. If I wanted doom and gloom, I would follow politics instead of sports.

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It will be interesting to see how baseball free agent market plays out this year. I am not convinced there is going to be a lot of money out there for guys like Polanco or Rodney. Bay and Holliday will get their money. But after the elite free agents are off the board, I am guessing is is going to be a buyer's market.

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Trade for David DeJesus

Sign Everett

Promote Sizemore

Release Thames

1 (LF) DeJesus L / Raburn R

2 (DH) Guillen S

3 (RF) Maggs R / Clete L

4 (1B) Cabrera R

5 (CF) Grandy L / Raburn R

6 (3B) Inge R

7 (2B) Sizemore R / Santiago S

8 © Laird R / Avila L

9 (SS) Everett R / Santiago S

Polanco, Rodney and Lyon walk after offered only arbitration (maybe Huff would agree to not accept and he is offered as well)

That gives you 4 (maybe 5) extra premium picks in the 2010 draft

Verlander

Porcello

Jackson

a LHP (Scott Olson, Eric Bedard, Doug Davis, someone)

Bondo or Bonine or Nate

F Cordero

Perry

Seay

Ni

2 of Satterwhite, Simons, Weinhart, Jensen

trade Gaggs, Miner and Figaro to the Reds for Cordero (just 2 years to go)

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DeJesus would be a great addition to this team and a perfect fit for the Tigers. I doubt the Royals trade him within the division though.

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DeJesus would be a great addition to this team and a perfect fit for the Tigers. I doubt the Royals trade him within the division though.

I know. DD should offer Wilkin and see who blinks first.

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sooner or later this team needs to provide some younger athletic players from within, guys liek Wilkin, Clete, Avila, Sizemore...sooner or later these guys have to be good enough.

we give them 30 days they smoke the ball for 2 weeks, then fall off and we discard them for the next guy. Players need time to develop while playing. We let Laird, Everett and Inge play all year hitting .230 and we can't give a young hitter enough time to play through his learning stages.

This team needs to quit relying on everyone else's castoffs, like Everett, Thames, Laird, etc.. and give guys like Raburn a starting spot

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why trade for Dejesus? Just play Raburn in Left, the kid has showed whenever he gets consistent time he's productive

great defender in left, espically important in COPA

LH batter to balance line up

leader off hitter that moves Grandy to more logical spot in order (5th)

Raburn still gets 400 abs playing LF, CF, DH, 2B, 1B, 3B

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...sooner or later these guys have to be good enough.

??

Sizemore, Avila, Clete and Wilkin may all be above average players in time. They might all be busts. Laird, Inge Everett have clearly definable major league talent with an admittedly (very) low ceiling. But just because another player is younger does nto mean he is better.

Sizemore might be Chirs Pitarro; he might be Alan Trammell; no one knows

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Sizemore might be Chirs Pitarro; he might be Alan Trammell; no one knows

My point exactly, the teams that consistently win in this league are the ones who can groom their youngsters. we'll never know if these guys are good because as soon as they don't hit .300 we pull them for an old guy hitting .230 because he's "Experienced"

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I'm not disagreeing with you, but it may be that our youngsters sukk, or at least are not good enough to start.

I remember when Clevlen set the world on fire for 3 weeks in 2006. He has nothing in the minors since then.

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he's gotten a whole 38 big league at bats since then. And hit .279 with 22 homers in AAA with a ton of k's. My point is that we'll pick up veteran who can't hit at all and keep playing them over youngsters who might hit better and might hit the same, but Avila isn't going to hit less than Laird's .225 with 4 homeruns. he hit more homeruns and drove in a 3rd of the runs Laird did in 72 plate appearances

The Tigers give up on hitters too quickly and stick with pitchers too long. We need to correct that

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I would love to have a guy like Carl Crawford on the Tigers. That would be a great move.

Why do I have a feeling the Tigers will finally get Jack Wilson in the off season if his option is not picked up.

What if the Cardinals don't sign Holliday (very likely), do you go all in to try to get him?

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This is probably what I would do assuming little flexibility contract wise:

C: Avila - Laird backs up and plays a fair bit vs lefties. Laird drives me nuts but he is great defensively and if he played less perhaps he'd hit a little.

1B: Cabrera of course

2B: I'd offer Polanco arbitration, if he accepts great, if not Sizemore

SS: Everett or another cheap FA, Santiago to play a bit as usual

LF: Sign a cheap FA to compete here, Ryan Raburn to play as well

CF: Granderson

RF: Ordonez

DH: Guillen/Raburn/Thames

SP: Verlander, Jackson, Porcello, cheap free agent, spring training competition between Bonderman/Robertson/Bonine/Miner

RP: Re-sign Rodney only if he's willing to accept a 1-2 year deal, otherwise look to replace him with a cheap free agent, keep Lyon, fill the rest of the pen with Ni, Seay, Perry, and other young players.

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A good starting point, although either you hate Inge so much you figured the Tigers are better off without a third baseman than they are with him, or you are taking the phrase "Nobody is better than Brandon Inge" a little too litterally!

My thoughts:

OF: Give Raburn a chance to learn to play LF. He's become a good enough hitter to earn a starting job as long as he doesn't cost us games in the field (and it really shouldn't be hard to meet that standard in left). Keep Granderson in CF -- he's due to bounce back. Keepp Maggs in RF, but give him ample days at DH and/or off, with Clete as option 1b out there. (And its nice to have a lefty hitter available on the bench).

DH: Give Guillen a chance, then give him the Sheffield treatment if he's done. Let Maggs serve as DH. Let Thames go elsewhere, because he deserves better than he was treated last night. Force Huff to go elsewhere, because the Tigers deserve better than the way he played for us these past six weeks. Maybe Streiby will be ready to serve as backup DH/LF/RF.

IF: Keep Cabrera (duh); Bring up Sizemore, and keep Polanco only if it doesn't break the bank (most likely he'll be too costly); Keep one of Everett or Inge (preferably Inge), both of whom are great field/lousy hitters mold. We can't afford that much quality D if it costs us so much on offense. Any decent hitting SS's available anywhere?

C: Plattoon Avila and Laird, who also goes in that Everett/Inge category off "good defense costing too much lost offense".

P: Resign JV, keep Porcello and Jackson; Let Bonderman, Bonine, Figaro, Galarraga, and a FA or two have a shot as well.

RP: Let Rodney walk, only because it would break the bank to keep him. Seay, Ni, Lyon are keepers -- beyond that who knows. Lots of possibilities down on the farm. Relief is impossible to project (convert Willis to a closer?)

Major FA/Trade needs are simple, then: a back-end starter, a 2b who can take some of the load of Sizemore, a SS who can hit, and possibly a closer candidate.

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