Tigers add to Toledo

The Tigers signed 6 players to minor league contracts, including 2 past Mud Hens. Lance Davis and Jason Karnuth will both be back with Toledo. Joining them are pitchers Felix Heredia and Dennis Tankersley, outfielder Brandon Watson, and catcher Dane Sardinha.

It’s not that inspiring of a group, but minor league free agents rarely are. I don’t know much about Sardinha, but he must be a heck of a defender by the looks of his offensive numbers. Watson is a career 304 hitter in the minors, but with very little power. Watson is only 25 so he’s got that going for him.

Heredia will turn 31 next season. Other than 3 apperances for the Mets in 2005, he hasn’t played a role on a big league club since 2004. I’m guessing he has been injured the last 2 seasons based on stints in the Appalachian League and GCL – places that typically aren’t stops for 30 year olds.

Tankersley has posted some pretty good numbers in the PCL over his career. But in his limited stints in the Majors, he’s walked 6.4/9IP. At 27, he’s not a bad addition in terms of organizational depth.


  1. Jimmy

    December 17, 2006 at 1:52 am

    Kenny Rogers is a cheater

  2. Chris Y.

    December 17, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    Wow, Jimbo, you must have some real serious passive-agro energy stored up.

    Might try putting it to better use than spouting off during the off-season on a Tiger fan’s blog forum for a post that has nothing to do with Kenny R.

    Good luck with that.

  3. David Stefanini

    December 17, 2006 at 10:21 pm

    Do you really have to say that about Kenny Rogers? It’s the off-season.

    Also I wanted to know if you would link my blog to yours and I will do the same for you. My site name is American Legends and it’s:


    If you want to do this just go to my site and tell me your URL and the name in a comment and I will link you to my blog.


  4. Eric Jackson

    December 18, 2006 at 11:06 am


    Maybin listed as #6 prospect, Miller #19

  5. ron

    December 19, 2007 at 10:23 am

    Jimmy is correct. Kenny should have used the clear.