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Inge trade not likely

Dave Dombrowski told the Lakeland Ledger that he doesn’t expect Brandon Inge to be traded before the season opens. While there is still speculation that the Giants or Dodgers might have interest it appears that the teams aren’t really close to a trade.

It doesn’t make a lot of sense for the Dodgers to take on a player who would block Andy LaRoche. Meanwhile the Giants have only been offering players that they plan on releasing to try and get Joe Crede from the White Sox.

Dombrowski reiterated to the Ledger that while they’d continue to try and accommodate Inge’s wishes but said they were “not going to give him away.”

Meanwhile Inge had his start at shortstop cut short due to rain last night. Leyland was complimentary of Inge’s approach at the plate this season and it sounds like Inge finally got the message that the team was trying to deliver last season:

“I think he locked himself in during this winter,” said Leyland, “and figured out what a lot of people were telling him was right.”

Inge Likely to Open With Tigers | TheLedger.com

Posted by on March 15, 2008.

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Categories: 2008 Season, Trade Rumors

6 Responses

  1. Hopefully Inge is hitting .280 with 10+ HR at the trade deadline. Then he goes to somebody with a hole at 3B for a big arm.

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