2010 Winter Meetings: Day 2

– Things seem to be moving pretty slowly in Orlando.  I still feel that Ordonez is their #1 target, but the always scheming Scott Boras may be waiting for Crawford to rake (and decrease OF supply) before starting a bidding war for Maggs.  I like Maggs, but not at what the Red Sox are likely to offer him.  I’d rather take our chances with the kids, and look to make a move at the deadline if we’re in the hunt.

– Crawford’s current asking price may be too much for the Tigers.

– Joaquin Benoit was named the comeback player of the year.  Yay.  But that usually means that he was injured, or not very good the year before.  Have I mentioned that I’m not crazy about the Benoit deal?

– Look for Figaro to be in an alternate Tigers uni next year.

– Did you know that the Tigers had the fewest LH starts by an AL team last year?  Stephen – remember the guy that had most of them for us?


  1. Coleman

    December 8, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Stephen: left-handed starts? It wasn’t Inge, he was too busy setting the all-time Tiger strikeout record.


  2. Grand Cards

    December 8, 2010 at 8:47 am

    FWIW, Alan Trammell was comeback player of the year in 1983. Better that for Benoit than “former Major Leaguer”

    • Kevin in Dallas

      December 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm

      Point taken.

  3. Kevin in Dallas

    December 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

  4. Coach Jim

    December 11, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Most LH starts in 2010 for the Tigers: Dontrelle Willis – who happened to have a lower ERA than Bonderman, and allow a lower opponent’s AVG than Porcello.