With likely the worst IF defense in baseball (statues at 1B and 3B if Cabs moves there), the pitching staff is going to get a workout. I’m big on groundball pitchers, but now I find myself thinking that they need to find a flyball pitcher to fill that vacant rotation spot.
I’m not convinced this is the best way to address the Tigers’ deficiencies, but I guess it will put fannies in the seats (at least initially) and if Fielder doesn’t turn into Adam Dunn 2.0, will probably pay for itself in the long run.
We still need a leadoff hitter to set the table for these guys, so I hope they aren’t done.
I don’t think Prince Fielder will be able to produce those numbers, and Cabrera won’t be able to produce as well as Inge defensively, so I think Inge should have the right to play 3rd base with lower offensive output than that. He could do a lot lower and it would still make more sense to just force Prince to play DH, or even DH Cabrera if you had too if Inge could show credibility to being an offensive force this year.
I agree. Spend now. Get Mr I. his World Series. The only issue is who we send out to get on base for these two. I would like to see AA and Johnny move up. It drives me nuts that Leyland put whoever plays 2nd, number 2, AJ #1, etc. I think I can make his lineup cards blindfolded. #3, #4 and next year #5 should be one of the best in the league.
That’s irrelevant as you are talking about the past. I’m talking about a hypothetical in the future whereas he has established the credibility. That’s theoretically possible no matter how remote it may seem to be. Those odds are in fact great than 0%.
We have a window of opportunity here that won’t last long…we could have the largest infield in MLB history. We have the corners nailed down. Peralta is sufficient at SS. So the question is, who is the biggest 2nd baseman in baseball? Santiago/Raburn just won’t do, unless they are somehow there simultaneously. (Some consider the catcher part of the infield, some not…if so, we have a problem…might be a bit thin at catcher).
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