Trading Fielder would free up a ton of Payroll
Trade Scherzer for...? And replace him with who...?
According to Buster Olney of ESPN, Jeremy Bonderman is progressing well in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and is intent on making a return to the MLB in 2013.
Bonderman underwent Tommy John surgery in April of 2012 and hasn't pitched in the big leagues since posting a disappointing 5.53 ERA over 171 innings with the Tigers in 2010. He's allegedly dropped 35 pounds and is in fantastic shape, and should be able to generate a spring training invitation from somewhere.
Bondo should be a invite. lets see what he's got.
Gerlad Laird aint commin' back
http://www.freep.com/article/2012110...ews|img|SportsJim Bowden of ESPN.com is the latest to offer up his predicted prices on the top 50 free agents and the best fits for each. And while we see starter Anibal Sanchez and reliever Rafael Soriano as possible fits for the Tigers -- which other sites have speculated -- a few interesting names come up as corner-outfield possibilities.
The following names came up in Bowden's column, along with their best fits:
• Nick Swisher: Orioles, Phillies, Braves, Tigers, Mariners
• Angel Pagan: Giants, Nationals, Tigers, Phillies
• Torii Hunter: Yankees, Angels, Rangers, Tigers
• Melky Cabrera: Tigers, Blue Jays, Phillies
• Cody Ross: Phillies, Tigers, Red Sox, Braves
I'll hurt something if we overpay for Swisher. Hunter I'd like.
Plz not Swisher
How about making a deal with Cleveland for Perez and Cabrera?
I can't see the Tigers front office or fans wanting anything to do with Perez after he ran his mouth a few times about the team and city last season.