I hated it when he came back and I'm furious now. It's 3 games now that he's cost us and he has got to be sent out to pasture. I can't take any more of the Papa Grande crap! There are plenty of options, costly and not costly, that we can take and need to take right away. Here's some that I have come up with:
Most costly (meaning a good prospect or more):
Casey Janssen, Toronto- only 31 and has two years back to back of decent closing. Toronto is out of it already and will need to lower payroll and look for young players. I see Rondon and another top 10 prospect (Steven Moya?) but could be more to get him. If so then move on.
Kevin Gregg, Cubs- Has shown he can be a closer. He may cost as much as Janssen but we could probably get away with giving up younger prospects.
Mike Gonzalez, Milwakee- older, LH, but is still shutting people down. Has closing experience. Due to age he may not cost too much at all.
Brandon Lyon, NY Mets- Has closed and is familiar with Detroit. Wouldn't be bad at all to renew ourselves with him. Not closing right now but would be the best we would have on the roster.
Jose Veras, Houston- the Astro's have him over priced right now and he is really an option to be the 8th inning guy and move Benoit to closer but it's an option if they come down in price.
Chad Qualls, Miami- older guy on a building team. Is having a very good year and could take over as the 8th inning guy and let Benoit close.
Mike Dunn, Miami- another guy that Miami doesn't really have long range plans for so he could be had for a decent price. He's and outstanding situation guy but I think he can be more than that with his arm.
These are just a few I came up with real quick so I'm sure there are more available. Let's hope Dave see's the need and reacts soon.