TOPIC FOR TUESDAY

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What is the one most important thing the Tigers need to accomplish by the end of this week’s Winter Meetings.  Why?

 

12 thoughts on “TOPIC FOR TUESDAY

  1. Without Maybin in center field, the Tigers have a serious hole to fill. With so many teams needing center field help, the Tigers could find themselves priced out as they look towards Ben Revere. Avila was recently quoted as saying that the team may need to resort to signing a 6 year minor league player that other organizations may lose. I’d like to know Holly’s, Kurt’s and other poster’s thoughts regarding who the Tigers might target.

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    • What? You wouldn’t appreciate an upgrade? I mean, the current roster didn’t actually win anything last year, remember?

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  2. Anything they accomplish will come at a price I don’t want to pay. They need a centerfielder to replace the one they just traded away. Will budget constraints force them to buy on the cheap at the expense of defense? Perhaps their “to do” list wouldn’t be so daunting if they weren’t scrambling to correct their “what we’ve done in the past” list. My expectations are low & my anxiety is high.

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  3. The most important thing the franchise can do this week is to leave the meetings with a sense of direction as to the 2017 season, subject to change at the trade deadline. If we don’t make trades this week, hopefully will have a rough sense of what our vets can bring. Post-Maybin trade, status quo won’t do. If we are going to compete, then get a LHB for CF. If we see the better opportunity is to tear down/rebuild, then run the franchise with the goal of unloading vets in June/July.

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  4. The Tigers, it appears now, will stand pat. Why give away Maybin then, when he was cost effective for the coming year. It will only get harder to unload these contracts, they are putting off the inevitable, aren’t they?. This team just seems to be rudderless. Does anyone really believe this team as it is now put together can win a championship?

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  5. With news that the Tigers are backing off of their plans to sell/trade everyone, and since they already traded away Maybin and now need a CF… How about Curtis Granderson? Would add a left handed bat to the right handed heavy lineup, although it would cost more than if they had just kept Maybin.

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  6. Boy, is Jim Leyland’s influence / advice still being felt on this current Tigers team! It was he, not Brad, that convinced JV not to participate in the WBC. But then again, what in the world could Brad ever say to JV?Brad’s only the manager, right?Given Victor’s set of knees, should he really be participating in the WBC?

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  7. Just go with Jones in CF. The price is right. Most important thing this week, resolve the Victor “problem.” Move him to Toledo as hitting instructor even keeping his salary OR “give him away” in a trade. THAT will free up the DH and a roster spot.

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  8. My hope is they upgrade their scouting, minor league coaching. The Tigers are so intriqued with pitching, they rarely take a position player other than catchers. This is why they have nobody to replace Maybin, Kinsler (if he were traded), or guys who get hurt such as JD and Casty.

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  9. Helen you said it all. Big question now is what will they regret more : signing pelfey,keeping Sanchez over Scherzer and having to bring in Zimmerman while unloading maybin. What jokes.

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