Doing my happy dance. Hunter has been one of my favorite players for like the last ten years.
OT: Tigers sign Torii Hunter
is his son is signing to play football at ND
What about V-Mart? He should be back from his ACL injury.
every day DH
That is always appropriate!
V-Mart will provide a good bat when he comes back to replace Delmon. I would have liked to see them get in on the Marlins firesale and try to get Giancarlo Stanton. He's a good, young up and coming outfileder who hit 37 HRs in 123 games last season.
also trying to get Jr to decomit from ND, and sign with UM!
wish, but dombrowski went to wmu. it’ll take jr’s dad to want him closer.
Speaking of signing, Zak Irvin signed his LOI to Michigan this morning! Boom, Irvined
Hunter is pretty much the best-case scenario, given their options. Good bat. Great glove. Great leader. Two-year contract. Put him in left. Right goes to the best guy out of Dirks/Boesch/Garcia. Done.
Is good enough defensively to move hunter to left from right. He, however, is probably going to start off in Toledo
We'll have a good defensive OF no matter what. He doesn't need a career year to be a valuable offensive addition in his assumed 2nd spot in the order, but he may have a career year because he's going to see a helluva lot of pitches to hit given the three guys behind him. Two years is a good length, at at that length, the salary isn't really a consideration.
Bonus for Hunter being known as a mentoring player and the Tigers have two young outfielders on their way up to the Show that will be around for Spring Training and likely to get callups ... and there's Berry who i imagine will be kept for the bench.
Ilitch spends and DD puts another piece into the puzzle. I assume we don't see Sanchez back, and that we don't sign a starting pitcher (for the same reason that Sanchez can be asking for such sums). But i do expect a bullpen addition and that's probably it.
All of the media rumblings is that Sanchez isn't out of the mix. Personally, if they are serious, I wouldn't mind the signing, but I think you need to get Smyly into the rotation. I think he is ready and they really need a lefty in there. If they pull the trigger, they might move Porcello. Decent back of the rotation guy, but he isn't a top two which they originally pegged him to be.
Regardless, their depth in the rotation is pretty thin. If they suffer a big injury to a starter, they will be forced to either make a move or rely on a minor-leaguer, none of which have shined when given the chance.
Is really that thin. I mean, how many teams outside of Tampa have a good 6th guy to turn to in case of injury? Most teams struggle to find a decent 4th and 5th guy.
I wouldn't go over 80 million for Sanchez. That probably won't cut it for him. He is asking 90-100 million.
If they can't re-sign Sanchez they should insert Smyly into the 4 spot and and look to fill the 5 with some one other than Porcello.
In my eyes they should trade Porcello while he still has good/okay value.
I am so so on this move. I would have rather seen some bullpen pitching added. We got shelled in the playoffs.
that the bull pen needs help. Are there any good closer's on the market?
Rafael Soriano 13 million to pitch 60 innings?
Yes. Either that or grab a forklift and haul Jonathan Broxton's fat ass in to close things out.
Not worth to spend on any of them. Bruce Rondon is highly regarded by the Tigers and you can't count out the guys they have. Coke closed big games in the playoffs and they have other options.
A guy they should sign is Ryan Madson. He is coming off Tommy John. But would be a high risk/reward signing. He closed games in Phily and would add to the back end if healthy.
Plus, he is a Boras client.
While not the defensive player he once was, a nice pick-up. Gives that outfield some range and should be a nice addition to the offense as well. That 1-5 is going to be scary.
Nice signing, but on a related note, I question if Martinez will be the same. Severe injury and he's not a youngster.
Torii the Tiger