Signing drew would cost a draft pick. SS by committee is the way to go. Offensively they haven't missed him this spring. Lombardozzi can even play SS. It's concerning but not the end of the world
Tigers' Iglesias could miss most of 2014 season
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I don't think we can go the whole season with a light hitting rookie at the SS. The Tigers are in go for it mode this year with Max possibly gone next year. I say bite the bullet and sign Drew if Igleseas is indeed out most of the year.
Spring stats have little meaning.
Sign Drew. He is a pro and is better than any other option the tigers have. If he is Average it is actually an upgrade over Iglesias offensively. 1 year for 9-14 million. Don't care about the pick. It's rare for a late first to outplay the player signed in his career. The negative is the money lost for signing guys in the later rounds of the draft.
I totally agree. Do not fart around on this and realize at the deadline you need a SS.
This is the most realistic option, but Drew (and Boras) want a multi-year deal so its going to be hard to convince him to come here for just 1 year and the price range you listed.
They might want a multi year deal. But nobody is giving them one. The season is less than a month away. He can either sit out until June and the draft pick compensation wears off and he can take a 1 year deal or take one now play an entire season and hope for one next year. The market for an injury prone 31 year SS is not that strong multi year deals won't come.
No one is going to give him one now. But when the draft pick compensation wears off that may and likely will be a different story.
I guess. I'm just not sold that Drew will be a major upgrade given his suspect injury history. I'd rather they roll with a couple of guys they have and see if a better option opens up via a trade.
It will hurt a great deal defensively, but I suspect they'll make due with a combination of Worth, Perez, and Suarez, but that's based on very little evidence.
I am thinking it is more significant that shin splints. Any one hear what it is?
I always have issues with shin splints. It could very likely be stress fractures in each leg. That diagnosis fits the information we have: he's been using orthotics, he has injuries in both shins, and the recovery table could be the several months.
There's a little background in the MLB.com piece - HERE
"Iglesias saw a Lakeland-based foot-and-ankle specialist last week and received an adjustment in his orthotics that he has been wearing since at least last year. The initial adjustment, adding extra cushion under the foot, made an immediate difference according to Iglesias. However, he still hasn't been able to run without pain, which has led to another round of exams."
The article also discusses how he has seen a chiropractor and a pain specialist, so between that and some mention that he had issues even before he landed in Detroit, it sounds like this is something that might have been going on for a while.
The Tigers can't spring for a real doctor?
There's a reason he's still available--he ain't worth $14 mil. He's also very injury-prone--he's missed at least 40 games each of the past 3 seasons--playing only a total 289 games--out of 486.
thought of Neifi before I remembered Hernan. Phew
This is a problem that isn't going away soon. It's very unusual to hear a professional athlete has shin pain that won't go away. They need to look for other SS options right away, because this doesn't look promising.
Not glad the white sox allowed the tigers to get him. Hope he recovers well tho. His defense is special.
Peavy was the reason that deal happened. Everything else was a shuffling of players. So he is in Detroit because the white sox sent peavy to the Red Sox.
He passed a physical so I hope this isn't a long term issue for him
This is a very recent article and before this, word was that they were trying to get him back before the end of the month. I'm going to try and be optimistic that he will be back by the All Star break. However, this doesn't look too promising. Dirks now Iggy.... Hopefully 2014 works some serious magic here.
considering he can't hit at all, and 3 of our pitchers are heavy strike out/flyball pitchers. It hurts, but not really that serious, tigers will be just fine
It's a good thing we have peralta right guys?? Right?? Guys???
Because Peavy tore it up last postseason...
Well I miss Garcia already.
Useful starting pitching - which is a conservative value statement on a guy like Peavy - is always more useful that a SS that projects to an optimistic .300/.300/.600 slash-line. I'm not sure that Dombrowski got taken, but the Red Sox have, and will, benefit.
Jose is an absolute joy to watch play SS.
IIRC his contract expires after this season. Tough time for such a serious injury.
The Tigers have him under control til 2020. Obviously there are some arbitration years but if/when he's healthy he's going to the starting SS for a long time.
Or our local "lemon law"