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Who's on the radar for 2B and SP? I can't really take anything old Dave has said seriously now since he said Fielder wasn't really a fit for the Tigers.
If you remember Cabrera was playing defense really well when the playoffs rolled around. If he loses 10 lbs, he will be the 3B. Cabrera OK'd this deal and is extremely excited
Depends how much they want to give up in prospects. Chad Billingsley could be had for Turner. At 2B Neil Walker could be had as well for Nick Castellanos.
Nick C is a 3rd baseman right? If Cabby moves to 3rd long term Nick C would be expendable then.
Where did you hear that Cabrera Ok'd the deal? I think Cabrera will move to 3rd at some point maybe not this year with VMart out but next...can't justify paying 2 players 20 mil + to DH. One of these 3 guys will have to be traded at some point. I agree with the previous guy who said the Tigers are all in now. They have to win the WS before Verlander's contract is up in 2015. They will have 80 mil + wrapped up between 4 guys. All that said I'm extremely excited!!!!! I think Cabrera will have an insane year with Prince protecting him in the Cleanup spot. Now if Jackson could get on base ahead of these two next year will be a very fun year to be a Tiger fan!
Can't wait for April in the D!
Jason Beck and Jon Heyman are reporting it
I'm hoping Delmon Young has a big year. He'll probably be 5th and with those two guys ahead of him he should have plenty of opportunities to produce.
it would be ideal that Cabrera would play 3B and Fielder at 1st and have Young DH and put a more mobile person in left field
That is the most likely thing that will happen. Reports are out that Cabrera was asked about this signing 5 days ago and is eager to play 3B. Delmon could be traded for a speedster for the defense impact or traded for a veteran pitcher.
I'll be honest, I'm just stoked as hell the Tigs made a deal this big.
This was done above Dombrowski. Mike Illitch said go get him no matter the cost and that's what DD did. This deal also was completed within about an hour.
Any chance we sign a good reliever? That's been our weakness for far too long.
We signed Octavio Dotel and traded for Colin can'tspellhisname who are both solid additions.
Ahh ight man thanks for the info.
2 things...I hate, absolutely hate, that we still don't have a prototype lead off. Vjax would surely thrive lower in the order. Secondly...if I'm the other team...Bunt all day!
That said...love that we got him
Vjax will be fine, he is young. With some good workout in the off-season, he will be fine. I was thinking about the same thing about the bunting but I rethought about it. If Cabrera loses some weight, he will be fine it is his nature position. He has a good arm and is limber for his size and should be effective enough, more than you think. He might need to move up closer than a normal 3B when a hitter that likes to bunt for base hits. He cannot be worse than A-rod, who has had hip and leg problem. He might not be as good as Inge Defensively but he is a million times better hitter.
This season can't come soon enough. I haven't been this excited about a free agent signing/trade in a long, long time! I love you Mr. Ilitch!!
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So who's the superstar? I believe Cabrera is still the better player. You?
Cabrera for me too.
In fact, next to Pujols I think hes the best player in the league.
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