Tigers Won’t Cut Payroll

Tiger’s GM Dave Dombrowski said that they will be holding the line on payroll. It had been previosly thought that the Tigers would cut payroll. So instead of having 5 million to spend, they will have about 14 million available. That much could buy them a solid starter, shortstop, or closer. You have to think they enter the market for Brian Fuentes now. Edgar Renteria would be easier to resign. If they backload the contract, you might even see them enter the Derek Lowe market. Lowe is from Detriot, so he could take a small discount to go to Mo Town. The Tigers would love to aquire him; he’d make a nice 1-2 punch atop their rotation, pairing with Justin Verlander. If that happens, and then they get a bounce-back year from Jeremy Bonderman, Dontrelle Willis, or Nate Robertson, they might compete. You never know. This is still basicly the same team that many people thought would win the world series last year. We’ll see.

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One comment

  1. districtboy

    Good point. Last off season Dombrowski decided the Tigers were good enough to just go all out and try to win the World Series. It didn’t work out, but there is no going back now. I disagree on resigning Renteria. His offensive production has essentially disappeared and his defense is one of the worst in baseball. Considering Santiago hit .411 this year, he should at least be considered for a starting spot.

    Aaron
    http://districtboy.mlblogs.com/

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