Sunday, July 25, 2010
Window Shopping in Detroit
By Ian Hunter
Luckily they were playing against the Toronto Blue Jays, a team which is full of players who are just waiting to be plucked up. Call it roster "window shopping" if you will ... Detroit's opportunity to see some trade targets up close and personal.
Oddly enough, the Tigers have been scouting John Buck and acquiring him would help provide some veteran stability to their catching position. The combination of Gerald Laird and Alex Avila doesn't exactly scream consistency for the Tigers.
Now while the Tigers may not have needed an outfielder at the beginning of last night's game, they certainly needed one after. With Magglio Ordonez out 6-8 weeks with a fractured ankle, Jose Bautista is looking pretty good right now.
Just a heads up for the shoppers in Detroit thought ... there is no bartering on the players displayed in the window. I'm sure Alex Anthopoulos will verify that the price you see is the price you get.
And if you don't like it, then you can take your business elsewhere to Macy's or Target.