Good luck to Fernando Rodney. He’s looking for a three year, $30 million dollar deal. That pretty much ends any chance of him coming back to the Detroit unless he really comes down from those demands. Earlier in this long piece, there’s some cool quotes with Jim Leyland about arguing with umpires.
This is old, but John Lowe has speculated that Phil Coke could land in the Tigers rotation in 2010. In 2009, he was used as a reliever but for most of his minor league career, he was a starter. With the competition out there at the back of the rotation, he definitely warrants some consideration.
Finally, it looks like the Indians and the Blue Jays have some interest in Marcus Thames. I hope he avoids the Indians because having him come back to haunt us is a distinct possibility.