In a lot of ways, this is the most anticipated Tigers season since I’ve been alive. We’re two months removed from the blockbuster deal that netted the Tigers Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera and now we’re within a week from spring training kicking off. After a long offseason, baseball is finally back and reporting day is this Thursday.
I had an interesting conversation the other day about what the Tigers lineup would look like. When I threw out Edgar Renteria hitting ninth, I got an initial scoff but after going through the players, it might be the only spot to hit him. Or, you could see Renteria hitting ninth against
lefties righties and Granderson ninth against righties lefties. We both agreed that Ivan Rodriguez should probably be hitting ninth, but also thought it wouldn’t happen just based on his reputation.