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Rafael Palmeiro

Looks like Raffy is looking to come back.  Even with an off year last year, he had an above average OPS+ and he’s left handed, which Dave Dombrowski seems to be hung up on.  He’d probably be cheap as well.  Plus you’d get the hype of seeing him move of the homerun chain.

Then you could bat Thames as a DH against lefties and have Monroe play LF against lefties and Thames against righties so Thames gets as much time as possible.


I cannot believe that Mr. Dombrowski would consider Palmeiro and the media attention that his acquisition would entail.

i also think Mr. Leyland wouldn’t want any part of it.

Posted by Karen on June 30th, 2006 at 11:52 am

I agree. I don’t think they’ll want to touch Palmeiro, who is basically PR poison at this point.

I personally have no problem with it, but I can see not wanting the disruption.

Agreed that Monroe should only play against lefties if he has to play at all.

Posted by Dan on June 30th, 2006 at 1:14 pm

Getting a proven cheater and liar is only going to disrupt this team’s chemistry and the fan support behind it. For whatever marginal improvement he might bring (as opposed to another upgrade we could get to platoon), it’s not worth it.

Posted by Chris J on June 30th, 2006 at 10:21 pm

You’re probably right, Chris. Too much of a distraction.

It seems highly unlikely, but if they picked him up I would still hope for the best and not complain too much. There are a lot of cheaters in baseball. Do you know about the ones who weren’t totally villified by the media? What about if we traded for Augustin Montero? Ryan Franklin? Rafael Betancourt? Derek Turnbow? Mike Morse?

You want a lefthanded bat to DH? Bonds!

Posted by Dan on July 1st, 2006 at 9:10 am

palmeiro would add lots of chemistry! what are you guys talking about?

Posted by Darryl on July 1st, 2006 at 12:39 pm

Yeah, Great “Chemistry”!! Think about all the drugs he could mix for the other Tigers hitters and pitchers…

Posted by Jeff on July 2nd, 2006 at 2:18 pm

It would be quite ify even if they could aquire him. If he would be a free agent it’s one thing but if he would have to be aquired by trade it’s something else. Then there’s the question of could he regain enough of his skills to make it worthwhile. A fantasy of all his skills in real life would be great but the reality of what you would actually get at this point is not pretty. Wouldn’t give away any up and coming prospects for him either. I guess overall it’s a no deal.

Posted by Robert on July 6th, 2006 at 6:35 am

The negatives are to great. No deal.

Posted by Robert on July 6th, 2006 at 6:38 am

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