It looks like the Tigers haven’t exhausted all of their no hit, good fielding options at shortstop. According to Jason Beck, the Tigers might have their eyes on Adam Everett, who spent the season as a backup for the Twins last year. Everett has spent most of his time with the Astros and when he was playing full time, he probably warranted a gold glove or two. The problem is, he’s never had a slugging percentage above .400 in any given season. I still think they should give Ramon Santiago a shot (not that he’s all that great of a hitter) and use the money they save somewhere else.
Rick Porcello was picked as the fourth best prospect in minor league baseball by MiLB.com. The Florida State League player of the year should make his debut at Double A next year and depending on how the rotation turns out, there’s an outside shot that Porcello works himself into a thin rotation in the second half of the season. Ironically, Cameron Maybin was picked as the fifth best prospect in all of baseball.
Carlos Guillen isn’t wasting any time as he transitions from third base to left field. He’ll train with with the Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League. It looks like he’ll start playing around December 15th and it’ll be the first time since 2005 that he’s played winter ball.