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Sean Casey and Jamie Walker

The Tigers signed Sean Casey to a one year, $4 million deal.  I like this deal when you combine it with the Gary Sheffield trade.  Assuming Shef does what he’s supposed to do, we don’t need another power stick even though that’s the bill for a first baseman.  In addition, and I hate to get all mushy, but even though I was against the Tigers trading for Casey during the season, he’s such a likable guy that he’s grown on me.  And for $4 million, you get a decent stick for a pretty good price.

Jamie Walker hit it big today. He signed with the Orioles for three years and he’ll make $11.5 million.  In my mind, that’s way too much for a lefty specialist and while I wish Walker the best of luck, I don’t really see the Orioles getting their money’s worth out of this.  Then again, we’re paying Todd Jones another $5 million for next year.

[…] Lee of Tiger Tales isn’t a big fan. Bilfer of DTW doesn’t seem to be either. Posters in Bilfer’s comments seem mixed. Brian at Tigerblog is pro the deal. In other words, feedback is quite mixed as best I can tell. […]

Posted by Mack Avenue Tigers: A Detroit Tigers Blog » Sean Casey re-ups with Tigers on November 16th, 2006 at 8:48 pm

I like the casey deal…they should trade shelton for lefty help in the bullpen…I never liked walker he really stunk it up at the end of the year, they got rid of him just in time!

Posted by Darryl on November 17th, 2006 at 7:15 am

Casey would have been a fine first basment in the 80’s. You really have got to have more punch at that position now, though I do concur he’s likeable, and you have a sense of confidence when he’s up at the plate late in games. For the money I’m fine with it, I don’t think they could have rolled Shelton out there again this year. But of course, in dream world, Mark Teixiera sure would look nice over there. I guess we’ll just have to wait a year.

Posted by KS on November 18th, 2006 at 6:02 am

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