Buried in this Free Press article is an interesting little tibdit. The surprise isn’t that the Tigers are trying to shop some of their excess players who no longer have options but how low their season ticket sales are. They talk about shopping Marcus Thames to save just the $2.275 million (isn’t that chump change these days) because ticket sales are down from 27,000 to 15,000. That’s an almost 50% slide and you wonder how this is going to effect things throughout the season. I don’t know where the 15,000 falls historically because I know last year was a big year at the booth but it still looks pretty far down.
One of the team’s that’s interested are the Reds and I think Thames would really thrive there. I wonder if Homer Bailey is on the block.