While the winter meetings were exciting for some teams, they were downright boring for the Tigers. Carl Pavano is going to the Yankees, and Troy Glauss went to Arizona, so two of the Tigers top targets are out play.
Ken Rosenthal, in a recent column, projected that the Tigers would land……Adrian Beltre. This is a guy with six full seasons of major league experience, and he’ll only be 26 come April. Even his 2002 and 2003 seasons, where he struggled, were better then what we had at third base in either of those seasons. I say get it done.
The Free Press, on the other hand, are still saying we’re going after Rentaria. I don’t like this nearly as much. If you want a nice run down of what’s happened, and what’s on tap, you can check out Billfer’s piece over at the Detroit Tigers Weblog. He points out that Renteria isn’t much of an upgrade over Brandon Inge.
I’ll be covering this over at the Hardball Times, but the Expos/D.C. move took yet another twist. In what should have been the final chapter, the D.C. council passed a bill, but it deviates greatly from what the mayor and MLB agreed to. Should be interesting.
I’m out of town all weekend. Travelling to Louisville for the holidays. I am looking forward to a tour of the Louisville Slugger bat plant. I’ll probably get my installment of the debate piece up before I leave, but then I won’t be checking until late Sunday.