If you’re a Tigers’ fan and you’re waiting for the team to make a move, any move, you may be waiting for a while. Baseball Prospectus’ John Perrotto ran down a revised list of the top 20 free agents still out there, and not once did the Tigers get a mention. Of course Chad Cordero isn’t on the list and that’s the last guy I’ve heard the Tigers mentioned with.
Tomorrow, we’ll find out who the new inductees into the Hall of Fame will be. Rickey Henderson is a lock, and if I were a betting man, I’d say Jim Rice gets in as well. After that, it’s kind of a crap shoot. I think Bert Blyleven just misses, but sets himself up for a 2010 induction. Home Run Derby has been keeping track of the ballots that have been publicized (with 51) and it looks like another guy who could slip in is Andre Dawson. It’d be nice to see Blyleven get in because there’s a better chance Jack Morris could make a run. I’m kind of disappointed with the attention Tim Raines has been getting though. I’d put him in over Andre Dawson and I think he’s just about on par with Rice.
One problem with the data I linked to is it’s still a small sample size. Last year, there were over 540 ballots so the 51 that were tracked is a pretty small sample size.