Lynn Henning wrote today that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Tigers ship a player or two to Seattle. It still bothers me that there’s all this talk of the Tigers trading for prospects after such a close run last year but what happens in these next couple of months will show what the front office really thinks of the team. Most of the season, the Tigers played like a .500 ball club and while that might be good enough to make a run in the AL Central, it’s probably not good for much more then that. Just look at the Twins, who continually make the postseason only to get bounced in three or four games in the first round.
Some of the prospects he mentions are interesting though. I’d stay away from Carlos Triunfel because he’s only 19, unless of course he’s part of a package. I wouldn’t mind seeing Brandon Morrow come over either although he had a tough season last year because the Mariners couldn’t decide whether to start him or bring him out of the pen. His last start was encouraging though (eight shutout innings, one hit, nine strikeouts).
The White Sox are close to making a move. It looks like they’re going to bring in Omar Vizquel and his eleven gold gloves to fill in at shortstop. Vizquel only played in 62 games last year and he turns 43 in April.