I always love stories like this because when aren’t teams talking to each other about potential deals. Still, the idea of getting something for Nate Robertson or Dontrelle Willis a couple of months ago would have been laughed at. Now with both pitchers having solid springs and the Tigers needing just one of those two in the rotation means the other is expendable. Jeremy Bonderman could also be an arm that goes so it’ll be interesting to see what happens in this final week to the season.
There was also some speculation over the weekend that the Tigers might try to go for a veteran at second base. Ramon Santiago is a nice fill in but the Tigers have never been confident that he’s a full season option so it’ll be interesting to see how short of a leash Scott Sizemore is left with.
The Tiger spring game yesterday was rained out. Second straight Sunday that’s happened. Jon Kibler made an emergency start and it wasn’t pretty because it was 8-0 when the game was called in the fourth. Rick Porcello gets the start today against the Jays and Phil Coke and Joel Zumaya are also expected to get some time on the mound.