Chris Kahrl’s latest at Baseball Prospectus is all on the Tigers offseason moves. They’ve been busy and you have to think there’s a move or two left but it’s nice seeing things all in one place. The first thing I noticed (because I missed it) was that Alfred Figaro was released. The Tigers top prospects have had some interesting plights. Jeff Larish was the top hitting prospect a couple of years ago and now he’s gone (minor league deal with the Phillies). Now you have Alfredo Figaro, who started game 161 for the Tigers in 2009 when they were knee deep in a battle with the Twins for the AL Central title, is now also gone after a lackluster 2010 campaign.
Kahrl mentions how Benoit gives the Tigers pen a lot more flexibility (as well as adding to one of the hardest throwing pens in baseball) Overall though, she seems to like the Tigers chances of competing in a usually weak AL Central.