Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 12/4/12
Its a coincidence really but its appropriate. In a confluence of cultures, baseballs winter meetings are smack dab in the middle of the Christmas shopping season. Its the time when baseball fans become 5-year-olds. They develop some uncharacteristic brat. The universal whine becomes Gimme! There's a wish list without much consideration into what Mom and Dad can afford. Usually wishes this grand in Nashville involve recording contracts, big hair and occasionally teeth. Torii Hunter was an early Christmas gift for Detroit. It turns out that Torii and the Tigers gave that gift to each other, so right field is set for a couple of years. Victor Martinez returns from Santas workshop. From all accounts, the elves did well and hes now a remanufactured element with a new warranty. The team would love a new shortstop and a closer and perhaps another right-handed bat. Id love more hair. You cant have it all. The Tigers went to the World Series in October. It now seems a forever ag...
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