Found March 29, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Andy Dirks
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers have solved virtually nothing regarding their tough roster decisions as the final cut downs loom. This is probably a good thing as it leads one to believe that the competition is stiff enough to require as many looks as possible by management before levying a decision. Left field is still up for grabs, Brandon Inge is still confusing things at 2nd base, and a 5th starter has yet to be determined. When you’re a writer, you get the easy job. You get to say what should happen based on the things we see, which certainly isn’t the whole puzzle. Here’s my stance on which way these 3 debates should finish up: Andy Dirks Left Field goes to Andy Dirks. I like Clete Thomas and his upside but the strikeouts are a concern, and when you factor in that Austin Jackson might need someone to fill his spot at leadoff on occasion, Dirks seems like the better fit. Thomas’ defense isn’t enough to overcome the certainly that Dirks’ bat brings to the equation. In a similar amount of spr...
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