Found July 27, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Brennan Boesch
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers made a big pre-deadline trade as expected. Bringing in Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez shored up two of the team’s biggest needs, another capable starting pitcher and a solid 2nd baseman. The only apparent need still on GM Dave Dombrowski’s wish list is a right-handed hitting outfielder, preferably one with some pop and defensive acumen. Carlos Quentin re-upped with the Padres last week so his name has been crossed off the list. Josh Willingham is another hot name being bounced around but the Tigers are not in on those rumors. Dombrowski seems intent on adding someone, but there just isn’t much left that won’t cost a payout the Tigers aren’t willing to give. 35-year old Reed Johnson of the Chicago Cubs is one name that has been mentioned in the last few days. Ryan Raburn’s struggles necessitate one more move Johnson hits right handed and is batting .329 against lefty starters, which is the void the Tigers are trying to fill. Overall, Johnson is hitting .305 with 3...
2 Comments:
  • Reed Johnson would be a good pickup. Definitely release Ryan Rathburn.
  • I agree about Ryan, its time to release. There must be enough young talent in the minors that the Tigers have to pull from that will not have the team spend a stupid amount of money for as it would for a player from another team especially a player that is 35 years old. My opinion is look in house where you have young talent.
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