Found November 06, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- What big game would you hunt if you were Dave Dombrowski? Tigers fans love to speculate on the moves their general manager should make to finally win a World Series. With that pursuit in mind, here are three names to consider: Josh Hamilton, Torii Hunter and Ryan Madson. The Hamilton possibility took on life when a pair of CBSSports.com writers picked the Tigers to sign the Rangers 2010 AL MVP. However, keep in mind that the top baseball writers from that web site -- Jon Heyman, Scott Miller and former Tigers beat writer Danny Knobler -- speculated on Hamilton landing elsewhere. Dampening that thought, ESPN.coms Jerry Crasnick polled 22 general managers on the winner of the Hamilton sweepstakes, six said the Brewers, five said the Rangers and nobody picked the Tigers. So, there is no reason to believe Hamilton will end up wearing the Olde English D. But was there any reason to believe Prince Fielder would sign with Detroit last year? Not really. And signing him for n...
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