DETROIT -- So just what did the Tigers do at baseballs winter meetings, which concluded Thursday in Nashville?
General manager Dave Dombrowski, for the third straight year, did nothing of major significance.
Perhaps the groundwork was laid for a trade or free-agent signing later this winter. But the signing of free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew and the trading of shortstop Jhonny Peralta never came close to happening at the Opryland Resort.
Agent Scott Boras tried baiting Dombrowski into signing his free-agent closer client, Rafael Soriano, by saying going with a rookie closer such as Bruce Rondon, which the Tigers are considering, poses a philosophical cliff and is seldom successful.
Dombrowski responded: Well, hes entitled to his opinion.
There was plenty of posturing and little big news anywhere across the baseball landscape. Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke remain unsigned, along with pitcher Anibal Sanchez, who finished the 2012 season with the Tigers.
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