Found November 10, 2011 on Detroit Sports 360:

I can’t say that I am surprised that the Detroit Tigers are looking at free agents Kelly Johnson and David Dejesus, but is it the right answer? In a report I read on Pro Rumors, they are saying that that Johnson or Dejesus is a candidate to lead off for us next year. In my free agent tracker I also have Johnson as our #1 free agent 2B option, but still would like an attempt to be made at Jose Reyes.  As far as the choices between Dejesus and Johnson goes, I think Kelly Johnson would be the best answer for the Tigers.

In his first 6 seasons in the majors Johnson averages 19 HRs, 69 RBI’s, 12 SBs and has a .260 batting average. He was drafted by Atlanta and played 4 seasons there before playing for Arizona and most recently Toronto. He is only 29 years old and comes with a price tag that will certainly be affordable for the Tigers. His 12 stolen bases a year is not exactly blazing speed, but defiantly an upgrade from what the Tigers currently have. Johnson would fill a void at 2nd base and lead off for us but in my opinion should be a 2nd option after pursuing Reyes. We shall see what Mr. Dummy-rowski does this off season…but if I was a betting man I would put my money on him not even attempting to go after Reyes and getting Dejesus instead of Johnson!


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