Despite what happens for the Tigers the rest of the season, general manager Dave Dombrowski will probably decline the club option on shortstop Jhonny Peralta and look to upgrade the position.
The importance of the position too could be an area that Dombrowski makes a huge splash with considering his track record in previous offseasons with the team. The question though is who could he go after?
Lynn Henning of the Detroit News highlights one particular player in Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus as a guy that the Tigers not only could use, but a guy they need.
Tigers will pay steeply, but Elvis Andrus is the guy they need. Rangers need to make room for Profar. It’s a deal they’d have to discuss.
— Lynn G. Henning (@Lynn_Henning) September 5, 2012
The heir apparent to Andrus, Henning speaks of is Juickson Profar who is considered one of the top prospects in baseball, so it’s very conceivable that the Rangers could look to put Andrus on the market. However unlike the Rangers, the Tigers...