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Talk of the Detroit Tigers pursuing a shortstop may have been overblown.
The team cooled on free agent Stephen Drew due to his desire for a multi-year contract and has not discussed a trade for the Indians Asdrubal Cabrera, according to a source with knowledge of the clubs thinking.
Instead, the club is focused on adding a left-handed reliever and finding a right-handed platoon partner for Andy Dirks in left field, the source said.
One outfielder in whom the Tigers have interest, according to a second source: Free agent Scott Hairston, who also is a target of the New York Yankees and New York Mets.
The Tigers earlier this offseason signed free-agent right fielder Torii Hunter to a two-year, 26 million contract.
The team has an opening for a closer, but club officials are excited by the progress of rookie right-hander Bruce Rondon, who has touched 102 mph in the Venezuelan winter league, according to scouts.
As for shortstop, Drew seemed a possible fit on a one-year deal. The Tigers then would have traded Jhonny Peralta, possibly to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com tweets that the Tigers are telling other teams that Brennan Boesch and Andy Oliver could be had in a trade.
No surprise, Tigers telling teams Brennan Boesch, Andy Oliver available in trade
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 3, 2012
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Its a coincidence really but its appropriate.
In a confluence of cultures, baseballs winter meetings are smack dab in the middle of the Christmas shopping season. Its the time when baseball fans become 5-year-olds.
They develop some uncharacteristic brat. The universal whine becomes Gimme! There's a wish list without much consideration into what Mom and Dad can afford.
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Open thread for the Winter Meeting activities…don’t have much time this morning, but I’m sure our community will keep us up to date…check back often.
- Apparently Asdrubal Cabrera has a block on the Tigers, along with the Yankees, Red Sox, Nationals, Giants and Mets. Interesting company.
- I don’t think the Indians want Peralta, but perhaps the Marlins have something that...