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While strategy might dictate when you draft an OF, some of these guys break the mold/strategy. I tend to wait, but if you have to opportunity to land a guy who can legitimately contribute in five categories, go for it. Honorable Mention: Hunter Pence, SF; Curtis Granderson, NYY; Giancarlo Stanton, MIA; Michael Morse, WAS 10. Carlos Gonzalez, COL Cargo was a popular top-20 player a few years ago, and although he isn’t top-10 worthy, he is still a five-category stud. Oh yeah, and he plays half of his games at Coors Field. He probably won’t blast 40 homers ever, but he’s got 30-30 potential and the ability to knock in over 100 runs. 9. Jay Bruce, CIN Bruce is your typical power-hitting OF, capable of 40 HR any season. The only trade-off is the likelihood of a low average. He hit 34 dingers this year and drove in 99 runs. With another full season with Joey Votto’s protection in the lineup, Bruce should creep towards 40 HR. 8. Jose Bautista, TOR When healthy, Bautista has proven to be a ...
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The Ryan Raburn era in Detroit came to a quiet end Tuesday afternoon.
In a press release announcing that the Tigers had added pitching prospects Melvin Mercedes and Bruce Rondon to the 40-man roster, along with shortstop Dixon Machado, there was a quiet mention that the Tigers had released Raburn.
Raburn played seven seasons for the Tigers, playing six positions, but none of them...
DETROIT - Bruce Rondon will be the most intriguing Tiger when spring training begins in three months.
Even if the club trades for or acquires a free agent closer such as Ryan Madson, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski whet the appetite of fans when he addressed the media after the World Series and said, Do not discount Bruce Rondon in the role of closer on our ballclub.
– According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports, the Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in short stop Jhonny Peralta, but they won't trade him until they find a better short stop than him.
– The Detroit Tigers released utility player Ryan Raburn reports Brian Britten, the Tigers' Director of Media Relations. A move that clears a spot on the 40-man roster towards the Rule-5...
The Detroit Tigers have released outfielder Ryan Raburn.
Raburn started the 2012 season as a big part of Detroit's plans, but the 31-year-old hit just .171 in 66 games.
The Tigers also purchased the contracts of right-handers Bruce Rondon and Melvin Mercedes, and shortstop Dixon Machado from Triple-A Toledo. Detroit sent right-hander Tyler Stohr outright to Toledo.
DETROIT What now for the Tigers?
Signing right fielder Torii Hunter was a great start, but my guess is that there will be at least two more significant deals or signings.
Deciding what to offer pitcher Anibal Sanchez -- whose interest will heighten after top pitcher free-agent Zack Greinke signs -- and making at least one significant starting lineup move appear to be in the offing...
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According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, free agent short stop Stephen Drew is drawing interest from several clubs including the Detroit Tigers who just exercised a $6 million dollar team option on infielder Jhonny Peralta for the 2013 season.
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Something has to give when a respected veteran major league player is traded to a team and the uniform number he has worn for 16 years is already on the back on one of his new teammates. Usually it ends up costing the new acquisition a nice dinner or maybe even a new car.
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Born: June 20, 1985
Drafted: 1st round, 34th overall, 2006 (Diamondbacks)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: University of Georgia
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