The Detroit Tigers are all in. They paid for that last offseason, and they can’t fail. They’re going to have to do all they can to make sure they make the investment in Prince Fielder pay off. The only way to do that is to go after some starting pitching, but I just don’t know when they’re going to do it. With all the MLB Rumors, I can’t believe they haven’t pulled the trigger….on something. They need pitching badly and there’s a ton of names on the market.
The Tigers need one of the following: Matt Garza, Zack Greinke, Ryan Dempster, Brandon McCarthy, or Cole Hamels.
They’re going to have to part with Jacob Turner and Nick Castellanos if they want Hamels, Garza, or Greinke, but could pull the trigger on Dempster or McCarthy without giving up those two guys.
Why aren’t they? You might have to tell me. When are they going too? I would say July 15 at the latest. It just doesn’t make sense to me and I don’t know. I don’t have a ton of answers for you, Tigers fans, but I can sympathize with you whole-heartedly.
I believe a major reason for the delay is they’re waiting for one of the guys to get traded to set the market value. It’s the only logical reason for the lack of aggressiveness. The problem with that waiting philosophy? They could miss out on ALL of those players, and then they’ll miss the playoffs altogether.
I don’t know. I think Matt Garza or Zack Greinke makes the most sense, but that’s just me.
We’ll see what happens, but the Tigers need to do something before it’s too late.