“They were looking for a power-hitting, middle-of-the-lineup-type bat,” Dombrowski said. “So when you looked at it it made sense from both perspectives if a deal could work out.”
With the free agents Infante, Jhonny Peralta, and Joaquin Benoit likely leaving the team, minor league prospects will most likely be asked to fill important roles for the team in 2014.
Dave Dombrowski has never been a predictable general manager.
Jim Leyland had a good run as Tigers manager.
When a team hires a new manager, there are always so many storylines and sub-plots that fill up reporters notebooks or, I guess Twitter feeds these days.
A pain-free Cabrera would make a big difference for the Tigers, and it sounds like he should be on track to do just that.
General Manager Dave Dombrowski will have a long list of moves that will need to be made during the winter.
The suggested names to replace Jim Leyland are coming fast. For the people who crossed their fingers with reptilian excitement to the point where their phones auto complete “Fire Leyland” at the touch of the letter F–they seem stunned.
“He wasn’t going to be shut down,” Dombrowski said.
The end date of the shortstop’s suspension is Sept. 26, and Peralta could start a rehab stint in about a week.