Attempting to write a blog about the Tigers off-season is, to quote Cosell, an exercise in futility.
“I’m not really sure where that comes from other than people continuing to talk about it,” Dombrowski said, “but the reality is it’s not true.”
Outfielder Rajai Davis and the Detroit Tigers agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $10 million.
When the Detroit Tigers introduced new closer Joe Nathan this week, the news conference quickly became about a lot more than Joe Nathan.
Dombrowski shot down reports of getting guys like Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran and made it very clear that the Tigers will not be players in the free agent market for the rest of the offseason.
“We have to wait and see at the end of the offseason. This is a sign of the times; everybody’s got a budget.”
General manager Dave Dombrowski knows many people will not like this trade.
Might Dombrowski have another massive blockbuster up his sleeve? With him, it seems it is always possible.
“Rumors are going around that (the Tigers) may drop $100 million on Choo,” Valenti said on his radio program Thursday.
“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.”