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Brandon Inge is hoping hoping to make the move from third to second in 2012
Brandon Inge had a year worth forgetting about in 2011.
The former third baseman saw virtually every stat fall. He only hit three home runs last year, although he did spend some time in Triple-A Toledo. His OBP slipped below .300 for the first time since 2003. His average was sub-.200.
So, why should Inge be a starter at second base? A few positives:
1. He's probably the best defender of the group, if only by a small margin.
2. Fans like him, although that number is decreasing daily.
3. He'd become a "happy camper" again.
4. The Tigers are paying him too much money to sit on the bench.
As you can see, not a lot of these relate to actually playing baseball. Neither would this move, because Inge had a terrible season compared to the other options from a statistical standpoint.