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Right now, there are no great answers for the second base conundrum that haunts Tiger fans. Ever since Placido Polanco left Detroit after the 2009 season, second base has been a revolving door of sorts.
Now, we are down to two players: Ramon Santiago and Danny Worth. While they are both able to play the position defensively, neither one can contribute enough offensively to consider them a permanent answer.
Up to this point, the Tigers are getting no offense from these two at second base. They are hitting for a combined average of .191 and have a combined 23 strikeouts.
This will not be enough to get the Tigers to the top of the AL Central. While many thought that Cabrera and Fielder alone would be enough, along with the occasional help of Peralta, Young, Avila, it simply will not get the job done in a division that is much more competitive than anyone thought it would be.
Therefore, something has got to be done. Even though recent rumors suggest the Tigers are not interested in a trade to bring a new second baseman to Detroit, expect it to happen.
They will not and can not let this continue much longer.