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Of these four players, the two who interest me the most are Michael Bourn and Rafael Soriano.
I had not thought of moving Jackson out of center field before, but the more I think about it the more I like the idea of having Jackson in left and Bourn in center.
Jackson is a very good defender, Bourn is a great defender. Also, I like the sound of Bourn and Jackson being at the top of the batting order.
Andy Dirks, Avisail Garcia, Brennan Boesch and Quinton Berry would be competing in spring training to be the reserve outfielders/pinch runners. Dirks and Garcia probably would have the edge, because they're able to play multiple positions and defend well.
With Soriano, a deal would only happen if he was willing to take a one- or two-year deal. The Tigers might be willing to give him 15 million for one year or 14 over two, but Soriano will not get four years or $60 million. Signing him would put the Tigers in an ideal situation regarding their bullpen.
Assuming Rondon is ready for the big leagues, they can have him start working in low-pressure situations, allowing him to be mentored by Dotel, Benoit and Soriano. It also allows the Tigers to look for one more reliever (preferably a lefty) for their pen.
The Tigers pen would look like this: Duane Below (long relief), Phil Coke (LHP), Bruce Rondon (RHP) Octavio Dotel (7th), Joaquin Benoit (8th), Rafael Soriano (9th).
Not too shabby.