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Much like Guillen, Magglio Ordonez has been one of my favorite Tigers and baseball players in general.
He was brought in from the White Sox as a huge free agent signing and lived up to his contract. He's made two All-Star rosters since joining the Tigers in 2005 and had an absolutely monster year in 2007, hitting .363, smashing 28 HRs and driving in 139 RBIs. Ordonez generated serious MVP buzz that season, eventually finishing second to Alex Rodriguez.
However, the issue with Ordonez is not that he hasn't been great for the Tigers, but that he should've been gone last year.
After a respectable 2010 campaign, Ordonez was rewarded with a one year, $10-million contract. So far, he's played only 31 games due to an ankle injury, cranked just one ball out of Comerica and is hitting .177—a number more often associated with my blood pressure than with a batting average.
The Tigers could've gotten any number of outfielders for that kind of money, most notably Lance Berkman, who signed a one year, $8,000,000 contract with St.Louis. So far Berkman's had a fine offensive year, hitting just above .300 and belting out 17 homers. I love Ordonez and will always have fond memories of him sporting the Olde English D, but it's time to seek talent elsewhere and let him walk come 2012.