Frankie Rodriguez To Sign With Detroit?

Austin DrakeSenior Analyst INovember 1, 2008

Since the start of last season, I've been dreaming that Frankie Rodriguez would sign with the Tigers in the off season. I've been told that I was crazy, but I kept on dreaming. Now with the Angels likely not resigning him, there's hope!

The Tigers need a closer...badly! After a year of disappointment from Todd Jones, Fernando Rodney, Joel Zumaya and heck, even Freddy Dolsi, Detroit needs a solid back end to the 'pen.

I woke up early this morning and, of course, turned on the computer to check out ESPN.com. Browsing through I saw the ten questions of the off season picture and I decided to take a peek.

I skimmed through and when I saw Frankie's face I stopped. Tim Kurkijan believes that the two front runners for K-Rod are the Mets and the Tigers. Reading on in the article I noticed that Tim doesn't believe that the Mets are willing to give Rodriguez the money he wants, while nothing else is said about Detroit.

Almost in disbelief I sat there...my dream might just come true. I ran to get my phone and I sent a text to anybody who knows anything about the Tigers.

Only time will tell if K-Rod and Detroit will get something in writing. But until then I'll be dreaming of a Hispanic closer, in prescription glasses, and a crazy pitching motion closing games for the Tigers next season. 

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