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.