It has been a somewhat disappointing off-season for Detroit Tigers fans thus far. The Tigers did add players to fill voids at important positions, but no "big name" players have been welcomed to Detroit just yet.
Detroit signed shortstop, Adam Everett to a one-year deal, traded for catcher, Gerald Laird and pitcher, Edwin Jackson.
When the off-season rolled around many Tigers fans (including myself) were hoping and praying for a K-Rod sighting. Well, we all know that didn't work out. The Yankees have improved tremendously and Detroit has to do something to keep up with them. So, how about Manny Ramirez?
Manny has gotten a two-year, $45 million offer from the Dodgers and a three-year offer from the Yankees, but it seems New York has dropped out of the running since signing Mark Teixeira.
So how about GM Dave Dombrowski offers up a three-year, $45 million deal? You say the Tigers don't have to money. But, they could if this deal went through.
The deal could set up a trade of Magglio Ordonez and his nearly $16 million salary in 2009 for maybe a better shortstop or even bullpen help. The Tigers have shopped around Ordonez for awhile now and could be traded easily.
If that all went through, the Tigers would actually save $1 million per year. With that extra cash, you could sign a mid-level reliever.
I think it works out nicely, how about you?