Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tigers Close to Signing Joaquin Benoit According To Morossi

Nice to see us picking up a RP since Coke is going to the rotation most likely and you can't count on Zoom at all. Still not all that easy to depend on RPs year to year to decide if they will make the grade.

Benoit had a spectacular season last year with the Rays. He was fifth in the American League in holds (25), and he struck out 75 batters in 60 1/3 innings with a 1.34 ERA and a microscopic 0.69 WHIP.

Problem is that he missed all of 2009 from rotator cuff surgery, but obviously he is doing alright with it since he had such a great year.

In other news the Marlins got bent over once again trading Dan Uggla for our very own Omar Infante and RP Mike Dunn. You heard that right. A low end starter and a RP for the only guy in MLB history to hit 30+ HRs 4 years in a row at 2B while still being at the age he needs acne treatments. Clearly we could not match it.

People claim it was his contract demands. Duh...Florida pays no one. Tigers would have sheeled out a new deal I'm quite sure and not even blinked, however.

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