Thursday, December 16, 2010

On Tigers signing Magglio Ordonez

I think signing Magglio Ordonez will help the Tigers, but it was at a steep price. Couldn't they get two corner outfielders for $10 million if they were creative in trades? Will it hinder them when it comes to upgrading the catcher's spot? Hey, don't they need more depth in the bullpen and a fifth starter?
A lot will, of course, depend on Ordonez's ability to play right field. He used to be adequate there. Not sure that applied the last couple seasons - before the ankle injury. I do believe he can still hit for average, but will he produce 20 home runs?



Blogger Barry said...

Pat, Tigers needed a right-handed bat and Maggs fits the description.
Hopefully he will DH when VMart is catching. Tigers should be happy with a one year contract. With the Tigers bullpen they will get 9 cracks or innings at winning the game. I wonder who the 25th man will be Boesch or Kelly or Thomas?

4:12 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He'll hit for average. Cabrera's presence means he'll see pitches. If Jackson gets on base more, which he should, some of the resulting fastballs are gonna get launched into the seats. This is a good signing. Magglio just fits here. Chemistry is important, too.

7:08 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a fan of resigning Ordonez. He is not a bad guy but the Tigers need to get younger and faster. I see 87 wins tops.


7:11 PM 
Anonymous Michael C said...

This signing was necessary, IMO. Otherwise Martinez was just replacing Magglio and we basically had the same offense as last year (likely minus Boesch's hot start as well).

I don't think two 5 million options in the outfield would've been near as worth it. We have numerous solid options (Raburn, Boesch, Wells), what we didn't have was a proven guy that you could trust to hold down the 3-spot. Now we do.

10:04 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat, what do you think this signing does for Boesch's chances for staying on the roster in 2011?

I kinda like this kid's potential but he might have to spend some time at Toledo.

7:22 PM 
Blogger Fred Brill said...

It's a flip of the coin really - but I think the odds are better with Ordonez.

And in the AL Central 87 games might be enough. The Tigers were hot until they lost Mags last season.

But I certainly agree $10M is a lot. But then it isn't my money.

9:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have no problems with the Tig's signing Mags, even at that price. However, I they have not fixed what I believe their biggest problem was from last year and that is depth. I think if they get an injury or two with this lineup they will be in trouble because their depth are stop gap type players. Every year in the post season it seems like the hero is not the star player but rather a role player. It seems to me like their role players are AAAA caliber rather than a "professional". Look at Cody Ross last year or Dave Roberts with the Sox a few years back. What's your thoughts?

lil rob

6:08 PM 

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