The rumors surrounding Rafael Soriano joining the Tigers are getting stronger, Danny Worth could be the Tigers next shortstop, and Rogo gives his opinion on booing. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.
Here's why it's doubtful - merely doubtful - the Tigers will make a blockbuster trade next week involving their royal-blue trade chips.
I Don't Get the Point of Booing
Writing about Ryan Raburn the other day got me thinking about something. Looking back at the twenty years or so (yikes) that I’ve been going to games, I tried to remember if I’ve ever booed anyone.
Stephen Drew just doesn't seem like an upgrade. That would obviously leave the Tigers with a hole at the position, which brings me back to Worth.
Does this sound like a familiar scenario: The Tigers say they’re set at a particular position, one where prominent agent Scott Boras has a well-known free agent looking for a market.
The Tigers are Basically Slaves to Scott Boras
Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn
There is a giant building that Scott Boras owns. In its vast domain is an explicit library filled with DVDs and Photographs, and perhaps even some VHS tapes of random Owners and General Managers in Major League Baseball doing things that are most certainly embarrassing. Mike Ilitch, it turns out, has a whole wing dedicated to him.
Loosening the Purse Strings
Today a report surfaced from Peter Gammons that the Tigers owner Mike Ilitch spoke with super(!) agent Scott Boras about free agent closer Rafael Soriano.
Cabrera Contributed to a Third of Tigers Runs in 2012
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
Yesterday, I introduced the Runs Assisted (RAS) statistic which gives players credit for runs to which they contributed without getting a run scored or RBI.