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Detroit Tigers offseason targets: Who should the Tigers be keeping a close eye on?

Rob Rogacki will tell us what players to watch -- and what players the Tigers ought to be watching -- during the MLB's 2012-13 offseason.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Edwin Jackson

Free agent starting pitcher Edwin Jackson hasn't been mentioned in any rumors with the Tigers yet, but there's always a possibility that he returns to Detroit in 2013.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Joel Hanrahan

Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan would be a significant upgrade to the Tigers' bullpen, but unless the Tigers could get him to agree to a contract extension, he wouldn't be worth the trade cost.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Curtis Granderson

Don't call it a comeback: Curtis Granderson is on the trade block and would improve the Tigers' outfield, but is he too expensive?

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Tigers Offseason Target: Sean Burnett

Sean Burnett had a great year for the Washington Nationals in 2012. Will this result in a big payday for him in 2013, or can the Tigers find bang for their buck here?

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Tigers Offseason Target: Rafael Perez

The Tigers are looking for left-handed relief pitching, and former Indians lefty Rafael Perez fits the bill.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Asdrubal Cabrera

Jim Bowden of ESPN.com says that the Tigers are interested in Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, but is he worth what it would cost to land him?

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Tigers Offseason Target: Brendan Ryan

Does Brendan Ryan's excellent glove outweigh his horrible bat? Is he even available? Will we survive until Spring Training? Hopefully this post answers at least one of those questions.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Brian Wilson

Wilson is coming off of Tommy John surgery but could fill a key role in the Tigers bullpen in 2013.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Ryan Ludwick

Ryan Ludwick had a bounce-back season for the Cincinnati Reds in 2012 and could command more than the Tigers are willing to pay for a platoon outfielder in 2013.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Scott Hairston

Hairston, a lefty masher, would fit well into the Tigers outfield plans for 2013, but are the Tigers looking to add another bat to the roster?

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Tigers Offseason Target: Koji Uehara

Uehara pitched well down the stretch for the Texas Rangers last season and will be a nice piece for someone's bullpen in 2013.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Carlos Villanueva

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Carlos Villanueva could be a cheap option for the Tigers rotation, but he doesn't look to be much of an improvement over anyone currently in the Tigers' system.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Stephen Drew

The Tigers are apparently interested in free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, but is he worth it?

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Tigers Offseason Target: Dan Haren

Angels right-hander Dan Haren battled injury issues last season, but could be a cost-effective option for the Tigers' rotation.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Joakim Soria

Having recently undergone Tommy John surgery, Soria's future effectiveness is in question, but he could be a huge value pick-up for the Tigers bullpen.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Shin-Soo Choo

Shin-Soo Choo is apparently on the trading block, but the Indians probably aren't too keen on trading him to a division rival.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Mike Adams

Mike Adams had surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome this offseason, but he could be a great option for the Tigers' bullpen going forward.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Kyuji Fujikawa

The Tigers haven't historically pursued Japanese free agents, but Kyuji Fujikawa might be the perfect fit to bolster their bullpen for the next few years.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Suzuki struggled for the Mariners in 2012 before rebounding in New York, but does he have enough left in the tank for a whole season (or more) in Detroit?

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Tigers Offseason Target: Jeremy Guthrie

Jeremy Guthrie had a nice stretch run with the Kansas City Royals in 2012 and could be a cost-efficient alternative to Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers in 2013 and beyond.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Josh Hamilton

The Tigers don't need Josh Hamilton, but sometimes baseball isn't just about needs. Sometimes it's just fun to dream about running out an All-Star lineup every single day.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Alex Gordon

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon would be a huge upgrade for the Tigers in 2013, but is he even available?

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Tigers Offseason Target: Nick Swisher

Signing Nick Swisher would cost the Tigers their first round pick now that he declined the Yankees' qualifying offer, but he would be a big upgrade in right field for 2013 and beyond.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Justin Upton

Justin Upton would upgrade the Tigers' outfield, but is he worth the stable of prospects that he would cost?

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Tigers Offseason Target: Jason Bay

Jason Bay and the Mets agreed to part ways yesterday, freeing him up to sign with any team. Would the Tigers be interested?

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Tigers Offseason Target: Shane Victorino

Shane Victorino did not play well in 2012, but could prove to be a valuable outfield pick-up as he looks to bounce back in 2013.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Melky Cabrera

The inevitable steroid questions will surround Melky Cabrera for the rest of his career, but he could prove to be a low-cost, high-reward upgrade for the Tigers outfield next season.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Zack Greinke

While unlikely, Zack Greinke could be the "big splash" that Tigers owner Mike Ilitch has been known to procure if Anibal Sanchez decides to sign with another team.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Cody Ross

Cody Ross is a solid if unspectacular upgrade over the Tigers' current right field situation, especially against left-handed pitchers.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Angel Pagan

Angel Pagan would look great in a Tigers uniform, but will he leave San Francisco?

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Tigers Offseason Target: Michael Bourn

Michael Bourn is one of the most talented outfielders to hit the free agent market this winter, but will likely command a king's ransom for his services in 2013 and the foreseeable future.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Rafael Soriano

Yankees closer Rafael Soriano opted out of his contract yesterday and hits the free agent market likely to become one of the highest-paid relievers in baseball.

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Tigers Offseason Target: Torii Hunter

Veteran outfielder Torii Hunter is one of the most sought-after free agents this offseason. Should the Tigers try to sign him?

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Tigers Offseason Target: Andre Ethier

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly interested in trading two-time All-Star outfielder Andre Ethier. While he would be a massive talent upgrade in the Tigers outfield, is his contract worth the investment?

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