An already crowded outfield situation became even more so, with today's trade that brought Josh Anderson over from the Atlanta Braves. There's no question of whether or not he'll be on the team. Anderson is out of minor league options, and Dave Dombrowski said he'll be on the 25-man roster that opens the season next week in Toronto.
So who does this bump off the roster? Ryan Raburn and Clete Thomas will likely go to the minors. Perhaps Jeff Larish will, too. Brent Clevlen is probably done, as he's out of options. But what about Marcus Thames? The Tigers have been trying to trade him, and if they cut him by Wednesday, they'll save close to $2 million.
That brings us to this week's poll question:
Will Marcus Thames be a Detroit Tiger as of April 3, 2009?
Your comments on the subject are also welcome. You can find the poll on the right sidebar below the FanPosts block. Or you can vote here. And if you have suggestions for future poll questions, shoot me an e-mail.
I'm going to say last week's poll was our first close one. The winner was still kind of decisive, but less so than in past weeks. One of these days, I'll think of the right question to charge up the competition.
If Nate Robertson is the fifth starter, how does that make you feel?