It's become the hot topic in Tiger Town, at least among the traditional media that covers the Detroit Tigers. Should the team release Magglio Ordonez?
- Lynn Henning says Maggs should be cut loose.
- Jason Beck thinks Ordonez shouldn't be written off.
- Drew Sharp (sigh) says Magglio should go.
- Jim Hawkins doesn't think so.
The pressing concern is the contract option for 2010 that kicks in after 135 starts or 540 plate appearances. (An option for 2011 would vest with 270 combined starts and 1080 PAs between 2008 and 2009.)
As Billfer points out at The Detroit Tigers Weblog that releasing Ordonez to avoid those clauses would surely invite legal action from the MLB Players Association. Kurt adds at Mack Avenue Tigers that Maggs has been hitting well over the past month, so such a move would make poor baseball sense.
But what do you think? Maggs does seem to have lost his power, and $33 million over the next two years is a lot to pay for a guy who can still hit, but apparently no longer drive the ball. That brings us to this week's poll question:
Should the Tigers release Magglio Ordonez?
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. Please add your thoughts in the comments.
How did our last poll go?
Hey, we ended up with a pretty close poll! (Although, to be fair, leaving it open for an extra week probably allowed Verlander to catch up to BigMig.)
If you can only choose one, which Tiger should be an All-Star?
33% Justin Verlander
13% Brandon Inge
38% Miguel Cabrera
5% Curtis Granderson
9% Edwin Jackson