The Tigers should wait until all the big free agent SS guys are signed. If one of them happens to get no offers we can step in then if it's a good fit for a one year deal. But otherwise pass on all these guys
After the big guys are gone explore the options for a trade for one of the displaced guys. Best case is a team looking to dump salary and is willing to take one or maybe two of our lesser minor leaguers for organizational depth..
I am hoping for a Carlos Guillen type deal where we gave up Ramon Santiago and ended up getting him back a year or two years later for nothing.
We need a better than avg defensive SS that is avg or slightly better offensively. Key point is someone that doesn't strike out too much.
If they can do that I will be a happy guy.