my sure to be hated SS plan

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.

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