Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Replacements for Victor Martinez

Five replacements for Victor Martinez - The GM's Office by Jim Bowden Blog - ESPN

I am sure this list of five is behind the Insider wall. There are good names on it but the top two suggestions are not viable for one reason (lack of major league experience) or another (super low AVG).

Let's just look internally. The team may be better off shifting Delmon Young to DH and let any number of 0-3 players wander in left field. I am thinking Andy Dirks/Ryan Raburn type of budget-aware move.

Can it be worse than Young defensively? That is the question one needs to ask before simply throwing out Johnny Damon or Carlos Pena's name as full-time DHs.

Maybe the Tigers get lucky with Ryan Strieby like they did with Brennan Boesch.

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