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Sabean gets a lot of flack from everyone here, but I simply refuse to believe that he's stupid enough to handicap this team for 3 years because they lack a 3rd baseman for one season.

This is going to be one helluva frustrating season. UGH........

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Sabean gets a lot of flack from everyone here, but I simply refuse to believe that he's stupid enough to handicap this team for 3 years because they lack a 3rd baseman for one season.

This is going to be one helluva frustrating season. UGH........



We (myself included) have all been talking about what a rough season this will be, but it's already been 3 rough seasons in a row. It's gut wrenching. I know every franchise goes through stretches like this. I just never imagined in my wildest dreams that we'd ever be as bad, or worse, than the Devil Rays, Royals, Nats, etc.

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I say ok if tigers pick up 18 miillion of the contract


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Hell, Roberts+Kline for Inge straight up. I'd do that. It frees up a spot for an OFer (Davis + Lewis = one OF emoticon ) and "blocks" Frandsen for 3 months (except he'll be playing whenever Durham is injured, so he'd be "blocked" for 6-8 weeks. Plus, the "backup catcher" could be Inge, and that frees up another spot. I don't really want Inge, but if the Tigers take Roberts + Kline, I could live with it.
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There'd be some upside to an Inge deal. The years suck, but the Giants have a third base hole with NO reasonable in-house options to fill it through 2010.

The free agent list in the meantime (As provided by [sign in to see URL]):
After 2008:
Miguel Batista
David Bell
Mark Bellhorn
Vinny Castilla
Mike Cervenak (Da Mayor)
Tony Graffanino
Lou Merloni
Fernando Tatis

After 2009:
Adrian Beltre
Miguel Cabrera (assuming no extension)
Akinori Iwamura (moving to 2B)
Melvin Mora
Robb Quinlan
Ty Wigginton

After 2010:
Garrett Atkins (Assuming no extension)
Wilson Betemit
Eric Chavez
Esteban German
Bill Hall (is he really a 3B?)
Aramis Ramirez
Scott Rolen
Mark Teahan

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Brandon Inge is an incredibly versatile and valuable player on a team like the Tigers -- a team on that will challenge for the AL pennant. He can provide instant and reliable support at virtually any position on the field. He's played center, first, catcher and third and even some shortstop. He is a patient hitter, but had a bad season at the plate in 2007 at precisely the wrong time.

He would be far less valuable on a team like the Giants as an everyday player, and he's the kind of player that is a placeholder until someone better comes along.

Defensively, he's very solid and has a cannon for an arm. Offensively, he has some power and hits lefties far better than righties -- the key is getting even or ahead on count with him which is easy for pitchers with command, combined with his patience, which was one reason why he hit so poorly last season: 400 + of hits ABs reached either 0-2, 1-2 or 2-2 and he hit well [sign in to see URL] in all those situations.

Bottom line: Inge is a bad play for the Giants.

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Brandon Inge is an incredibly versatile and valuable player on a team like the Tigers -- a team on that will challenge for the AL pennant. He can provide instant and reliable support at virtually any position on the field. He's played center, first, catcher and third and even some shortstop. He is a patient hitter, but had a bad season at the plate in 2007 at precisely the wrong time.

He would be far less valuable on a team like the Giants as an everyday player, and he's the kind of player that is a placeholder until someone better comes along.

Defensively, he's very solid and has a cannon for an arm. Offensively, he has some power and hits lefties far better than righties -- the key is getting even or ahead on count with him which is easy for pitchers with command, combined with his patience, which was one reason why he hit so poorly last season: 400 + of hits ABs reached either 0-2, 1-2 or 2-2 and he hit well [sign in to see URL] in all those situations.




You have just described Pedro Feliz.

'nuff said.........


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I just want to cry...

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What if we could trade...

Roberts and Kline for Inge

Winn for low/mid level prospect to Mets (Alou hurt)

This would get rid of THREE bad contracts while taking one back in return. Inge could be "serviceable". Durham/Aurilia will be off the books after the season and we have some money to spend on a 1B/OF bat.



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Tigers do not need Roberts ... and Kline? No.


I'd rather put Inge in middle relief.

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