TWIDTB XIII: Roster Hunting Season



Quick, take a deep breath. Okay, breath out.  This Week in Detroit Tigers Baseball is back with episode thirteen! After a two month hiatus, it feels good to be back. The off-season is here and we have one heck of a primer for you. There are so many topics to discuss and I believe this episode did a decent job in bringing in all aspects of the upcoming December off-season.

Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors joined us to break down the latest trade rumors swirling, tonight’s arbitration decisions, and possible free agents the Tigers could be targeting. You are going to want to bookmark MLB Trade Rumors, because they are the go-to website the next few months for trade, free agent and rule v rumors. Nicholson-Smith shares his thoughts on whether the Tigers should offer arbitration to Placido Polanco, Fernando Rodney and Brandon Lyon. Also we discuss the shortstop position and the free agents the Tigers should be targeting. And finally we discuss the trade rumors involving Edwin Jackson, Curtis Granderson and Miguel Cabrera.

In the discussion panel, Al Beaton of the Wayne Fontes Experience and Greg Eno of the Eno Empire on the web join us to bring you a fan-like perspective of the off-season thus far. The guys make their predictions on arbitration for tonight as well as break down some of the positions that need to be addressed in this off-season. Of course we talk about the trade rumors swirling, and all three of us agree that trading Cabrera better return 3-4 full time players ready to man a position in Detroit right away. We also break down Curtis Granderson’s value and whether trading Jackson for a younger talent is really worth it.

Finally we wrap up the show with Paul Wezner of Tigs Town. Wezner brings us the latest in Rule V draft news, the 40 man roster, winter leagues and much much more. Wezner shares with us the names that the Tigers could loose in the rule V draft as well as the names protected by the Tigers though placing them on the 40 man roster. Tigs Town brings the best minor league coverage and analysis to the internet. I suggest you to subscribe today to get the latest information in the Tigers organization.

That’s episode XIII in a nutshell. Make sure you voice your opinion on the off-season so far by dropping a line on our voicemail hot line- 206-309-9454. Feel free to email in your thoughts at and follow us on twitter as well. And finally, make sure you subscribe to This Week in Detroit Tigers Baseball on Itunes to get every up to date Episode! Have a great week and let’s hope Detroit makes the right decisions throughout the rest of the week.