|Jae Kuk Ryu||10.470|
|Chad Orvella||1.954 |
Kyle Farnsworth appears to be short of Type B Status. To add insult to injury, he ends up behind the likes of Gary Glover. Naturally, Casey Fossum was also well short of Type B. Among the free agents, who should the Tigers look at?
Francisco Rodriguez (A): Will want too much money for a guy whose stats were essentially padded this year. Look past the number of saves. Was he a better closer than Papelbon, Nathan, Rivera, and Soria? No.
Damaso Marte (A): It seems like his option is going to be declined. Turning 34 this offseason, he may be on the decline but could be worth it if the Yankees don't get the Tigers' second round pick for him.
Darren Oliver (A): Has turned into a solid loogy in his career's twilight. Not worth the pick or a multi year deal though.
Jamey Wright (B): His Type B status baffles me. For a below average swing man, anything more than a spring invite is overpaying.
Dennys Reyes (B): LOOGY extraordinaire. He has faced 2.7 hitters per appearance in his three years with the Twins. I wouldn't overpay for him, but could be worth a look.
Alan Embree (B): Embree started to walk too many people this year. If the A's reject his option, he's worth a cheep one year deal but nothing more.
Trever Miller (B): Drafted by the Tigers 17 years ago, an okay second lefty now. I have no idea if the Rays will accept his option or not, but the same applies to him as to others: no more than a year and no more than $1M.
Kyle Farnsworth (None): Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Eddie Guardado (None): Second year back from Tommy John. Even at 38, a resurgence isn't out of the question. Again, a cheap deal is okay.
Juan Rincon (None): Has gotten worse and worse the past few years. No thanks.
Horacio Ramirez (None): One of the most embarassing things a hitter can do is get struck out by Ramirez. Nothing more than a non-roster invitee.
Casey Fossum (None): If he's back, the Tigers will have another losing season.
John Parrish (None): 184BB and 221 K for his career. Pass.
Brendan Donnelly (None): Returning from Tommy John. There's rebound potential, but it's not worth it to go overboard bringing him in.
Keith Foulke (None): If the fork hasn't been stuck in him, finish the deal now. If he wanted to sign with the Tigers, he should have done so when they drafted him out of high school.
Again, not much there. You are probably as likely to get an impact arm at a reasonable price by vigilantly searching the waiver wire.