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The Tigers are shopping Edwin Jackson

Nov 11, 2009, 8:20 AM EDT

FOX’s Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi are reporting that, while nothing is imminent, the Tigers are looking to deal Edwin Jackson in an effort to shed some payroll. Jackson only made a bit over $2 million last year, but he’s arbitration eligible, and coming off a 13-9, 3.62 ERA season he’s looking at a pretty big raise.

That the team feels obligated to at least explore trading a useful pitcher still under team control for three more years because of payroll considerations has to be galling to Tigers’ fans. Especially in light of the fact that they still owe Dontrelle Willis $12 million, Jeremy Bonderman  $12.5 million and Nate Robertson $10 million, and that none of them brought thing one to the table this year or are likely to next year.

Rosenthal and Morosi throw out the Dodgers as a possible suitor, but really, if the Tigers are serious, there are no shortage of teams that could use a guy like Jackson.

  1. GBS - Nov 11, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    I was at a Shoney’s near Detroit this summer one Saturday morning, and Willis, Bonderman and Robertson were eating pancakes at a table with Thing 2 and the Cat in the Hat. Isn’t that close enough?

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