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Dave Dombrowski is about to be a very popular guy

Nov 29, 2009, 12:31 PM EDT

Looking to upgrade your club this
winter, but aren’t thrilled with the available options in free agency?
Well, the cost-conscious Tigers could be baseball’s one-stop-shop.




In his latest piece for FOXSports.com, Jon Paul Morosi conjures up 10 clubs as possible fits for Detroit’s three most talked about stars
– Curtis Granderson, Edwin Jackson and Miguel Cabrera. According to
Morosi, many in the industry believe general manager Dave Dombrowski is
willing to move one or more players from the team’s core in order to
cut payroll.




Just a brief refresher, the team
would prefer to move Jackson over Granderson, according to a team
official from another club, but they are believed to be listening to
offers on both. Meanwhile, Cabrera’s availability is unclear.




The most interesting note from
Morosi’s piece is word from a National League executive who speculated
that the Tigers could net an impressive package of prospects for
Cabrera should they kick in $5 million per season to help pay his
salary. The 26-year-old Cabrera is owed $126 million over the next six
seasons.




The Tigers already have over $100
million in contract commitments for 2010, but Jeremy Bonderman,
Dontrelle Willis, Nate Robertson, Brandon Inge and possibly Magglio
Ordonez coming off the books after the season. I’m no accountant, but it appears that whatever
financial crunch they are having will likely be a temporary one. Either
way, Dombrowski figures to be one of the most popular GMs at the winter
meetings in Indianapolis next week.

  1. GimmeSomeSteel - Nov 29, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    That’s the first time I’ve seen Edwin Jackson referred to as a “superstar”. Cabrera is a superstar, Granderson is a star, Jackson is a great talent with one good year under his belt.

  2. D.J. Short - Nov 29, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    Thanks for calling me on my obvious hyperbole. I’ve downgraded my description to the less-offensive “stars.” Good day!

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