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Tigers “haven’t for a moment considered signing” Jose Valverde

Feb 21, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

Jose Valverde AP

Last week Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he was “totally shocked” and “broken-hearted” that Jose Valverde hasn’t found a new team. And, being the jerk that I am, I noted that if Leyland was truly “broken-hearted” he’d probably try to convince general manager Dave Dombrowski to re-sign Valverde considering the price tag certainly can’t be much at this point.

But that won’t be happening, as Lynn Henning of the Detroit News writes:

Tigers have been busy endorsing Jose Valverde in every fashion but one: They haven’t for a moment considered signing him.

This is like breaking up with someone, telling all your friends to date them because they’re really wonderful, and then changing the subject when asked: “Wait, why did you break up with them if they’re so great?”

  1. historiophiliac - Feb 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I still disagree w/ you, Aaron. I think Leyland probably has suggested they bring him back. It wouldn’t be the first time DD has used narrowing Leyland’s choices to strengthen their strategy. Stay strong, DD!

  2. beelza - Feb 21, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Not even entertaining the synaptic firing which would birth any Valverde thought, DD has saved Jimmy from himself.

  3. pisano - Feb 21, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Gee, I can’t figure why they wouldn’t, he’s a train wreck waiting to happen.

  4. kev86 - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Hello Mets?

  5. Minoring In Baseball - Feb 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Wow, big news. No reason to sign him at this point. Time to move on for both. If he pitches well in the WBC, then he should find a spot on some team.
    http://minoringinbaseball.com/

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