Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The Tigers have expressed interest in Todd Jones, but do not seem to have any problems letting him walk. "Unless the Braves have interest, the next (likely) spot to come to is here,"Dombrowski said. "Unless it's an offer he can't refuse, we would like to talk." Jones, 39, lives in Alabama and could take over the closer spot next season for the Braves. It seems the Tigers are ready to give their spot to Joel Zumaya, so Jones is probably gone. Jones was 1-4 with a 4.26 ERA and 38 SV this season, and could put up similar if not better numbers with a NL team like the Braves. The Tigers plan to give Jones a one year contract, but if it is similar to what Atlanta or another team may offer, he may walk to be guaranteed a closer spot.