Inge Not Going Anywhere

Monday, March 24, 2008

Now that Curtis Granderson is out for the first half of April, it makes it more likely that Brandon Inge is not going anywhere. Inge is not having the best Spring but is very versatile. The Tigers have said that Inge will be the Opening Day center fielder now that Granderson is down, and then he will be moved back to a bench role when he returns. However, because he is so versatile, it makes me think the Tigers will rotate him around at catcher, second base, and the outfield, to get him about 300 or 400 at-bats. Yes, it is still likely that he will be traded at the deadline, but for now, he is platooning with the Tigers. Teams that have shown interest in Inge is the Athletics, Dodgers, Cubs, Rangers, and Blue Jays.


Anonymous 1:40 PM CDT  

The Tigers have not come and said that they will not trade Brandon Inge. They haven't even said what they plan on doing about centerfield. It seems the most obvious choice would be to have Brandon there, however the Tigers like Raburn and feel that he could handle the job. If the Tigers don't trade Inge, he will rotate around catcher, third, short, second and OF, however he is not a platoon with anybody. He would be simply playing center until Granderson came back.