News and Notes: Griffey to Detroit?

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Reds will likely shop Ken Griffey and Adam Dunn at the trade deadline in hopes of improving their team for the future, opening up speculation to where he could go. The Red Sox, Mariners, Cubs, and Tigers make the most sense and with the Tigers recent opening in the outfield, it makes sense they could bring him in for the final push into the playoffs. If the Reds continue to struggle and are in last or second to last at the deadline, the Tigers might not be forced to give up too much in order to land Griffey. Griffey could easily be slotted in right, left, or at DH --- giving them a powerful lefty in a very powerful lineup.

Meek to stay with Pirates?: The Pirates and Rays are talking a trade that would allow them to hold on to Evan Meek without keeping him on the major league roster. Meek shows potential, but should probably stay in Double or Triple-A this season.

Braves acquire Norton: The Braves acquired Greg Norton from the Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later and cash. Interesting move, but probably a non-issue this season.


Anonymous 8:39 PM CDT  

Why would the Tigers go after Griffey when their offense is stacked and pitching is so obviously their problem? Griffey isn't good on defense either and the Tigers aren't a good defensive team either. What this team needs is more pitching depth, both starting and relieving, not another bat to add to their star studded lineup.

Anonymous 8:40 PM CDT  

The Tigers aren't going to get Griffey, why would they acquire a hitter, when they clearly need PITCHING???

Anonymous 3:22 PM CDT  

Not that I disagree - the Tigers' pitching staff is near the bottom of the barrel - but their lineup has been extremely streaky.

While I'm positive that pitching is their first concern, I'm sure the Tigers are concerned about Sheffield starting in LF. It would make sense to look for a little stability (although I don't believe Griffey is the solution).