The News‘ Lynn Henning has hinted before at the blasphemous notion of trading The Marquis de Tilde. The reasons against doing this are numerous, the most pressing of all being this blog might cease to be.
Henning’s still on it.
Now will come the corrections.
And what one wonders is whether the Tigers can sufficiently prune their paychecks in any way other than to trade Magglio Ordonez, a marketable player with a big but movable contract.
Who’s this Or-don-ez character? Some upstart young ragamuffin earning his squiggles the ol’ fashioned way?
All right, now I’m scraping for reasons why this move doesn’t make sense. Well, for one, he’s good. Secondly, he’s good. And also, he hits for average and power. Not until Jeff Larish acts like his hair and starts hitting productively and changes his name to Lãrish can we then talk about trading Tilde Force One.
Back to you, Lynn.
Ordonez has the dual benefit Ilitch and Dombrowski could be seeking this autumn. A man now in the hunt for his second consecutive AL batting championship has a huge contract a top club in a big market could consider taking on.
Oh, bother. The most frustrating part in all this is that it kind of makes sense. Such is life. But we here at The Big Tilde have two secret weapons up our sleeves: the silent vigil, and the thinly-veiled threat.
Keep the faith. And I hope you have a good dentist.