daweasle wrote:wondering what you guys think of the 1B/DH spot in detroit?
Be prepared for the equivalent of "Running back by committee" IRT the 1B/DH spot - at least in the first half.
As has already been said:
Young - Detroit can't escape the FAT - even if he loses 30 lbs, his contract is TOO FAT for his production.
Pena - This is the proverbial "watch him break out if we trade him" situation. The Tigers are still infatuated with the "Pena Potential" - even though he's hasn't lived up to it in 4 full years.
Shelton - he has the most to lose here - and ironically he was the more productive of the 3 on a consistent basis last year.
This is a typical yearly dilemna in Detroit, as much of their farm system over the last 5-10 years has been filled with guys just like this - guys who would be on the unemployment line if it were not for the DH.