My guess is the Tigers give Raburn the shot, sticking him in the 8th or 9th hole while moving Renteria up to lead off. Now I know Guzman had some ungodly speed in the minors but that's only valuable if the Tigers bat him first directly replacing Granderson. I don't know if the Tigers are willing to give the lead off job to the virtually untested Guzman. Of course a platoon between Raburn and Gomez might also be an option. Lastly, I don't know why Igne's name is even out there; is 20 errors a season at 3B not enough that the Tigers would like to humor themselves and see if he could double that in CF?
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I'm wondering what this does to Renteria's value with him now leading off? I would expect him to get on base and score more runs than if he was batting seventh or eighth. I'm gonna lose value in the SB department, but I should hopefully break-even in the runs category.
I'm also wondering if they'll be putting Pudge up there to lead off and keeping Renteria where he is at and have Granderson's replacement bat eighth. That would be the worse possible scenario for me.