As expected, the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers are looking to trade Brandon Inge following the deal for Miguel Cabrera.
Along with Inge, Marcus Thames and Chad Durbin are also said to be available as the Tigers look to cut payroll. Another option would be playing Cabrera in left field and keeping Inge at third base, but the Tigers apparently aren't considering that alignment despite how much better it would make their defense. Inge is owed $19.1 million over the next three seasons and hit just .236/.312/.376 in 2007, but plays strong defense and smacked 27 homers in 2006. Dec. 5 - 11:32 am et
The Tigers now have Inge and MCab at third and Maggs, Granderson, Jones, Sheff and Thames in the OF.
I don't like Inge but Thames is one to keep an eye on - 18 HR and 54 RBI in only 86 games and is 1B/OF eligible. If he lands a starting job he is a serious sleeper.