Dan Lambskin wrote:we have about a 0.01% of getting Crawford...i'd like Werth better if he was left handed but he's better than anything we're going to put in RF...depends on the price though...being a Boras client i sure dont want to shell out $75M/5 years
It would take some planets aligning, I agree, but if Crawford is a 1% chance I'd hardly think Werth would be any better than a 5% chance. Assuming NY makes a splash in the headlines with either Lee or Crawford, I can't see Boston sitting idly by while Werth signs with the Tigers for less money.
Being 100% honest with myself, I admit the Tigers probably aren't going to make any huge splashes this off-season. Sure, we've freed up a bunch of money, but this isn't a very deep player pool we're looking at and we're competing with all the usual suspects for the premier free agents.
Only a few days into the process and I'm already tempering my expectations by a lot.... it's feeling more and more like the Tigers are going to field nearly the same club next season and just pocket all that money. Best case scenario they're a couple games back at the deadline and decide to spend some of it then. Otherwise it's just not worth throwing long-term money at anything. Nobody out there is going to command a multi-year deal outside of these top five or six guys.
As for him being a Boras client... I'm well aware of Dombrowski's fondness for him. Maybe he can at least negotiate a reach-around out of the deal.