I have been reading and hearing the past couple days the Tigers have been very aggresive in seeking a bat to help add some much needed offense to this lineup. I am really afraid they might not do anything because of the reemergence of Carlos Guillen even though he cannot hit right handed yet. I would like to see the Tigers get a Josh Willingham or even a Cody Ross rather than say an Adam Dunn or an Adam Jones who both are mainly DHs. I would also like to see them get some help pitching. If they could acquire Jarrod Washburn that would be great but its unlikely to happen. By Friday night I would like to see the Tigers have a new bat that can contribute in this lineup immediately as well as at least a solid late reliever. I will say this right now, if the Tigers can get a Washburn or someone close to him along with Verlander and Jackson, they would have a rotation that can win you a division and possibly a few playoff series. Hopefully they make a couple good moves and I am not bashing the Tigers front office come the weekend. Also, I saw the ChiSox acquired Mark Kotsay today from the BoSox for Brian Anderson. I dont understand this trade from a ChiSox point of view I actually thought Anderson had some potential but I will say this: Kenny Williams better have another trick up his sleeve because I firmly believe right now, the Tigers are better than Chicago and Minnesota. But for my sake as a Tigers fan, I would love to see Chicago make no more moves or another one like this because frankly, I don’t understand it.
The Tigers start a humongous week of baseball after pulling out a humongous 4-3 come from behind victory in Houston on Sunday. They continue the current 9 game road trip on the west coast in Oakland to take on the A’s. The pitching matchups in Oakland clearly favor the Tigers running Porcello, Galaragga, and Verlander out there. Detroit then heads to Minnesota for the biggest series since 2007 and a 3 game set in the tin can. I’ll be back later.