Rosterlation V. 2.0

On Friday I looked at the possible acquisition of Martin Prado and Jair Jurrjens from the Atlanta Braves. Today I woke up and thought it would be a good idea to look at the roster if Dave Dombrowski went a different direction before I dove into Reviews and Expectations that I’ll be busting out later this week.

What the 2012 Detroit Tigers “Could” Look Like

SS Jimmy Rollins (4 years, $55 million)

2B Kelly Johnson (2 years, $16 million)

1B Miguel Cabrera (4 years, $86 million remain)

DH Victor Martinez (3 years, $38 million remain)

RF Brennan Boesch (team control)

LF Delmon Young (2 years, $16 million, club option for 2014)

3B Jhonny Peralta (1 year, $5.5 million, club option for $500K 2013)

C Alex Avila (team control)

CF Austin Jackson (team control)

Starting rotation

SP Justin Verlander (3 years, $60.3 million remain)

SP Doug Fister (team control)

SP Max Scherzer (3 years arbitration)

SP Rick Porcello (2012 club option)

SP Jacob Turner (team control)

How this roster happens

Note the quoted “could” is definitely not a “should” or even a “would”. Personally I don’t see this happening, not only because signing an impactful shortstop AND second basemen who would also bat 1-2 in the lineup is a pretty difficult task to accomplish, I doubt Dombrowski would feel the need to throw that much money at Rollins who is a B-List version of Jose Reyes. But still, if a trade can’t be reached with the Braves (which SHOULD happen given the Braves desire to get rid of Prado and Jurrjens and the Tigers need for a 3B/2B as well as the Tigers availability of talent that the Braves want) the Tigers cannot return to a bevy of infielders as they did last season.

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