Shelton Still Part of the Plan

Lynn Henning reports today that the Tigers still see Chris Shelton in the big picture (i.e., 25th man or Toledo’s starting first baseman):

The Tigers, however, are in no mood to trade Shelton. Not yet. And certainly not until they receive better offers.Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers president and general manager, said Monday that three teams had called with inquiries about the first baseman.

“They think they’re gonna get him for nothing,” Dombrowski said on Day 1 of the winter meetings. “But we like him.”

My how things have changed. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather send Alexis Gomez to the plate as a pinch-hitter than Shelton.

Did anyone’s stock rise more than Gomez’s in the post-season? I was at the game in Oakland when he smacked that bomb of a homer.

Speaking of lefty hitters, has anyone seen anything anywhere online about Dmitri Young getting a sniff from any team — even as a non-roster invitee?

Surely the Devil Rays would want both Young brothers in camp wouldn’t they?

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