Everyone needs a cause, right?
Well, I abandoned my 2006 campaigns — Craig Monroe Must Go, Shawn Green is the Trade Deadline Target of Choice, the short-lived but wildly popular Give J.T. Snow a Chance and, well, there were others, to avoid being deemed irrelevant in the Tigers blogosphere.
But now, a mere 30 days into this new annum, I’ve got yet another cause: Bring Todd Helton to the Tigers and park his freakish on-base percentage at first base and make it stay there.
Do we like Sean Casey? No. We love Sean Casey. After all, he’s the only one who showed up for the World Series.
But, come on, this is Todd Helton. (Yes, the same Todd Helton that, when I lived in Denver, I begrudgingly accepted as the Rockies’ first baseman of the future even though Andres Galarraga was more than adequate — and then some.) Wind him up and watch him hit 25 homers at Comerica Park.
The Red Sox are out of the running so there’s room for the Tigers to offer a handsome package of players (Monroe, anyone?) including a couple of prospects to the directionless Rockies. Perhaps Dave Dombrowski can persuade them to bring back Neifi Perez for a farewell tour. I know, I know, let’s not get silly…even though you and I know that Neifi could hit at least seven or eight home runs at Coors Field.
I’m just sayin’…