Conventional wisdom seems to indicate that Placido Polaco will not be back with the Tigers next year. His age, suddenly declining production and the emergence of minor leaguer Scott Sizemore add-up to departure for Polanco.
Not so fast, methinks.
I’m not sure what the Tigers’ backup plans are at third base next season, but I certainly would rather have Polanco sign for another year and use him as a part-time third baseman to spell Brandon Inge and a part-timer at second, to serve as a mentor for the Sizemore.
Taking the long view for once and tapping into Polanco’s know-how as a player/coach might make sense for Detroit.
What do you think?