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The Tigers are looking for shortstop help, and may have the Red Sox's Julio Lugo on their radar screen. The Boston Globe reported on Sunday that Detroit is contemplating a deal with Boston to send either left-hander Nate Robertson or left-hander Dontrelle Willis to Boston for Lugo, but that some money issues would have to be resolved.

 

Lugo, who turned 33 on Sunday, hit only .139 with runners in scoring position last year, but the Tigers might have visions of Lugo delivering a strong bounce-back season with a fresh start.

 

Lugo appeared in just 82 games in 2008 and was lost for the season when he suffered a severly torn left quadriceps on July 11. He posted a . 268 average with one home run and 22 RBIs. Lugo also struggled defensively, committing 16 errors in 292 total chances.

 

The Red Sox might have the same notions about Robertson or Willis bouncing back in 2009. Boston has been known to take chances on reclamation project pitchers, including Bartolo Colon and Wade Miller.

 

 

 

Willis, who was traded last offseason to the Tigers in a blockbuster trade with the Marlins, was 0-2 with a 9.38 ERA in just eight games with Detroit. The Tigers eventually demoted Willis to the Minors on June 10, and he returned to make three September starts, going 0-1 with a 8.53 ERA. Robertson was 7-11 with a 6.35 ERA in 32 games (28 starts) with Detroit. The southpaw recorded 108 strikeouts and issued 62 free passes over 168 2/3 innings.

 

This could be a bluckbuster deal.

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Speaking purely as a Marlins fan with a heart of mush it would probably bring tears to my eyes to look down on the field and see Dontrelle Willis pitching for us again.

 

Time erases all wounds and yeah I'm always preaching you can't judge a player today by who he was in the past but ya know, it's Dontrelle, the guy handing out donuts at Fanfest and that joy he brought to anyone who saw him smile. You gotta root for the guy wherever he is. I would love to see him come back and revisit the success he had in 2003, just because...

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Speaking purely as a Marlins fan with a heart of mush it would probably bring tears to my eyes to look down on the field and see Dontrelle Willis pitching for us again.

 

Time erases all wounds and yeah I'm always preaching you can't judge a player today by who he was in the past but ya know, it's Dontrelle, the guy handing out donuts at Fanfest and that joy he brought to anyone who saw him smile. You gotta root for the guy wherever he is. I would love to see him come back and revisit the success he had in 2003, just because...

 

Exactly how I feel, even though he probably would not help the team, he is just the kind of guy you can't help but root for.

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I'd rather have Willis and put Anibal in the bullpen

 

and this is why you are not in charge of a Major league baseball team yet like my most kids your age...

 

 

Willis has shown that he still is a major league arm. Anibal may need some more time to rehabilitate. I would rather have a proven player like Willis who has shown that he can be a cy young kind of player when healthy than a player just coming back from shoulder surgery

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I'd rather have Willis and put Anibal in the bullpen

 

and this is why you are not in charge of a Major league baseball team yet like my most kids your age...

 

 

Willis has shown that he still is a major league arm. Anibal may need some more time to rehabilitate. I would rather have a proven player like Willis who has shown that he can be a cy young kind of player when healthy than a player just coming back from shoulder surgery

The only thing that Willis has proven in the last 3 years is that he is in one of the worst falls from grace of any pitcher in the last 20 years.

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I'd rather have Willis and put Anibal in the bullpen

 

and this is why you are not in charge of a Major league baseball team yet like my most kids your age...

 

 

Willis has shown that he still is a major league arm. Anibal may need some more time to rehabilitate. I would rather have a proven player like Willis who has shown that he can be a cy young kind of player when healthy than a player just coming back from shoulder surgery

The only thing that Willis has proven in the last 3 years is that he is in one of the worst falls from grace of any pitcher in the last 20 years.

 

Just needs to get his mechanics worked out. If you have seen video on him, he has messed up something with his leg kick, the main thing with Willis is he needs to get back to the pitching style he used in 2003. Nothing major, i just don't believe the Tigers went about helping D-Train the best way.

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I'd rather have Willis and put Anibal in the bullpen

 

and this is why you are not in charge of a Major league baseball team yet like my most kids your age...

 

 

Willis has shown that he still is a major league arm. Anibal may need some more time to rehabilitate. I would rather have a proven player like Willis who has shown that he can be a cy young kind of player when healthy than a player just coming back from shoulder surgery

 

Anibal Sanchez is proven when healthy.

Anibal Sanchez is also not making nearly as much as Willis...and Anibal Sanchez DID NOT STRUGGLE IN A BALL LAST SEASON, EITHER.

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Only a blockbuster for Marlins fans. I would love to see him, somehow, someway, end up back in teal.

 

 

As what? A lefty specialist making league minimum? That's about all he MIGHT be good for.

 

 

Dontrelle, and Joyce are very good friends of mine and I don't appreciate you mouthing him like that.

 

Sorry. Personal relationships aside...he's not a good pitcher, at the moment.

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Dontrelle is still a good pitcher, just poorly managed last season and hasn't been treated the right way. Nobody seems to want to correct his mechanics, that's the problem. You are extremely dumb to think Willis isn't a major league pitcher anymore based off of 10 (i believe) starts last season

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