The Detroit Tigers are all in for the 2012 MLB season, having proven that after they signed Prince Fielder to a massive nine year contract worth well over $200 million. That came on the heels of learning they would be without the services of Victor Martinez for the entire season. By signing Fielder and moving Miguel Cabrera to third base, Detroit fired a warning shot that they were doing everything possible to make a run at a World Series championship within the next couple of years.
But the Tigers are still struggling this season, as they currently sit at 35-37, three games behind the Chicago White Sox for first place in the American League Central. The offense is inconsistent, and the pitching has not been exactly been stellar at times. And where the Tigers have already sacrificed defense for offense by moving around Cabrera, would they consider adding one more big bat who is not exactly known for his play in the field?