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Tigers believe Guillen is done for 2010

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08:12 AM ET 09.08 | The Tigers aren't expecting to see Carlos Guillen on the field again this season. On the disabled list since Aug. 17 because of a deep left-knee bruise received in a collision at second base, Guillen hasn't improved to the point of participating in baseball activity. And if that's still the case by the end of this week -- which the Tigers expect -- he won't play again this season. The oft-injured Guillen hit .273 with six home runs and 34 RBIs in 253 at-bats. But he's under contract for $13 million in 2011. "From a playing standpoint, we'll run out of time," trainer Kevin Rand said Tuesday. "At this point, I'm not optimistic."

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September 8, 2010  08:19 AM ET

That $13 million next year is not looking so great huh?

September 8, 2010  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That $13 million next year is not looking so great huh?

"Looks pretty good to me"
-Brian Cashman statring at the contract Hal Steinbrenner gave Arod that pays him 30 mil a year until he's 42

September 8, 2010  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That $13 million next year is not looking so great huh?

Depends from which end you are looking.

It doesn't matter how good Guillen is, he can't stay on the field. He is either extremely fragile or just a puss.

September 8, 2010  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Looks pretty good to me"-Brian Cashman statring at the contract Hal Steinbrenner gave Arod that pays him 30 mil a year until he's 42

That dog won't hunt.
ARod is still a great ballplayer, but not at that price, no way, no how.

September 8, 2010  12:36 PM ET

tigers sucks, this is a team that make the same mistake over and over again,to me every team if they really want to invest on a good player they should sign them only for two years deal, if the player gets injury then that's just bad luck, but i will still use the same approach, just sign any good player for two years deal, every team falls on the tramp that boras or any other agent place it on their way and the general managers fall like a fools on the brain wash from those agents, the only deals that should be allowed its when signning a draft pick and only ## one draft pick, other than that two years deal straight like that plain and simple!!

September 8, 2010  02:15 PM ET

the braves need to forget about the post season hopes, ever since they trade for lee who is nothing but a fluke player, they screw their line up glaus had carry the team for awhile even if he was on a slump at least troy glaus could drive some runs and hit more often, this hitless lee its a joke for the team!!

September 8, 2010  02:18 PM ET

the florida marlins are like a minor league system for the red sox and the yankees, the marlins don't care about competition or even try to win their division,they only here to shop their franchise players, money its more important than the sports!!!

September 8, 2010  03:14 PM ET

the braves will go down quietly, the padres will choke on their on blood, the giants can't jump the uptight test on their division, the rockies will bite the dust at the end regardless the last winning games, the phillies will face the yankees and will go down liker they did last year,th rangers are a weak team and they will exit for vacation before we know it, the twins are making some noise but at the end they have to go home and rest,the ray's are a very impredictable team their pitcher rotation at times can pitch well and other times they look like the pirates without and brain going backwards,the reds cincinati are a team that if nobody pays attention they easyly would sneake in and snatsh the championship without hesitation!!!

September 8, 2010  04:04 PM ET

too bad he's back next season. Thankfully they have $60+ million coming off the payroll after this season. maybe they go hard after Crawford or use a small portion of it to improve a couple positions. Other than Crawford the FA market this winter doesn't look that strong. Their focus on youth this season is setting a strong foundation for the years to come with the additions of Scherzer and Jackson as just two examples.

September 8, 2010  04:12 PM ET

the tigers would need a new motor, plus a new program on their computer system!

September 8, 2010  08:29 PM ET

they arent making the playoffs anyway

September 8, 2010  10:17 PM ET

He has a bruise that hasn't healed in three weeks? Looks like someone wanted a little paid time off.

September 9, 2010  12:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

too bad he's back next season. Thankfully they have $60+ million coming off the payroll after this season. maybe they go hard after Crawford or use a small portion of it to improve a couple positions. Other than Crawford the FA market this winter doesn't look that strong. Their focus on youth this season is setting a strong foundation for the years to come with the additions of Scherzer and Jackson as just two examples.

Much agreed. And Guillen does suck. He should retire. When he is healthy for the 1 or 2 games a year he is now it just isnt worth it. In relation to how many games he is actually playing a year you could consider it ARod money if you looked at it at a per actual game played basis. Its sad. But it accomplishe what they needed in getting better free agents to Detroit. And whilst this isnt their year they have a better young core than most teams in the cental and one of the best hitters in the whole game.
Apparently someone still continues to pee in alacrans wheaties but then every good story needs a troll...
Verlander, Scherzer, and Porcello are young and very good pitchers. They also have Oliver and Turner in the farm with more arms on the way. the arms are stocked- its position players where we were weak in all reviews- but then whilest Boesch has cooled- we still have Wells picking up, Rhymes playing excellently, and then there is the gifts from the Yankees like A-Jax and Coke form Granderson... The Tigers have more going for them into this off season than any other team youth wise and with money to spend and prospect out there to trade. It could end up being a very good off season for Tigers fans.

September 9, 2010  08:30 PM ET

Well said, A Fact.

 
September 10, 2010  01:09 PM ET

Guillen gave us some good years, but he can't be depended on anymore. The Tigers should either trade him for a prospect or two (and will still have to eat the majority of the contract) or cut him, ala Damian Easley. Time to move on.

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