Marlins have interest in Inge

MIAMI — The Marlins have made it clear that they are seeking veteran experience at third base.

A player the club is looking at is Brandon Inge of the Tigers. Now that Detroit has acquired Wilson Betemit, Inge has become expendable. While Inge is having a down year, hitting .177 with one homer and 17 RBIs, he has been with the Tigers since 2001.
He has started 63 games at third base for the Tigers this year, and appeared in 69 games total at the position.

The 31-year-old is making $5.5 million this year. He also is under contract for $5.5 million in 2012 and has a club option for 2013 at $6 million, with a $500,000 buyout.

The Tigers are seeking pitching help, and closer Leo Nunez is drawing interest from a number of teams.

Joe Frisaro


Detroit hasn’t lost when losing after the 7th inning. They aren’t looking for a closer, they’re looking for a SP.

when leading after the 7th inning***

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Trading Inge would be a horrible idea for the Tigers. Remember his 2009 season when he hit 27 HR’s. If he stays down in triple A toledo for a while he will get his swing back and will be able to hit 27 again.

Are you being serious? You’re basing your entire argument on a one season sample size, when even the fat girls with Inge’s All-Star Game jersey know that he hasn’t been the same since his knees gave out. Inge is a “great guy” and the fans loved him, but he’s a career .234/.304/.387 hitter who averages 139 strikeouts a year. He’s a terrible ballplayer and if the Tigers can get value for him now they need to do it.

We need a starter! The bullpen hasn’t given up a lead after 6 innings.

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