RealClearSports
Advertisement

Time for Tigers, Ordonez to Split

AP Photo

It's time to say good-bye to Magglio Ordoñez.

Thank him for the memories that won't soon be forgotten. Praise him as one of the classier athletes to grace this town. But it's painfully obvious that Maggs no longer can handle the demands of being a reliable regular contributor on a team in a playoff race it can't afford to lose.

It's time for burying the sentimentality and moving forward.

The Tigers should have released Ordoñez on Monday after acquiring outfielder Delmon Young from the Twins. But the Tigers couldn't bring themselves to that final parting. Instead, they took the only other available route -- rendering Ordoñez a part-time player for the remainder of the season.

But how is a designated run producer who has produced...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Tigers Underperforming or Overrated?

Lynn Henning, Detroit News - May 18, 2012

It is late afternoon at Comerica Park and the scoreboard says in big, baby-blue letters that the Twins just beat the Tigers for the second consecutive day. In slightly smaller baby-blues, it insists the Tigers are 18-20 six... more »

Injured Rivera Not Ready to Quit

John Harper, New York Daily News - May 5, 2012

If a man can make walking with crutches look effortless, well, who else but Mariano Rivera? Here he was, practically gliding across the clubhouse on his new crutches, when he noticed everyone studying his every move. “I didn't... more »

Can Indians Salvage Ubaldo Jimenez?

Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer - May 5, 2012

Dan O'Dowd made it known that Ubaldo Jimenez was available; it was as much a warning as an opportunity. The Tribe knew that. Just as they know O'Dowd well. He is the team's former assistant general manager from 1988-98. He has... more »

MLB: The Art of Buying Low

Nando Di Fino, CBS Sports - May 5, 2012

Fortunes have been made on being able to figure out when it's just the right time to buy something low. Cars, stocks and bread are just a few examples. Of course, each comes with its own set of risks: the car could... more »