Back To Work: Looking Forward at Tigers’ Roster (Part 1)

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Matt Wallace in MLB
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The Tigers face a number of arbitration situations this offseason, and a fair number of them involve players who could potentially net the Tigers some extra draft picks. Today, I'm going to kickoff a series in which I will look at each of these players. I'm going to start with Brandon Lyon because, well, he's the first one of these players who came to mind.á According to Eddie Bajek's fine work with cracking Stats, Inc.'s compensation formula, we can safely assume Brandon Lyon is going to be a Type B Free Agent. This means if the Tigers offer him arbitration and he turns it down, they will receive a draft pick in the 2010 draft as compensation. For this reason, my initial thought was that fact makes the decision on Lyon easy. My knee jerk reaction was offer him arbitration and don't ...

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