According to a source, the Tigers are looking to make a trade and may take a chance on Jeff Francoeur. While Francoeur has struggled, many think it is because of his weight gain over the offseason, which may have affected his swing. He plans to lose that weight and work with a hitting coach this offseason, so a return to a .280-.290 average is very possible. The Tigers would be smart to take a chance on Francoeur while dumping payroll and a somewhat older player. Ordonez has hit .317 with 20 HR in 144 games this season while Francoeur has hit .240 with 11 HR in 154 games. The Tigers could even pay for more of his salary and try to land someone like Will Ohman to help in the bullpen.
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