SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Mike Ilitch isn’t making any sense. He allows the Tigers to keep Magglio Ordonez around long enough to pick up his $18 million bonus, even though he did nothing the first five months of the season. The Tigers then went out and acquired pricey veterans Aubrey Huff and Jarrod Washburn. Both were giant busts.
Now, the money is gone and reports are swirling that the team is looking to unload payroll by shopping marquee players , including Curtis Granderson, Edwin Jackson and Gerald Laird.