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Monday, July 24, 2006

Finding a home for Walker

Late Friday night, ESPN's Baseball Tonight mentioned a handful of hitters who could be on the move before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline. One player who was mentioned was Airline High alum Todd Walker.

ESPN listed his post-trade deadline destination as Detroit. It's funny but it seems the Baseball Tonight crew watched the broadcast of the game between the Tigers and the White Sox on Wednesday night. Several times during that game, the broadcast crew repeated the Tigers' need for a professional left-handed hitter who will actually take a pitch.

That is Walker in a nutshell. If you want 20 home runs, he's not your guy. But in a stadium like Comerica Park, doubles hitters and fundamentally sound players are rewarded. From an offensive standpoint, Walker's game would play well in the Motor City.


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