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08-26-2008, 01:32 PM
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Kenny Rogers placed on waivers, could be traded soon

His experience in postseason is a plus

BY JON PAUL MOROSI • FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER • August 26, 2008

If a trade involving Tigers left-hander Kenny Rogers is going to happen before the end of this season, it likely will occur within the next several days.

The deadline to set postseason rosters is Sunday, and multiple officials from other teams believe the Tigers will consider trading Rogers before then.

Rogers said Monday that he was not aware of any trade discussions involving him. And he did not appear concerned with the prospect of being dealt.

"Dealing in hypotheticals is very difficult -- I'm not one to do that," Rogers said. "I haven't thought about a deadline. I'm not worried about one, that's for sure."

The Tigers placed Rogers -- and several other players -- on trade waivers Friday. By this afternoon, the team will know which of them cleared waivers and which were claimed.

If Rogers clears waivers, he could be traded to any team. If Rogers is claimed, the Tigers could attempt to work out a deal with the claiming club.

Rogers allowed six earned runs in Sunday's loss, but his experience -- including 23 scoreless innings in the 2006 postseason -- could make him an intriguing addition for a contender.

He has two characteristics of players often traded in late August: He is due a reasonable base salary over the remainder of this season (roughly $1.5 million), and he is unsigned after this year.

Rogers' contract includes no-trade protection to six teams, including Philadelphia and Texas. Rogers often has stated that he wants to finish his career in Detroit. Upon re-signing in November, he said, "In my heart of hearts, I had no desire to pitch anywhere else."

Yet, it does not appear Rogers has asked team officials to keep him off the trade market in all circumstances.

"I don't make their decisions for them," Rogers said Monday. "I would never try to do that. I know it's hard enough to run this club."
Rogers is 9-11 with a 5.09 ERA in 27 starts. He has allowed opposing hitters a .312 batting average since the All-Star Game, according to STATS LLC.

When asked to assess Rogers' performance the past month, manager Jim Leyland said, "At times, it's a little tough for him. At other times, everything's pretty good. But he's always been a great-conditioned athlete. ... For the most part, he's always ready to go. The good part about him is he's got a way to figure things out. He can do some other things to get a hitter out."

Screwball
08-26-2008, 01:38 PM
I'd want him on my postseason roster. If for no other reason than he doesn't mind getting his hands dirty. ;)

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/rogers3.jpg

Highlifeman21
08-26-2008, 01:47 PM
I guess the Tigers know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run.

But do they know not to count their money while they're sittin' at the table, cuz there'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done?

Sea Ray
08-26-2008, 02:04 PM
It sounds like they've merely put him on the revocable waiver list, something done to most players at one time or another. There's no "news" to this story yet.

Johnny Footstool
08-26-2008, 02:12 PM
He picked a fine time to leave -- four hungry children and a crop in the field.

westofyou
08-26-2008, 02:15 PM
The Mets say he's the Coward of The County

rotnoid
08-26-2008, 02:50 PM
There's always the fried chicken business.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/eb/KennyRogersRoasters-oldlogo.png

nate
08-26-2008, 02:57 PM
There's always the fried chicken business.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/eb/KennyRogersRoasters-oldlogo.png

Kenny could use the slogan Mickey Mantle suggested for his own chicken restaurants:

"To get a better piece of chicken, you'd have to be a rooster!"

Roy Tucker
08-26-2008, 03:00 PM
The Tigers were hoping for a return of Rogers' first edition.

RichRed
08-26-2008, 03:11 PM
There's always the fried chicken business.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/eb/KennyRogersRoasters-oldlogo.png

The man makes a pretty strong bird.

Johnny Footstool
08-26-2008, 03:23 PM
The Tigers were hoping for a return of Rogers' first edition.

They're unsure what condition his condition was in.

Strikes Out Looking
08-26-2008, 03:25 PM
You guys really need to learn when to hold them.

NJReds
08-26-2008, 03:26 PM
I wouldn't be surprised to see him land in Philadelphia.

Degenerate39
08-26-2008, 03:26 PM
I'd want him on my postseason roster. If for no other reason than he doesn't mind getting his hands dirty. ;)

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/rogers3.jpg

They ran out of toliet paper!

Ltlabner
08-26-2008, 06:45 PM
I'd want him on my postseason roster. If for no other reason than he doesn't mind getting his hands dirty. ;)

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/rogers3.jpg

Stay clear of the Hunan Beef. It will tear you up.

RFS62
08-26-2008, 08:06 PM
Gosh I sure wish we could get him.

He's long been a favorite of mine.

:rolleyes:


http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4215

GAC
08-26-2008, 08:12 PM
There's always the fried chicken business.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/eb/KennyRogersRoasters-oldlogo.png

"BAD BIRD! IT'LL MESS YOU UP!"

http://www.thesocialcentre.com/images/kramer2.jpg

RichRed
08-26-2008, 10:00 PM
Gosh I sure wish we could get him.

He's long been a favorite of mine.

:rolleyes:


http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4215

THAT was a quality rant.

paintmered
08-26-2008, 10:41 PM
The Kenny Rodgers saga was six years ago?!? It seems like that all went down last week.