Brandon Inge has broken his silence and seems to still be coming to terms with the situation he is now in. For now, Brandon will report to the Tigers Spring Training with the catchers, though Dombrowski is still seeking a trade. According to Brandon, this is the worst situation he could be in:
“I look at it this way. My absolute preference would be to stay in Detroit as the starting third baseman. My next preference would be to stay in Detroit, starting at any other position. Next on the list would be to start elsewhere at third base — and fourth would be to stay in Detroit as a bench guy.”
That said, he could quickly jump to being a starter behind the dish for the 2009 season given the low depth in the Detroit farm system at the position and the loss of Pudge Rodriguez. A few weeks ago I wrote about his prospects at catcher and how this is really the best situation for all involved.