Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Inge’s bat will determine if he makes the ball club next week for Opening Day. Well his bat is silent. Inge is batting .159. There is no way he can be the opening day starting second baseman against the Boston Red Sox. He lost his job to Danny Worth and Ramon Santiago.
They are better, more valuable and they are better.
The Tigers are in it to win it and they cannot have dead weight holding them back. Currently the Tigers carry 5-1 favorites to win the World Series. Only the Philadelphia Phillies have lower odds at 4-1. So the Tigers are serious about winning but in order to pull this off they need all hands on deck.
My broadcast partner Mike Valenti maintains that Inge will start at second base. I believe he is a fool but if he is right then Tiger fans need to react. You cannot sit there and cheer the man. You must send a message to General Manager Dave Dombrowski, Manager Jim Leyland and owner Mike Ilitch.
You must send a message that you are not happy. I don’t normally promote booing but you have to do something. The Tigers listen to their fans when you actually say something. Now is the time if Inge is in the starting line up. Just don’t sit there and accept this. He is baked and should be gone.