July 1, 2006
NOT EVEN FOR A SHOT AT A WOPRLD SERIES RING?:
Tigers have been coy on moves (Lynn Henning, 6/28/06, Detroit News)
Q . What other players fit the Tigers profile?Posted by Orrin Judd at July 1, 2006 11:38 AM
A . Just because it made perfect sense for both parties, a call was placed last week with Larry Walker, the ex-Cardinals, Rockies and Expos star who would be precisely what the Tigers need down the stretch. He, of course, retired after last season, but he is only 39 and various aches and pains that helped bring about his retirement have all but vanished.
The question was whether a left-handed hitter of his prowess, with the ability to play outfield, first base, etc., might be interested in joining his old manager, Leyland, for a half-season playoff run?
Walker appreciated the inquiry but said he was happy in West Palm Beach, Fla. He also said he was not interested in a Roger Clemens-like "un-retirement," which is a response to be respected.