Bowden's Bullets: Tigers interested in Crisp 

December, 1, 2011
Coco CrispAP Photo/Gail BurtonThe Tigers have outfielder Coco Crisp in their free-agent crosshairs.

• The Detroit Tigers are interested in Coco Crisp to help them at the top of the order, as well as Cuban outfielder Yoennis Cespedes, and there are indications that they are open to dealing left fielder Delmon Young in the right deal.

• It looks like the Tigers won’t be able to pursue Jose Reyes or Jimmy Rollins but might be able to persuade Aramis Ramirez to take fewer years to play third base for them. The Milwaukee Brewers and Miami Marlins also are playing on Ramirez. The Tigers re-signed the underrated Ramon Santiago, who did an adequate job for them last year. If Santiago had speed or power, he would be an everyday player. Instead he will platoon with Ryan Raburn at second base.