Tigers don't need replacement shortstop to hit, says MLB analyst Bill Ripken
LAKELAND, FLA. -- When it comes to winning pennants, you don't need a heavy-hitting shortstop. But you'd better not have a heavy-handed one.
This truth blazed forth Tuesday when long-time big-league infielder Bill Ripken on Tuesday assessed what the Tigers need for their vacancy at shortstop:
"They would take a .000 batting average if he could go out and catch every ball hit to him," Ripken said.
Ripken is now an analyst for MLB Network. He played 12 years in the big leagues as an infielder, primarily as a second baseman (the Tigers were his final stop, in 1998). His brother,... read more