Today, the Detroit Tigers released third baseman Brandon Inge after a 12-year tenure together. Inge, who was batting .100 (2-20) with 2 RBI this season, was relieved of his duties at third base this season by Miguel Cabrera after the signing of Prince Fielder.
Could the Phillies be interested in Inge's services?
Personally, I don't want anything to do with him. But, I'm not the Phillies and I don't make those decisions.
Inge had been an All-Star just once in his 12-year career, coming in 2009. Inge batted .230 with 27 HR and 84 RBI that season, and he had a semi-good 2010 season. But a deficient 2011 season showed his sudden decline. His .197 average, 3 HR, and 23 RBI in 102 games may have carried his slumpage into this season.
The Phillies do need infield depth, but if any depth is needed it's at third base. Freddy Galvis is doing work over at second, but Placido Polanco is not an everyday third baseman anymore.
It's going to be interesting.
Erik Seybold is a Contributor for Philliedelphia. Contact him on Twitter @ErikSeyboldPHI.