What are they thinking?

It's been a disappointing season for the Detroit Tigers. Mired with a 27-29 record, they haven't lived up to their potential this season. So I was a little miffed to read that they traded one of their relievers Ugueth Urbina for Phillies infielder Placido Polanco.

Their biggest weakness this year (and for the last several years) has been their pitching. Though Urbina has been so-so as a reliever this year, it seem to be that their biggest need is on the mound and not in the infield. The Tiger's offense is good -- not great but good enough. They don't need a hitter. They need someone who can pitch and win.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.