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Tigers, Rangers close on Laird?

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The Detroit Free Press has an item up suggesting that Gerald Laird could be moved before the winter meetings start on Monday:

The Tigers have become "more aggressive" this week in trade talks concerning Texas catcher Gerald Laird, one industry official with knowledge of the negotiations indicated Thursday and Friday.

That is significant, since it seemed possible Friday that the Rangers could reach an agreement on Laird before the winter meetings open Monday in Las Vegas.

The Tiger system isn't real strong, but they (along with the Reds) appear to be the most aggressive suitors for Laird, and I guess the Rangers could be interested in some high-upside guys Detroit has.  Wilkin Ramirez, for example, is a power hitting COF prospect, and the Rangers have a dearth of guys like that in the system.