74
      Sunday
      91 / 66
      Monday
      90 / 68
      Tuesday
      85 / 66

      The Eldred campaign

      Mud Hens slugger Brad Eldred is dominating International League pitching.

      It's an election year, so what better avenue to pursue than a campaign?

      We admit it, we're homers for Toledo Mud Hens slugger Brad Eldred to get a call-up to the Detroit Tigers.

      But why not?

      Baseball is a numbers game and Eldred certainly has those:

      .388* - batting average

      9* - doubles

      13* - home runs

      20* - number of games and number of consecutive games he's had a hit

      23* - runs scored

      31* - hits

      35* - runs batted in

      81* - total bases

      (*denotes categories led in all of International League )

      Despite the numbers, Eldred is behind Prince Fielder at first base and Fielder isn't going anywhere.

      The solution should be designated hitter.

      The Tigers have struggled at the DH spot in their last five games with a .150 average and 0 RBI's.

      Do you think the Tigers should give Brad Eldred a call-up or trade him to a team that would give him a chance in the Majors?