Dombrowski on Magglio: "It all speaks for itself"
Magglio Ordonez now needs 23 more plate appearances this year to trigger his $18 million contract option for next year, and it’s just about certain he’ll get that. Team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski hasn’t commented on the matter, and didn’t want to talk about the contract Tuesday, but he essentially acknowledged that what you see is what you get.
“It all speaks for itself, what’s taking place at this point,” Dombrowski said.
This came on the heels of remarks from manager Jim Leyland to various reporters, most recently ESPN’s Peter Gammons, that nobody in the front office has talked to him about Magglio’s contract situation. In other words, he’s free to play Ordonez based on the quality of his play, and his .284 average through Tuesday is 20 points higher than it was a month ago.