in re: is GRIII on a tear
Just keep it civil.
Not making any excuses for the team but they do have a lot of talent on the DL right now. Avila is just the latest in a string of guys getting hurt. It seems that the team does poorly when expectations are high (see 2006 World Series).
I am hopeful they can turn their season around, but I am really not that optimistic, poor defense, streaky hitting and pitching is not the recipe for success. What are your thoughts on their season thus far?
The Daily's Tim Rohan just got to the New York Times a week ago as an intern but he already made a splash by covering the first no-hitter in Mets history. He got his praises sung today by Peter King in Sports Illustrated and Jim Romenesko.
NYT's Pete Thamel also had this to say:
If you remember reading his last column at the Daily, an open letter to his mother, he's got the story himself.
We don't always love media around here, but this here is a Michigan Man.
They fall to a measly 4 games below .500. Smyly squandered 2 2-run home runs early and Boesch completely misplayed a ball in rightfield. I am literally running out of excuses for this team, and as soon as I have a spark of hope it withers away. We had our best pitchers this series and it looks like we're on the cusp of a 4 game sweep. Granted, Fister has been hurt, but Verlander? Optioning Raburn won't solve all our problems, but the Tigers management has to find something that will.
Doug Fister reportedly going back on the DL retroactive to May 29, this season has become a nightmare and might prove too much to overcome. The Tigers have far too many holes and not enough prospects to help get the assets they need, it could be a long wait for football season to get here.