Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
This got me to thinking (dangerous, I know...):
Now that the Tigers are looking for an every day LF option with some leather along with a bit of pop in his bat, I'm wondering if Grady could possibly be one of those options. Caveats applied, he is a speedster/gold glove calibur CF with 2 knee surgeries under his belt. HOWEVA, the little he did play this year he tore it up at the plate with 10 HRs while posting a .378 BA to end the month of April right before he had the freak sliding injury at 2nd base. Could the Tigers conceivably get him at a bargain with an incentive-laiden deal while shoring up some D in LF next to Jackson and then use the spare cash to go after a certain big-name SS that rhymes with Rosay Jayus and move Peralta over to 3rd? Not to mention, Grady has always been a Tiger killer and hit well in the open gaps at Comerica...
Just a random baseball thought on a cold October/November night about 6 months before a pitch is even thrown again...
Sporting News has dubbed Verlander the 2011 MLB Player of the Year.
In voting by 289 major league players (177 players from the AL, 112 from the NL), Verlander was the first pitcher to win the award since the Los Angeles Dodgers' Orel Hershiser in 1988.
This is likely the first of many awards for Verlander this year. Keep 'em rolling in!
We're getting this one started early as the Tigers need to win tonight against the Rangers. This gives us something else to talk about other than the football game today.
If they are able to get the game in, we will see Rick Porcello match up against Matt Harrison. Both had pretty mediocre regular seasons, and both have pitched decently in the playoffs so far. Also, Adrian Beltre, Delmon Young, and V-Mart are all slated to play.
We will have to wait till tomorrow to tie the series