no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
Congratulations to Michigan great Barry Larkin on being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame!
Larkin, who spent his entire 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, was the lone player inducted into the Hall of Fame on his third year of the ballot. Larkin received 86% of the vote of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, eclipsing the 75% needed for induction.
Congrats to Michigan great Barry Larkin as he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In a very surprising move, the St. Louis Cardinals name former UM baseball player Mike Matheny as manager. Matheny has no previous managing experience.
It is always good to see alum reach positions of influence on historic teams in sports. It is a true testiment to the Michigan man Matheny must be for them to think this highly of him
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.