fair point that
Tigers didn't give up a ton to get him, shipping infielder Javier Betancourt and a player to be named later for the closer.
I'm not a huge fan of the move myself as I think the Tigers need to get younger. But it's a cheap price for someone who has been a "reliable" closer so to speak.
The Tigers will lose the services of closer Joe Nathan for the remainder of the season, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Thursday.
Nathan has tears in his ulnar collateral ligament and an elbow flexor tendon and will require surgery, Ausmus said.
Well, that escalated quickly.
(Obviously staying with the theme of ambiguous/minimalist thread titles here)
With the Season Opener just over 2 weeks away (Monday, April 6th vs the Twins), we're finally going to see Miggy and VMart at the plate today.
VMart is up to bat in the first inning as I type this...
Sad news, as Dave Bergman, one of the '84 Bless You Boys has passed away too soon at age 61. Acquired right before the start of the magical '84 season, Bergman was the everyday first baseman except when spelled from time to time by Darrel Evans.
He may not have had the star power of some of the other guys on that team, but he had some great moments.
I'm a bad embedder, so here are links to a couple great memories:
Bergman dupes Alan Wiggins with hidden ball trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8sJ8AAKag4
13-pitch at bat ends with walkoff 3-run shot to beat Blue Jays at the Corner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn44Rsn9WlY
Bless you, Mr. Bergman. You were part of an amazing summer that many of us will never forget.