here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Tigers vs. Royals @ 1:05
This is the finale of a 4-game set with the Royals, the Tigers are looking to take some momentum into their weekend series with Chicago.
The Tigers called up Jacob Turner to start today's game, giving Verlander an extra day of rest and enabling him to start off the series against the White Sox tomorrow. Remember a couple weeks ago when everyone was saying our series with the Indians was "the biggest of the year?" Well, I'm not going to say this weekend's series is the biggest, but it's definitely bigger than that series against the Indians. Hopefully we come out with the same end result.
At any rate, what are your thoughts about Jacob Turner starting? Do you think it was the right move? Are the Tigers hindering his development by moving him too fast, or is this a good thing? Also, for you White Sox fans out there, how are you feeling about this weekend's series? Both teams are playing pretty well lately, but are you confident heading into this weekend?
Caputo is reporting on 97.1 right now that Turner will start today. He cited a tweet from a CBS baseball analyst, but I missed the name [Edit: CBS baseball's Danny Knobler].
Also some other reports buzzing that we're trading Furbush to Seattle for Doug Fister. I'm OK with this move, but I probably overrate Fister.
I don't know a ton about minor league baseball, but I was under the impression that Turner wasn't ready for the bigs. Also, I thought Below had a decent start against the Chox. He left a couple guys on base and got burned for it when he was pulled, but overall it was a decent start. I'm not sure I like the move. I'd rather stick with Below for now. Given that we might get Fister, this could just be a spot start before we get the 5th starter in the rotation.
CBS Sports' Danny Knobler reports that top prospect Jacob Turner will start for the Tigers Saturday against the Angels. That's what we figured. It was revealed late Friday night that Turner would be promoted, and him taking Duane Below's spot in the rotation was the logical move. Read more: http://www.fantasysp.com/player/mlb/Jacob_Turner/1730001/cbs-sports-danny-knobler-reports-that-top-prospect-jacob-turner#ixzz1TbG62HB3Edit: Title change, sorry about that. I guess its some consolation that I didn't mess it up in the text.