Yeah, it ends at 4pm est.
here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Yeah, it ends at 4pm est.
The real trade deadline is August 31. This is just the deadline for trades that don't have to clear waivers first. It's a little more complicated to make deals in August, but there still will be plenty made.
Their amazing ability to get shut down by mediocre pitching tells me that they won't win the division.
The object of the game is too score more runs than your opponent. I have a hard time seeing the Tigers being to do that in crunch time.
I'll put my money on a team with great starting pitching winning out anytime over a great lineup. This isn't the AL East we're competing in.
see: the Tigers failures in '07, '08
Exactly. Bad starting picthing in '07 & '08.
yea, adding washburn kind of marginalizes your bullpen worries now that you have E Jack who is going an average of 7IP per start or something plus verlander who's in the same ball park and now washburn you're limiting your questionable bullpen's exposure. The more I think about it the more this is a plus move for the rest of the year. I doubt their ability to sign him after this year but c'est la vie. Let's catch lightning in a bottle.
This definitely should strengthen the Tigers' chances in the AL Central, but I remain concerned about their chances in the postseason. Pretty much every starting pitcher in the playoffs is awesome. How are the Tigers going to score?
according to mlb, they said that the prices for a bat will cost the tigers too much to get, so unless they go down in the net hour or DD will give up a bigger prospect, they won't get a hitter.
I think a decent RP is possible with zoom zoom done now. not that he was reliable anyways, but he was still a quality arm at the back end.
I think its safe to say the Zumaya experiment is officially over.
I really like this trade and if we team it up with another trade for a bat like a Luke Scott, we will be take the Central
I don't believe the O's are really looking to deal him. And Luke Scott is an incredibly streaky hitter, something we don't need. I'd rather get Aubrey Huff and give up a little more.
Huff or Scott sounds good to me. As long as they get SOMEONE because this offence is painfull to watch and they have to do something to strengthen it or this trade is for nothing. Pitching hasnt been their problem this year, scoring more then 2 runs a game is their problem.
Josh Willingham would awesome. A 300 hitter with 16 HR could really help this lineup. But the thing is we'd probably have to give up that Ramirez kid along with another low-level prospect. He is one of our better prospects and the Farm isnt exactly booming with good young players. Now saying that I would pull the trigger, just not happy to strip the farm again
however, when there are only 2 starters you can depend on out of 5. Porcello isn't going to get better as the year goes on. He's 20. Armando is what he is. A mediocre pitcher. French had 5 or so career starts. Washburn does give the rotation an upgrade.
With Verlander, Washburn, Jackson and Galleraga(solid back end starter), the rotation is set. I expect Porcello is either going to be moved to the bullpen or shut down. Hes been ineffective and they dont want to ruin his arm. to fill the 5 spot, they are probably going to be constantly parading call ups for 2 or 3 starts then finding another one and bringing him up.
I remember the Tigers were looking at signing Washburn the last time he was a free agent, so, not too surprising. Ridiculously happy about the pickup though. The rotation has devolved into Spahn and Sain and pray for rain, and that's not gonna get it done.
edit: perfect timing, too, Washburn can start Sunday and we can skip Galarraga and go straight back to Verlander and Jackson on Monday and Tuesday.
I've had Washburn on my fantasy team all season and let me tell you this is a huge help. He's only 8-6 but he just doesn't allow any base hits and he keeps the ball in the park. This guy would have been an All-Star had he had any run support. Great move by DD. We're a legitimate favorite in the AL now with the Red Sox sputtering, the Yanks being the post-2003 Yanks, and the Angels being so banged up.
not that I agree with you, but you might not agree with you here in a couple hours...rumor has it the RSox are going to land Victor Martinez.
Vmart has been horrible the last 6 weeks. If Boston acquires him, it's a big move but not as big as you might think.
It negates their Laroche pickup last week. Also the wearing day in and day out of catching may be catching up with him.
Boston getting Vmart hurts but isn't as bad as you might think. Although, I'm sure he would kill the Tigers in a short series, if we both end up getting there.
This improves their pitching, no doubt. But Washburn isn't THAT great - he's a league-average starter (now that Porcello has been struggling, they've really only had 3 of those, as Galarraga seems to be righting the ship). He's absurdly hit-lucky, and can't really strike people out. I'd point out that he's historically a threat to give up the long-ball, and that's being hidden in Safeco, but he's coming to Comerica, which stamps out HR's to nearly the same degree.
Nice. Tigers are after Luke Scott too for their LF spot and obviously...the bat.
Looks like this division will continue to be a fight the Twins just picked up O-dog from Oakland.
they finally get some help for morneau and mauer, which they've needed for the entirety of their careers.
I'm glad to see that the Tigers made their rotation stronger rather then bring in another bat. This is a definite upgrade and offers a lot more options throughout the bull pen.