I'm glad nobody has been bothering with Tiger threads for the last few days. I mean 10-1 Angels at the top of the ninth. This season is officially over. Sorry for the double cliche, but I'm not a chicken little type, but even a Pollyanna can tell that there is no coming back from this string of humiliations. Let's just hope Dombrowski makes the right moves in the offseason, and that he doesn't turn out to be another Joe D whose moves all of a sudden turn to shit.
some guys like Carl Crawford and Carl Povano as free agents. With some big money coming off the books it should be possible.
as outfield with Boesch, Jackson, and Crawford.
Dombrowski's built a couple teams before he came to Detroit. It's just that ownership in the past forced him to tear everything apart shortly after finding success.
I don't think that you are a chicken little when you say that this season is over. I figured as much when Magglio popped his ankle. I still think a major move is coming this offseason, at either SS or 3B. I'm thinking about the magnitude of the Cabrera move a few years ago.
Point of clarification here. From what I've read below, Guillen's contract is not up until next year.
im also feeling a major move for the infield. Maybe a trade for Hanley? what with all the issues about his effort, he could be on the market for the right prospects, which we seem to have. DD could also sign a middle rotation starters and a nice bullpen piece and still have some cash left over.
I know I'm in the minority, but I'm not against a wholesale change of GM and Manager.
It's no coincidence that the Tigers became relevant at the same time the NHL instituted a hard salary cap. The NHL lockout was in 2004-2005. Low and behold the Tigers famously went after Ordonez that same year, signed Pudge, Guillen, and Polanco all within that time frame.
The Wings' budget went down. The Tigers suddenly got better.
This team is relevant because of Ilitch. Dombrowski & Leyland are expendable.