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|8 hours 52 min ago||cespedes||
he's not the only FA out there. DD (or avila) will field a solid 8 next year and get some pitching help.
|9 hours 8 min ago||tigers starters||
are about 27th in the majors this year. i don't think it's crazy to think sanchez will improve on 4.60, Verlander on 4.80 and the #4 and #5 guys combining well over 5.00. norris and even lobstein would do better then that. that alone will mitigate the loss of price.
if the tigers sign a solid OF and front-end starter (both very likely with all the available cash), they will again be contenders. only the blue jays will have a better projected offense. plus they now have a few chips to trade.
and fulmer's stats at AA binghampton were better than all of the mets young studs when they were there; including degroom, sydegaard, matz, harvey, etc. he was a huge get for a rental.
|9 hours 23 min ago||more than||
Over $60M drops off the books for next year; price, cespedes, nathan, soria, davis, avila, simon.. assuming no cash was exchanged in these deals, illich even saves about $23M this year.
|9 hours 33 min ago||totally disagree||
with your assessment. the tigers traded 3 rentals for 6 prospects who all would grade in the tigers top 20, likely. 2-3 will provide pitching depth next year. 2 have a shot at top of the rotation guys in the near future. that's a lot of added depth for little $.
also, nearly $60M of payroll comes off the books for next year. plenty of $ to add a top end SP, OF and closer. cespedes may want to come back. these trades will make the tigers contenders again in 2016.
|15 hours 31 min ago||cespedes||
would be a great fit for the cubbies or giants too. both teams need to decide how serious they are in going for it.
|1 day 13 hours ago||norris||
will be fine. most consider him a future #1 or #2 starter. I will settle for a #4 next year.
|1 day 13 hours ago||yep||
i was there with my dad. got home really late. we even watched the yankings board their bus after. standing by yogi berra was surreal.
|1 day 14 hours ago||osu||
will need to schedule a cupcake to open future seasons to mitigate these off season issues.
|1 day 14 hours ago||hopefully||
norris becomes an immediate middle of rotation guy; boyd a situationaly lefty out of the pen. now trade cespede, soria, et al for prospects to rebuild the farm system.
nearly $60M in salary drops off the books in 2016, plenty of loot to get a front-end starter, closer and OF.
|3 days 14 hours ago||ring of honor||
i much prefer that. i have always been against retiring jerseys.
|1 week 3 days ago||gaelic||
form of chicken
|1 week 3 days ago||simon||
like may of the tiger pitchers, i think he needs to throw his fastball more and earlier in the count. most of the relievers too. they often fall behind then get torched on the hit me fastball.
i think jones needs to be fired. simon, soria and even joba could have benefited by throwing more fastballs.
|1 week 3 days ago||cespedes||
is a way better defender
|1 week 3 days ago||idk||
MD, sparty and purdue will be tough. the top 6-7 BIG teams will be good. the BIG will be much improved top to bottom next year.
|1 week 3 days ago||VMart||
funny how nobody mentions him as being good. he had one bad month. he's been hitting the crap out of the ball since his return. at DH he has a few more solid years lleft.
|1 week 3 days ago||at worst||
in 5 years miggy is the recent-years david ortiz at DH; a solid 4 or 5 hitter. maybe after VMart is done. dumb to trade him.
|1 week 3 days ago||simon||
he is no better than hendricks, hammel or even wada. if the cubs trade for a SP, it will be a top end guy to make a deep playoff run.
|1 week 3 days ago||no way||
tigers have way more young talent than the phillies had and the best overall hitter and best DH in the game. plus, arguable the best SS. a lot of $$ are dropping off the roster this year, especially with RPs.
tigers can sign a #1 P, closer and lefty bat and be in contention again next year.
all this said, if the tigers win 4 out of the next five, i could see thme buying a #2 or #3 starter and going for it this year. any trades will wait until the last minute.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||ha||
i feel the same way about floyd's "wish you were here". could be a few minutes longer. i love how that song builds on the acoustic solo at the beginning.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||idk||
many of todays country is the closest thing to rock anymore
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||and||
most don't play actual instruments any more
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||agree||
that is why i think he will pick sparty, unfortunately.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||yep||
i have a msu friend who recently told me she got into UM but wanted to go to msu instead. said she had a 4.0 in high school. well, she is a secretary at a law firm here in chi for several years. not knocking that profession, but you don't need a 4.0.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||somewhat agree||
i would be happy with any top 100 PG. if dawkins can improve his handle at all, battle won't be missed much. PG however...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Iowa||
at home in 1984(?) against the twin towers of stokes and payne. 4 OT, i think, with UM pulling it out. might be the best home game i ever saw. 2 top 10 teams I believe.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||this really hurts||
but i am sure DD can find a lefty 1B playing backup duty on a team and give up next to nothing. i think you have to play out the month of july before you start selling. hell, they are only 1 1/2 games out of the wild card right now.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||like what?||
telling them they have to go to class?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||that ship has sailed||
JB, please get an elite PG. I couldn'T care less about any other recruits for 2016.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||towns||
maybe JB can flip him.
winston i bet goes to msu too to create at monster class to rival kentucky. i hope not true though.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||well||
1. i don't think mattison was fired. hoke was. mattison was retained. lucky to have him in a reduced role.
2. baxter was usc's special teams coach for a several years recently. 2011 ST coach of the year. i am glad we have a dedicated ST coach and not just an after thought.
3. wheatley was a surprise hire, imo. many thought he would only accept a college OC position or go back to the nfl
4. zordich has no D1 experience but he has a few years as DB coach in the nfl.
5. durkin was not the problem at Fla. likely one of the top young DCs out there
so yes, as an entire staff, i couldn't be more pleased.