here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
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|6 hours 33 min ago||smyly||
will be in the bullpen for the playoffs which will improve it greatly. i could see him closing games with nathan depending on the situation.
|2 days 9 hours ago||several||
most important: 1998 rose bowl. though most of us thought the victory was a foregone conclusion.
most exciting: braylonfest against msu. close second to ND under the lights and last second TD against PSU after Carr pleads for a few more seconds.
most dominating: 1997 on the road against PSU. That romp was totally unexpected.
craziest: beating illini in 10 OTs after Forcier comes in to relieve Denard. Brabb's last second game winning kick against Wash (2002?) was also pretty crazy considering the too many men on the field on the previous play; missed kick.
best Bo-coached game: defeating defending champ Miami at home in 1984 and picking off Kosar 6 or 7 times. UM ended up 6-6.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||well||
Great athlete but mediocre shooter and ball handler. Plus undersized a bit. Good luck GRIII but anothet year at UM would have been better.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||HRs||
Down the LF line and RF line. And he is a + defender and baserunner. With his size and athleticism he has some serious upside. At worst he is a 4th OF that can play all 3 positions.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||well||
You need to revisit the minors stats for those guys
|3 weeks 2 days ago||JD||
I couldnt believe Houston cut this guy and the tigers got him for nothing. I was stoked based on his minors stats. He may be a solid RF for years to come.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||well||
if getting seven figures guaranteed is being screwed, bring it.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||hmmm||
let's see. as a bulls opponent i would definitely key my defense on stauskus and let d rose run free.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||nik||
can attack the rim better than any of those guys you listed. i think that is what sets him apart.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||disagree||
your numbers may be accurate but i think your analysis is wrong. you realize that verlander has a two-seam fastball and a four-seemer, right? he typically uses the two-seemer in the early innings and tries to paint the corners. that is his 92 mph fastball.
when he is on, he doesn't need to use the four-seemer that often early on. however, his control has been off this year; including last nite. i was there and he had a number of 96 mph fastballs when he was in trouble. he has no problem hitting 95+ when he wants to.
his problem is location. pure and simple.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||c'mon||
i read somewhere that his avg fastball has dropped from 94.4 mph to 94.0 this year. it could be PEDs. or could be that he aged from 30 to 31 this year. he can still run it up there to 97 when he wants. there is no issue with his stuff. it's all about location/control.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||smyly||
he's doing just fine; especially for a first-year starter. they best leave him alone and let him get his 30 starts.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||other than sanchez???||
did you forget about cabrera and v martinez? they've been outstanding.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||correct||
he obviously still has great stuff, but his command is not what it used to be. he used to paint the corners with his fastball; especially the early innings using just his cutter. now, he misses a lot. he also has lost control of his breaking ball. he leaves it up in the zone a lot and it gets punished a lot. and that's when it's in the strike zone.
hopefully, it's just a matter of finding his groove again and maintaining consistency with his pitches.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||ray||
i don't think smyly rotted in the pen last year. he pitched a lot of quality innings. from what i saw, ray can be tough on lefties. fastball and change up is enough for bullpen work. coke can't get anyone out anymore; not even lefties.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||barring further injury||
the tigers need very little.
1. Coke has got to go. Call up Ray for his spot or move him into the rotation and move Smyly there; though I like Smyly in the rotation. I think they have similar stuff.
2. Give me a damn catcher that can hit .230. Guys like that are on the waiver wire.
3. If Suarez can field, let him play.
4. Hopefully, Hanrahan is serviceable down the road this year in the pen.
Nothing drastic is needed at this point.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||really???||
then why all of the strikes and lockouts in all of the major sports?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||especially||
That schulers bar scheez. Yum.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||nba bigs||
are going to hate playing against mitch, because they are going to have to hustle up and down the court.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||yes, worded poorly||
i see hoke more as a manager and less an X and O guy, which can work fine if you have good coordinators. i think we have those now.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||definitely a recruit||
never a commitment.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||more accurately||
a commitment = an engagement. NSD = marriage. crawford broke off the engagement. there are other good catches out there.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||very true||
Also that 2000 team had way too much talent to be such a tire fire against Pur and NW. I honestly believe that was the most talented team in the country north of miami.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||except||
he's never hit few than 25 HRs nor hit lower than .261 in any full season. and 100 rbis 6 out of the last 7 years. that said, it was a good trade to get out of the back end of his contract.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||and||
grbac's week pass in the flat (on the first possession, iirc) for a pick 6 to loud mouth buckley.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||that's my understanding too||
also, i remember amaker also having another 5* commit along with harris and legion. can't remember his name though. it was all beilein could do to just keep harris here.
i also remember watching legion in a few games while at U of I. what a chucker. never saw a shot he didn't like; despite his limited minutes. plus, he was a turnover machine and didn't like to play D. that got him into weber's doghouse pretty quickly. hence the transfer to FIU.
it doesn't surprise me though that he found success overseas. he probably finally grew up and realized what he needed to do to be successful.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||i watched the game today||
in fairness, ray appears to have a decent breaking ball and a solid changeup. his fastball was topping out at 93 tho. i thought he threw a bit harder than that.
that said, early on texas hit a few pretty good pitchers pitches which ended up scoring a few runs. then the tigers made a few bad defensive plays which cost him. after that, he did seem to be a bit rattled and started walking guys. then the hit parade blew the game open.
overall, he appears more polished as a pitcher than i expected. i would have much more faith in him as a lefty reliever out of the pen than coke and spot starter; like smyly did last year.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||maybe||
but i wouldn't want a fiance that said she still wants to go out with other guys then be surprised i want the ring back. could the marriage still happen? possibly, but i'm going to go see other people too in the meantime.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||oh i don't know||
caris about the last guy on the team that i worry about conditioning. should be a non-issue for his weight training. lets just hope he doesn't miss much true practice time.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||also||
in a pinch i could see walton and spike on the court together against smaller backcourts.