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|5 days 11 hours ago||hanrahan||
i'm sure DD will wait a few weeks at least to make a deal in order to see if hanrahan could be an option come september.
|5 days 15 hours ago||i like it||
porcello plus 2 of our top prospects might be enough. plus, price is cheap for next year too. hell, i would give up our top 2 prospects and porcello for price. win now.
|5 days 16 hours ago||soria||
as far as a half-year rental goes, i would trade for soria for a couple prospects. he could be nathan's set up man again!!!
that said, i wouldn't give up on nathan yet. he hasn't lost his stuff. he was hitting 93 mph yesterday with movement. for some reason, he just can't control his fastball. in the past, he would pound that sinker low in the zone and get ahead of the hitter. now, it's all over the place. then he falls behind and either walks the guy or groves one. it's fixable. hopefully, it can be fixed by the time the post season comes around.
some of you folks need to look at the back of his baseball card. you don't give up on a guy after 30 innings when he's been about the best closer around for the past 10-12 years.
also, smyly will bolster the bullpen too come playoff time. he is death to left handed batters.
|1 week 29 min ago||agree||
levert may be the perfect defender up top for the 1-3-1.
|1 week 30 min ago||agree||
and DJ wilson among others will provide more inside presence on D than J Mo. But I really liked J Mo.
|1 week 5 days 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 weeks 11 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.
|4 weeks 1 day 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.
|5 weeks 3 hours 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.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||well||
You need to revisit the minors stats for those guys
|5 weeks 4 hours 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.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||well||
if getting seven figures guaranteed is being screwed, bring it.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||hmmm||
let's see. as a bulls opponent i would definitely key my defense on stauskus and let d rose run free.
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||nik||
can attack the rim better than any of those guys you listed. i think that is what sets him apart.
|6 weeks 1 day 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.
|6 weeks 1 day 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.
|6 weeks 1 day 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.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||other than sanchez???||
did you forget about cabrera and v martinez? they've been outstanding.
|6 weeks 2 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.
|6 weeks 6 days 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.
|7 weeks 4 hours 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.
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||really???||
then why all of the strikes and lockouts in all of the major sports?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||especially||
That schulers bar scheez. Yum.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||nba bigs||
are going to hate playing against mitch, because they are going to have to hustle up and down the court.
|8 weeks 6 days 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.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||definitely a recruit||
never a commitment.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||more accurately||
a commitment = an engagement. NSD = marriage. crawford broke off the engagement. there are other good catches out there.
|9 weeks 11 hours 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.
|9 weeks 17 hours 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.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||and||
grbac's week pass in the flat (on the first possession, iirc) for a pick 6 to loud mouth buckley.