Just a couple of quick notes on the eve of the Tigers last home game…
The Tigers should have topped the 2 million mark in attendance tonight. That would mark the first time since 2000 when Comerica Park opened. It will be interesting to see what the season ticket renewal rate is without the All Star incentive. What was most encouraging is that the Tigers drew quite well during July and August – regularly topping 30,000.
The Tigers announced today that they have extended agreements with Erie and West Michigan. Erie will continue to be the Tigers AA club through 2008, and the Whitecaps will be the low A affiliate through 2010.
Earlier this summer the team announced that Oneonta of the NY Penn league would continue to be the Rookie ball affiliate through 2010 as well.
I’ll be heading down to the final game tomorrow with the family. I’m looking forward to it, and hopefully the Tigers can close out the home season with a win.
On the other hand, Verlander is "confident" and "ready to go," so there's that.
Smoking Loon Good article, Kevin.
Did anyone else have the thought last year that perhaps the biggest problem with Verlander was... predictability? He
Kevin in Dallas Neither does this story.
Kevin in Dallas This picture does not instill a whole bunch of confidence.
Coleman Check out this one: http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ssf/2015/02/report_relief_pitcher_joba_cha.html#incart_more_sports
He shaved the beard! And looks like he dropped a few pounds too.
low price, potential high yield... or maybe not. Whatever the case, Joba certainly said all the right things.
Jim EggersUSMC I concur K in D, am hoping for a good but not great season from JV. Seemed to me he
StorminNorman$ Great info/research Kevin! One point to clarify and factor into the analysis: JV did make $20M last year, but
Coleman Verlander had core muscle surgery last January. Could it be, at his age, and with the type of pitcher he
Jim EggersUSMC I am sorry to hear that, was looking forward to your blunt and accurate reports... as far as next year