News and Links and Such

Stuff of note from the last couple days:

  • The Daily Fungo did an interview with Lynn Henning. It is available as a podcast.
  • There’s a new Tiger blog called Tigers Thoughts. It is written by a couple of very guys who are very knowledgable about the Tigers system (and occasional commentors here) and their early posts focus on Colby Lewis, Humberto Sanchez, and the lack of position players. Bookmark this site.
  • The Tigers continue to add to their research and development team. They’ve been infusing the scouting ranks over the last 18 months. Earlier they let long time Latin America coordinator Ramon Pena go. Now they have hired Ramon Perez to head the efforts in the Dominican Republic. He’s done similar work for the Astros and Dodgers since 1985.

    Where Ramon Pena was pretty much responsible for all of Latin America, the Tigers now have specific people assigned to DR and Venezuela along with a director of International scouting.

  • Humberto Sanchez and Cameron Maybin will be participating in the Future’s Game on All Star Sunday. This will be a great chance for Tiger fans to see two of the top (and really probably the top two) prospects in the Tigers system.

4 Comments

  1. Jeff M

    June 21, 2006 at 8:58 pm

    the Tigers now have specific people assigned to DR and Venezuela along with a director of International scouting.

    This is nothing less than a good thing. In a perfect world, ever square mile would have it’s own scout.

    It is written by a couple of very guys

    Sorry to call you out, Billfer, but aren’t preview screens a wonderful thing? 🙂

  2. billfer

    June 22, 2006 at 6:08 am

    Ah, the preview window works if you actually take the time to proof it in the first place 🙂

  3. Chris

    June 22, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    Here’s someones defensive ratings system through today:

    http://www.baseballthinkfactor.....h_june_22/

    Look at those Tigers!

    The worst player is Ordonez who is average!

  4. Chris

    June 22, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    I’ve been looking more through those D ratings.

    Two of the players the Tigers are rumored to be interested in getting, Jenkins and Burnitz, are at the bottom defensively in RF for the NL.

    I hope the Tigers are not so desperate to get a left-handed bat that they will sacrifice defense.

    And overall for the season, those two haven’t hit any better than Monroe.