Joe Sheehan made a list of who’s been naughty and nice (premium). He lists the Tigers in the nice category saying the Bonderman deal was a risk worth taking, and really liking the addition of Sheffield:
I suspect that his impact on the team’s overall run scoring will be greater than we can model. Adding an OBP guy to a high-SLG, low-OBP lineup should have a larger effect than adding it to a more balanced lineup.
I did an interview with Mike from the Daily Fungo Podcast. It doesn’t look like it’s up yet, but I’ll drop the permalink in here when he posts it. It’s nice talking baseball again.
KW I would not be surprised if DD made another Prince-like trade to clear up some payroll. Cabrera's probably safe, but
a pretty good overview of DET's finances heading into free agency... I think the following statement sums up DET's budget
Coleman Don't leave out the park they are playing in--they had 350 feet of throws to make. You have to gamble
T Smith Looking at the play again it appears the play at the plate would have been a little closer than I
T Smith There was no way Gordon would have been out at the plate. The ball was on the warning
Jim EggersUSMC Yeah, great Series, enjoyed competing and watching with the missus. The Gimps squeaking by with Godzilla on the mound
KW Yep, that's not just an Ausmus problem, but a baseball problem. Just about every manager manages that way. Bochy is
Coleman My opinion of Ned Yost went up a lot after listening to his postgame interview.
Coleman Bochy is never mentioned in the lists of great managers, which is a crime against baseball. 3 titles in 5
Kevin in Dallas I don't disagree, but to add some perspective, there are 30 other teams saying something similar right now.