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.
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
jud Sorry to have to make this announcement but my streak of 26 consecutive spring training trips ends. As much as
Cool piece...great spot (HI) - my wife & kiddos are headed back to the big island in a couple weeks...
Jim EggersUSMC If you would like to see what I was up to on my recent visit to Kauai, check out the
Jim EggersUSMC I am glad you understood what I wrote, must have been channeling Sarah Palin......