Using retrosheet play-by-play to judge historical defense. From 56-86 Whitaker was the best defensive 2nd baseman using this method – and that was only a fraction of his career. Plus Al Kaline was tops in right field.
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Dan Fox looks at those individuals who are a good candidate for a shiift (like for Big Papi, Hafner, Thome, etc). Curtis shows up on the list, but his speed and bunting threat would probably be a deterrent.
Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi A good read on the Tiger's inability to work any deals during the Winter Meetings.
I have thought all was
DD still making the moves - Sale traded to BOS... the "good news", now DET will only have to
Tony de Florida Agree, without Miggy and JV attendance should go in the tank unless we're getting Trout from the Angels or Jake
Smoking Loon Stormin, in my opinion Detroit is a worse and less interesting team without Verlander and Cabrera, a team without a
StorminNorman$ word on the street is that Tiger fans should get used to mediocrity, unless some of the young players and
Tony de Florida I've been too busy to add my wisdom (please control your laughter) but have been trying to read the blog
StorminNorman$ i could see DD bringing him to BOS to replace Big Sloppy, but i doubt BOS would give up much
Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi V-Mart trade talk:
As we know, while the guy can certainly hit a baseball, he isn't the fastest thing around