Fun With Justin’s Stats – Beyond the Box Score – Justin Inaz has done a lot of work combining offense and defense to devise total player ratings. Sky has taken some of that work and summarized it at the team level. It rates the Tigers defense at -5 runs, which is slightly below average. Notice the fundamentally sound Twins at -41. Also check out the rank of Tigers position players. Maybe they don't need to blow things up and just get some better pitching.
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
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...