An excellent piece by Beck around the Tigers impact on the region. I'm not big on the "the region really needs this, take pity on us" angle to sports that popped up around the Final 4 and Stanley Cup playoffs. This article didn't go all the way down that path thankfully. But I did love reading about the awareness on the part of the players and the role they play this summer. I think the Tigers do have quite a few "good guys." This comes from the way they conduct themselves at the park and around fans and a few brief personal encounters I've had. It could be crap, but I believe it. If the Tigers can do anything down the stretch the potential for the mutual lovefest that we experienced on a Saturday night against the Yankees in 2006 could come tumbling back – and boy would it be welcomed.
I wonderfully in depth look at the ramifications of offering or not offering Placido Polanco arbitration. I think if he's a type b you offer him, type a and it gets really fuzzy. I still think many of the Tigers decisions will come down to how deep they play into October (and the $$ that comes with that).
jud I know it was only an exhibition game ...but...I don't know if I can take that much hysterical laughter from
On the other hand, Verlander is "confident" and "ready to go," so there's that.
Smoking Loon Good article, Kevin.
Did anyone else have the thought last year that perhaps the biggest problem with Verlander was... predictability? He
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