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).
Smoking Loon I doubt it as well. I'll miss everything but the pitching.
Smoking Loon "Winning." Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Yup, no sense hanging around on a floundering team of no-names
boy was i ever wrong, i had thought Scherzer had about 210 million reasons to sign w/the Nats, instead it
StorminNorman$ being a lefty, some team will take a chance on him - though i doubt it will be DET (even
Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi Ok...a new topic, via Ken Rosenthal, Coke Zero uses Diet Coke to drop 15 lbs
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Smoking Loon I'm relieved that this matter has been put to bed. Onward. I don't recall any recent teams with starting rotations