Lynn Henning spoke Dombrowski who further reiterated that the Tigers aren't in salary dumping mode. I think we knew this, but it hasn't stopped the dozens of articles that include "and the Tigers who are being forced to shed salary…"
Matt Wallace has been looking at past Tigers drafts over the last month. I missed all of these posts because it seems as if the MVN network tweaked the RSS feed settings so I hadn't been getting updates. Check out his site and the work over the last month.
Zach Greinke deservedly won the Cy Young with Justin Verlander placing 3rd between Felix Hernandez and Roy Halladay. I figure that's about right. But Verlander did receive 1 first place vote and it came from Detroit beat writer Steve Kornacki who defended his choice. Yes there is some homerism in the pick, but not as blatant as with the Ordonez/A-rod scenario in 2007. I suppose there probably is some value in pitching in big games – which Greinke really didn't do and Verlander did well. For me it's not enough to push him over Greinke, but I can see where Steve is coming from.
If you're like me and don't have MLB Network, you missed out on Ernie Harwell's appearance with Bob Costas last night. Jason Beck does his best to capture the highlights. Many of the stories we know. The beauty is in hearing Ernie tell them.
Smoking Loon I think the Tigers have to let Victor Martinez go.
Smoking Loon OTFiM: Definitely, share your observations, you and everyone, over the course of this series of articles. And thank you.
Smoking Loon Thanks, guys. As you can tell, it's keeping me busy. Don't be alarmed if replies are taking 2 weeks or
StorminNorman$ having more than one DH on the roster is something DET has been dealing with for the past few years
Coleman The only problem is have with that is not with Victor, it's with Cabrera. They are already saying they might
if my vote counts, I say bring him back for 3 or 4 yrs (4yrs $68M) - for everything he
StorminNorman$ w/9 years ($261M) remaining on Cabrera's contract...the annual injury thing has to be a concern
First Gardenhire, now Maddon (who opted out of his contract w/TAM) available to manage next season
Coleman It turns out Cabrera has a stress fracture. It isn't clear if he will miss any time next season or