Game 2010.137: Tigers at Royals


  1. Steve

    September 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm


  2. Angus

    September 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Brandon, Future POG.

  3. ouchudied

    September 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Denard Robinson is faster than Galarraga’s fastball

  4. Coleman

    September 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    The Friendly Ghost is my Tiger.

    Boooooooo Casper!

    • Coleman

      September 5, 2010 at 4:43 pm

      Johnny Damon is my Red Sock

  5. Chris

    September 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Does anybody know when Johnny Damon’s contact expires? I want to mark my calender for something to look forward to.

    Man, has he sucked.

    • Vince in MN

      September 5, 2010 at 4:49 pm

      Yawhnny Damon – $8M dollart’s worth of pffft.

  6. Chris

    September 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    There we go. Damon GIDP. So predictable. Now we see why the Yanks didn’t want this washed up crappy player

  7. Chris

    September 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Man. Somebody DD that I can strand runners on base for a fraction of Damon’s salary.

  8. Vince in MN

    September 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Way too many called 3rd strikes this year.

  9. Chris

    September 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Johnny Damon’s last AB was very disappointing, with a man on. I was counting on him getting one of his typical clutch strike outs.

    • Andrew

      September 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm

      You sure add a lot to the conversation on here. Thanks for sharing your oh-so-valuable insights.

  10. jud

    September 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Yawn!……did the Tigers play today??

  11. stephen

    September 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Brandon Inge is hitting .213 on the road from 2007 to 2010. It’s the worse batting average of an American Leaguer during the same time period.

  12. Chris

    September 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Stephan, I somehow don’t see Inge as the one weighing this team down, as you seem to.

    • stephen

      September 5, 2010 at 7:26 pm

      The guy is at one of your power positions and he is on pace to hit 11 hr’s. He can’t hit a lick on the road. And he says he’s the soul and backbone of the team. He sure ain’t helping.

      • Coleman

        September 5, 2010 at 11:59 pm

        And yet…and yet…and yet…

        Tigers most valuable position players (active roster) by WAR (according to Fangraphs):

        1. Miguel Cabrera 6.0
        2. Austin Jackson 3.4
        3. Brandon Inge 1.9

        Which (I mean the Inge numbers) translates into a value of 7.5 mil per year, which means he’s worth more than we’re paying him.

        • stephen

          September 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm

          Coleman, I don’t discount the WAR stuff, but I think it way, way overvalues defense. For example, in 2003, Inge hit .203 and had an OBA of .265. His OPS+ was 64. And, yet, according to Fangraphs, he was slightly in the positive that year. I don’t care if he was the re-incarnation of Johnny Bench and a pre Pete Rose Ray Fosse, you are never going to convince me that was an above average mlb year.

      • Coleman

        September 6, 2010 at 12:00 am

        Of course it is entirely possible that Inge is both the 3rd most valuable position player AND a huge hole in the lineup, which would say something very depressing about our lineup.

      • Coleman

        September 6, 2010 at 12:16 am

        Also it’s worth noting that Gerald Laird is worth what we’re paying him also.

        That is, if his contract calls for Laird to be paying the Tigers 1.2 million per year for the privilege of playing for them.

        (Although that still leaves him as a better deal than Everett of Sizemore).

  13. kathy

    September 6, 2010 at 11:49 am

    We have to have a good catcher. AA isn’t the answer at starting catcher. Laird is still considered a good catcher as far as defense is concerned. So, what catchers will be available in the off-season?