Davies v. Scherzer in the rubber match.
September 22, 2010 at 7:33 pm
Can I get a Hell Yeah for 2nd place?
September 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm
Yes, Linda, yes.
September 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm
Vince in MN
September 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm
5 years of pitchers unable to field their position.
5 years of second half collapses.
5 years of Leyland as manager.
Baseball is a funny game – so many coincidences.
September 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm
So funny indeed, although I’ve reached the point that I’ve stopped laughing and now I just feel sorry for the team and the fans and the city, it’s just monumentally sad. It could be a long time before you find any team in pro sports that will spend more money to lose and to lose with such a low statistical chance to win. It’s just beyond unbelievable at this point and if this never happened and it was a movie, i would give the movie a violently negative criticism for going too far off the deep end from being realistically plausible. And then just before the movie ends the team in the movie throws millions at Johnny Damon like as if that’s going to revolutionize the team somehow? Granted Damon hasn’t had a great year but even if he had it still doesn’t answer all the mind boggling questions of what’s going on and what are we going to do for the future now? We are entering a possibility of moving into an even worse spot than we have had, and to have that chance originating and increasing is just really scary.
September 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm
BInge’s magic number is now at 4.
September 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm
Feel the Inge. Be The Inge. We’re all Inge. Well, except for the part where we make over $30 m despite hitting .205 or less four times in an American League career that spans one of the greatest offense-minded decades in baseball history.
September 22, 2010 at 10:12 pm
$30m. No wonder he’s always smiling.
Stormin Norman $
September 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm
…and look for the Tigers to continue to reward mediocrity (and/or less) by re-signing BInge next year…for another 2 – 3 yrs.
yes, i know the 3B options may be thin next year (FA’s and Tiger farm system), but please tell me the Tigers can do better than a career .237 BA, .307 OBP with a SO every 3.92 AB’s. Catchers and 3B that can field and HIT seem to be in short supply.
Positive NOTE: Mr Inge did cut down significantly on errors this year – he’s averaged approx 20 per year (@ 3B), and this year he has only 8.
September 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm
Yeah it’s too bad that Inge never panned out as a hitter, and we drafted that Castellanos so we at least have that option in the pipeline. Because of that we are CLEARLY more desperate at SS and Catcher than 3B. We need a whole new infield or we’ll never be a respectable team. The simple solution is to trade anything we can from pitchers to outfielders to farm players to get credible and LOGICAL player choices at each of SS/C/3B/2B. Sew up those spots first, and then use more farm and relief pitchers to improve the outfield and starting pitcher positions as the next priority. I would also be curious to know if anybody out there would want to pay a nice price for AJ, what kind of infielder could we swap him for? I like AJ and he has every aspect of the game down except power and he could very well add that in later, but I just think that there’s probably a couple teams out there that would overpay for him as I think his production this year has been overrated, and any time you have that, you can steal a margin from a team that makes a mistake in evaluating what he’s worth.
September 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm
OOPS, I forgot to mention AJ doesn’t have the strikeout component to his game down either, which is a contributor to my openness to trading him.
September 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm
He actually has a chance to top Inge’s single-season high in strikeouts (170)…he is at 160 with 10 games left.
September 25, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Yeah it’s really bad. I mean it’s like he’s trying to strike out, good coaching would help him. I’d rather him just not swing the bat and take a ton of strikeouts looking than to play aggressively and take double the strikeouts. If nobody steps in then he can’t be helped, and that just hurts him and his team by not promoting his development properly. This is the worst way you can handle a young player like that, and if we keep it up then we can really wreck his career. I’m very concerned.
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