Happy 30th, JV.

Here’s a video card! (from MLive)

Not a whole lot going on, other then games of pepper and intrasquad scrimmages, so here are a few links to keep you going until Rondon gets drilled and TSE demands that we resign Valverde for a logical 1 year salary which is not irrationally based on his positive contributions during the acceptable part of his season last year.

– Can Cabrera get any better? I agree with Octavio Dotel that he could be a better leader. This is the first I’ve heard of a player’s only being called for but ignored after game 2 of the WS. In retrospect, it would have been nice.

– To that end, do you guys remember when we were in the WS? Seems unbelievable considering the disappointment and uncertainty regarding the team and skipper all season long. I mean, we were at it all season on the DTW. Sure as heck did make for a lot of fun.

– John Lowe makes an interesting case for why Dirksie (or is it “Dirksy”? – I heard Avila say that on MLB radio last night) could win a batting title.

– 8:1 odds to win the WS…pretty salty. Tor at 7:1.  BP has Detroit running away with the division. As do I. Also on BP – the Tigers’ depth chart is free of charge (along with San Fran). Perk of winning the pennant. I usually subscribe to BP each year, the content is worth it.


  1. The Strategy Expert

    February 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    You’ll never hear any Valverde wishes from me. He ranks at the top of the list of types of guys I think we should stay away from. Overpriced specialty pitchers amidst a sea of roster problems is unjustifiable to me and he never should have been here in the first place.

  2. Coleman

    February 20, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Don’t ask Dotel.

    • Smoking Loon

      February 21, 2013 at 12:08 am


    • The Strategy Expert

      February 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      That’s trademark worthy.

  3. Smoking Loon

    February 21, 2013 at 12:22 am

    I’ve been selecting games from 2012 to watch semi-randomly, based on game number. Thus I randomly encountered:

    August 5 vs, Indians. Wow. Watch this (again?) and cheer up.

    August 6 vs. Yankees. Wish JV a Happy Birthday by watching this again for the first time. Another wow.