VMart to Undergo Knee Surgery


  1. Smoking Loon

    February 7, 2015 at 1:21 am

    You made it true by reporting it. Take it back. Or at least put a positive spin on the title. “VMart Is Not Dead.” “VMart Not Paralyzed For Life.” “Strong Pitching Will Make Up For Loss Of 200 Runs.” Something like that.

  2. Coleman

    February 7, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    If you click the “VMart Likely Out for Year” link it will take you to a January 17, 2012 post in which Kevin calls the Prince Fielder acquisition. So tell us, Swami, will the Tigers pick up anybody else for this season?

  3. StorminNorman$

    February 10, 2015 at 10:46 am


    …so 4 weeks or 4 months ha? no guarantees with either prediction/projected recovery time, but if its closer to the 4 months scenario, DET might make a move toward a more long-term solution… and i hope that’s NOT trading for the TOR (2nd string catcher) and moving Avila (?!?!) to 1B

  4. Coleman

    February 10, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Less Rod on Fox this year: the analyst will be a three-headed rotation of Rod, Jack Morris, and Kirk Gibson!


    • SN$

      February 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      More JM & Gibby, less Rod… I’m going to file this in the ‘more positive news’ file

  5. StorminNorman$

    February 10, 2015 at 6:27 pm


    some encouraging news on the VMart surgery/prognosis…


    February 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Sign Joan Moncada …… it’s a no-brainer!

  7. Berdj Joseph Rassam

    February 13, 2015 at 12:31 am

    It’s tough to VMart have to go through such a significant injury. I hope he has a full recovery.

  8. StorminNorman$

    February 13, 2015 at 9:36 am


    i’m not sure if its the first of the ’15 season, but this headline evokes the immediate thought of “no sh*t!”

    …negative 31 runs (last in MLB) – ouch!!! – and not many who watched DET games will try to argue w/those stats or the article’s (albeit obvious) assertion

    • Coleman

      February 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Maybe it’s part of a series. Next: Alex Avila must avoid getting hit in the head every game.

      • StorminNorman$

        February 13, 2015 at 4:22 pm

        …and striking out so much…

        oh, but wait, the plan is to try Avila at 1B (DH Cabby until VMart returns)… and if Avila has a problem getting hit in the head at 1B, that could be a sign that there’s a little more depth to this problem 😉

        • Smoking Loon

          February 13, 2015 at 8:59 pm

          Good one.

          The problem with Castellanos at 3B is not range. It is his arm, and I don’t mean accuracy. Avila at 3B and Castellanos at 1B would make more sense. And then Cabrera at 3B and Avila on the bench. Nick simply doesn’t have an infield arm. I don’t see it getting better. The lost 5-4-3 double plays, the infield singles… I saw ’em all. Twice.