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2008 Winter Meetings

Winter meetings end with a bang (my head against the wall)

11.12.2008 82 comments

Things started out so promising with the acquisitions of Gerald Laird and Adam Everett. And they end so disappointingly with the loss of James Skelton and Matt Joyce. To be fair the Skelton thing was set in motion weeks ago when the Tigers chose not to protect a young athletic lefty catcher with a 416 […]

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Winter Meetings – Heading to Day 4

11.12.2008 40 comments

On the last day of the Winter Meetings things shift a little bit to the Rule 5 draft. Okay, not everything shifts to that, but it will be the focus in this here blog post. A quick rule 5 primer is that teams can’t bury players in the minors forever. Eventually they have to add […]

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Tigers set to send talented outfielder to Tampa for guy who throws hard

10.12.2008 111 comments

I‘m having a hard time even writing about the rumored deal that will send Matt Joyce to Tampa for Edwin Jackson. Joyce might flame out, but Jackson has yet to even burn. Jackson has a fastball that averages in excess of 93 MPH. That’s fast, but he doesn’t seem to fool a lot of people […]

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