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 Kaos86
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Best minor league reliever?
Hardly!
Darrow played at Double-A Erie and Class A West Michigan last year. The 25-year-old right-hander finished 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA in 14 appearances at Erie and went 4-2 with a 1.85 ERA in 33 games with West Michigan.
Hardly the best considering his age and that we have Ryan Perry moving up fast.
The Tigers Pen will be greatly improved this year.

The Tigers had two holes to fill in the offense, speed and left handed sticks.
They improved both for a mediocre minor leaguer.
As for Shefield he has been a huge dissapointment.
Other than his first few months he and the Tigers have regressed since his aquisition.
They will get more production out of Thames and Larish with Sheffield gone.
 Kaos86
Joined: 3/7/2007
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Posted: 3/31/2009 11:07:02 AM
He can play all 3 spots.
He will not be a starter.
The bullpen will be improved and that is without Zumaya.
Zumaya will add to it in a couple of months if not sooner.
As for Veerlander since making a change to his release point he is putting up his old numbers again.
Veerlander, Jackson and Galaraga is a good first 3.
We will know soon.
This is why they play 162.
 Kaos86
Joined: 3/7/2007
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Posted: 3/31/2009 3:13:45 PM
Boras's clients tend to fall in the draft because teams are afraid of the negotians.
The Tigers have had great success the last several years by drafting these falling stars.
They have also had success negotiating with Boras.
Here's hoping Stephen Strasburg falls to number 9.
Veerlander, Jackson, Galaraga, Porcello, Strasburg= World Series!
 Kaos86
Joined: 3/7/2007
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Posted: 4/1/2009 9:51:40 AM

I don’t care much for the guy myself but count me in as thinking the Tigers made a mistake with dumping Sheff. At least anyone now that picks him up gets him for basically nothing, he’s already been paid.


1. He hit .225 in 418 at-bats last year.
2. In the second half of 2007, he hit .203.
3. In 45 at-bats this spring, he was hitting .178.

Sheffield is 40 years old he can't play the outfiel anymore because of a bad shoulder and he sulks when asked to DH.
He can't use steroids anymore so it's a safe bet that his numbers won't improve at 40 years old.
The Tigers had no other option with others being backed up in the organization by the non-versatile Sheffield.
By the way he wants to go to Tampa Bay.
 itechman63
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Posted: 4/1/2009 2:04:58 PM
Since Strasburg's mechanics are known to be identical to Mark Prior's, I think Boras will be hard pressed to get that kind of deal for someone who will likely follow Prior to the surgical ward.
 Kaos86
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Posted: 4/2/2009 6:53:48 AM
Doesn't matter what he wants

That is the problem with Sheffield.
It's why the Yankees got rid of him and why the Tigers did also.
It's all about Sheff!
You had better hope the brain trust in Tampa understand that.

The Tigers will try to catch lighning in a bottle again. In 2006, the Tigers kept rookies Justin Verlander, then 23, and Joel Zumaya, then 21, on their Opening Day roster.
In 2009, the Tigers will keep rookies Rick Porcello, 20, and Ryan Perry, 22, on their Opening Day roster.
One starter. One reliever.
 Kaos86
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Posted: 4/5/2009 5:31:21 PM
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Angels over the Mets in World Series.
 Kaos86
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Posted: 4/8/2009 6:39:42 PM
Tigers finally get on the board 5-1 over the Jays.
Cabrera 4 for 4 with 2 home runs.
Inge get his 3rd dinger.
Minor throws a gem.
Ryan Perry makes his much anticipated debut 1 inning 1 strikeout 1-2-3.

Tomorrow Porcello makes his first big league start.
Things are looking up in Hockey Town!
 PirateJohn09
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Posted: 4/9/2009 10:57:52 PM

Not much info being disclosed yet

It happened not far from me. I go to a Jenny Craig counselor just one block away from where it happened.

From what I heard, he was killed by a drunk driver who ran a red light and already had his license suspended for a prior DUI. Three people died and one more was seriously hurt.
 Kaos86
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Posted: 4/11/2009 5:31:43 PM
Tigers get to 500 with the the pitchers throwing a 2 hitter against Texas.
With 4 out of 6 quality starts the bullpen will have time to sort itself out.
It's all about starting pitching.
 Kaos86
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Posted: 4/14/2009 6:02:37 AM
Mark The Bird Fidrych was killed yesterday in an accident on his farm.

Fidrych, career was cut short by injuries but for one magical summer in 1976 when he went 19-9 with a 2.34 ERA and finished second in the voting for the Cy Young Award.
In addition, Fidrych was the starter for the American League in the All-Star Game and threw 24 complete games that season.
That summer he became a National story and remained one of Detroits favorite sports figures to this day.
 itechman63
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Posted: 4/25/2009 6:30:03 AM
How about El Hombre gunning for Rickey Henderson's SB records?
 ticatsleafsjaysfan
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Posted: 4/25/2009 6:48:25 AM
How about those Blue Jays, best team in MLB. I know it's early and you can't really judge standings or stats until the end of May, but it's nice to see them ahead of both Yankees and RedSox when their salaries are waaay more than the Blue Jays.
 Kaos86
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Posted: 5/6/2009 10:48:11 AM
Yes but the Tigers are 2 games over 500.
Veerlander, Porcelo, Zumaya back on track and the pitching is shaping up.
A long way to go but the earth is spinning correctly.

 Kaos86
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Posted: 5/7/2009 12:50:39 PM
rbg is right about this one it is 50 games for a first offense and 100 games for a 2nd.
And 3 strikes you are out!
 Kaos86
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Posted: 5/9/2009 11:47:04 AM
Granderson catch highlight of the year.
Did you see it.
I suggest you You Tube it.
Fully extended over the wall he snatches a walk off 2 run homer away from the Grady Sizemore and the Indians preserving a 1-0 shutout win for Justin Veerlander and the Tigers last night.
The best part of it is the Cleveland announcers reaction.

Baseball glove $200
Lap top computer and MLB TV subscription $1900
Hearing the Cleveland announcers mis-call ... Priceless!
 Mr Bain
Joined: 12/6/2004
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Posted: 5/10/2009 11:17:32 AM
I'm trying to take some time off from baseball. The season is so freaking long, and the only month to really get fired up about is October.

You know you've watched too much baseball when you turn on "The Hills" and in the theme song, you expect to hear the lyrics "dirty water" as opposed to "dirty window".

And no, I am not a Red Sox fan. Very much the opposite.
 ticatsleafsjaysfan
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Posted: 5/13/2009 2:26:32 PM
It was great to see the Blue Jays beat the Yankees last night, especially because AJ Burnett was pitching. I wonder if Burnett is having second thoughts about opting out of his contract to sign with the Yankees.
 MGMLION
Joined: 4/29/2008
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Posted: 5/17/2009 12:02:25 PM

Can this be true?
Is England: True birthplace of 'Base Ball?'


I thought Baseball originated in the USA
I know Golf originated in Scotland.
 ticatsleafsjaysfan
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Posted: 5/17/2009 12:56:29 PM
I guess you'll have to watch the documentary to find out if baseball originated in England. Some say it's spinoff of rounders which was a british game, personally I don't think that's where it originated from. I think it's more closely related to cricket.
 jrock635
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Posted: 5/27/2009 10:44:09 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=290527116

Maybe this will fire up the Cubs... I'm lovin it... What's the world coming to when Lou Pinella is our voice of reason, the calm one?
 itsmillertime6227
Joined: 9/19/2008
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Posted: 6/9/2009 1:54:26 PM
I'm assuming it's Jason Marquis. I bet he'll be traded soon. Rockies are sinking fast. To think just a couple years ago they were in the series.

What's up with Tulowitzki? I thought that kid was going to be the real deal.
 itsmillertime6227
Joined: 9/19/2008
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Posted: 6/9/2009 2:08:41 PM
Well I saw Tulowitzki as a potential 3 hole type guy you build your team around. Thought he'd be the cornerstone of that franchise for a very long time.

And don't be so down on your Rockies. Your team hasn't been around that long and already has been to a world series. My Rangers have never won a playoff series and have only been to the playoffs 3 times (however, each time they lost they did lose to the World Series champs--Yanks).
 MGMLION
Joined: 4/29/2008
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Posted: 6/11/2009 7:51:25 PM

I answered that one already Mr Oblivious


You answered it but couldn't spell it.
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