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Category:MLB
Posted on: July 25, 2008 11:51 pm
 

Central Division Title Hopes?????

          As Tigers fans, and general baseball fans alike we have seen the ups and downs of the detroit tigers team this year. it's had more flips loops, twist, hills, valleys, and peaks then every Cedar Point roller coaster combined.But as i have been to more then my share of games and watched just about all of them, I can plausibly list 7 reasons as to why the Tigers will march to a central division crown.

 

  1. Finally a ligit top 3 pitching group.........with Verlander, Galarraga, and Rogers have been solid over the last month and a half.
  2. Potent offense...............1-6 hitters have been doing what they do best table set(Granderson, Polonco), and deliver(Guillen,Ordonez,Cabrera, Thames/Joyce)
  3. Electrifying bullpen...............The Rodney we knew is back and Zumaya is great as long as guitar hero stays away, Dolsi, Lopez, and CO> have picked up empty slack as well.
  4. Solid bench..................Inge, Thames/Joyce, Rayburn, Santiago,Sheffield have been absolute dynamite when they've gotten their chances. Combine that with the other Hens getting shots and delivering they may have one of the best benches in basball.
  5. The willingness to deal............ Dave Dombrowski is a fearless GM he will trade when needed and will hold his cards forever if need be. i in particualr see him making at least 2 moves, one to at least bring in a pitcher someone ala Freddy Garcia, and don't be shocked if the tigers make a push for Huston Street. Everyone says the Tigers dont need a closer but they do, if they dont get Street now then they will get K-Rod in offseason. Pudge back to Marlins is also a possibility, Florida has been calling about him, hell lets bring Andrew Miller back.
  6. Offseason trades starting to pay off............... Regardless of what anyone says Miggy has been carrying this team on his back, i bet that deal doesnt look so bad now, Dontrelle who?
  7. Never say die attitude.............. this team wont quit on any given day or in any given inning, and that attitude alone gives them the chance to win game in and game out.
Category: MLB
Posted on: February 28, 2008 11:18 pm
 

MY FIRST DRAFT OF THE YEAR! THOUGHTS?

10 person league and slighlty large draft had the 3 overall pick.

catcher-Russel Martin (lad)-rd4
first base- Carlos Delgado (nym)-rd10
second base-Brandon Phillips (cin)-rd2
third base-Troy Glaus (tor)-rd14
short stop- Hnaley Ramirez (fla)- rd1
corner infielder-Evan Longoria (tb)-18
middle infielder- Freddy Snachez (pit)-rd24
infielder-Dimitry Young (was)-rd19
left field-Gary Sheffield (det)-rd7
right field-Nick Markakis (bal)-rd6
center field- Curtis Granderson (det)-rd3
outfielder-Melky Cabrera (nyy)-rd17
outfielder-J.D. Drew (bos)-rd23
utility-Richie Sexson (sea)-rd22
starting pitcher-Justin Verlander (det)-rd5
starting pitcher-Roy Halladay (tor(-rd8
starting pitcher-Francisco Liriano (min)-rd9
relief pitcher-Bobby Jenks (chw)-rd11
relief pitcher-Eric Gagne (mil)-rd12
relief pitcher-B.J. Ryan (tor)-rd16
pitcher-John Maine (nym)-rd13
pitcher-Chien Ming Wang (nyy)-rd15
pitcher-Adam waignwright (stl)-rd20
pitcher-Homer Bailey (cin)-rd21
bench-Frank Thomas (tor)-rd25
bench- Bill Hall (mil)-rd26
bench- Cameron Maybin (fla)-rd27
bench-Boof Bonser (min)-rd28
bench- Mark Grudzielanek (kc)-rd29
Category: MLB
 
 
 
 
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