Sounds like the right amount of money for one special cog come the training deadline.
Max avoids arb. One year at 6.725 Mil. So that means we sit at around 147 Mil for 1 players. As expected with the many arb cases and Hunter opening day payroll probably right around 150 mil. still around 15-17 mil short of the luxury tax. Should a move need to be made in the season.
Sounds like the right amount of money for one special cog come the training deadline.trading deadline.
I agree that the Tigers are set up to benefit from big time players in their prime. The trades and free agent acquisitions worked out very well. They managed to swap 2 good prospects and some fringe prospects and picks for some real major league talent. We should give DD some credit for that.
But of course that doesn't factor into anyone's rankings of minor league systems. If anything, at best it helps explain why the minor league system is not very good. I have a hard time faulting Laws for ranking the Tigers minor league org as #26 in the league. Realistically, it's probably about right.
And I know W-L records have to be taken with a grain of salt when it comes to evaluating the org. Not totally useless, but not a perfect indicator either. I do think, however, that the poor records of Toledo and Erie last year reflect the lack of many real prospects at those levels. The talent in the upper minors for the Tigers is not very good.
[""According to SI's Tom Verducci], the name of Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta appears in the records of the Biogenesis clinic that's being investigated by MLB as a possible supplier of PEDs. Peralta's name is not mentioned in connection with any specific banned substance.
As Verducci notes, Peralta's attorney, Barry Boss, released a statement from his client: "I have never used performance-enhancing drugs. Period. Anybody who says otherwise is lying."
The 30-year-old Peralta is coming off a season in which he batted .239/.305/.384 and tallied 13 homers and 32 doubles in 150 games played.""
Well....if Mr. Peralta was using PED last season - he should ask for his money back. They didn't work!