GIVE IT UP FOR YOUR NEW TIGERS CLOSER.......JOEL ZOOM ZOOM ZUMAYA!!!!!!
oh and what did you expect. this team is BROKE. They went all in last year and lost. They have to cut back money because they are not going to get as many people to the CoPA as they did last year. That was BEFORE all the big moves this offseason.
Tigers are taking a few huge steps back in order to compete again 2-3 years down the road.
Zumaya will be hurt after the first week.
People will show up at Comerica if the team is a contender, regardless of the economy. I think the Tigers were still 5th in the AL in attendance last season. The team is broke because of Dombrowski's awful contracts to dead weight on the team. They don't have to cut back the payroll as drastically if Dombrowski doesn't go nuts spending on Sheffield, Robertson, Willis, Bonderman, etc.
I'm fine with rebuilding -- every major league franchise goes through the cycle except the big markets and huge spenders. I just can't understand the mixed messages the Tigers organization is sending. Don't go into a rebuilding phase and sugarcoat it as "making changes while trying to contend." Nobody is buying that looking at the roster now.
Edited by GoWings1905, 28 December 2009 - 11:45 AM.