2011 MLB Season Thread
Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:46 PM
Welcome Brad Penny
Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:57 PM
Edited by dropkickshanahans, 12 January 2011 - 10:58 PM.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:24 PM
Defense is very bad, still wish we only had one of Inge or Peralta. Not sure how we get to Valverde yet either. The potential with Zumaya, Perry, Schlereth, etc. is exciting but a lot could go wrong there too.
Make or break for Dombrowski. This team needs to make the playoffs if Ilitch is willing to shell out the big bucks to attract talent.
Edited by GoWings1905, 13 January 2011 - 03:25 PM.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:23 PM
A look at the future
Jacob Turner.... Sure sounds good to me.
Turner's fastball has well above-average velocity at 93-96 mph, and the pitch plays up from there due to some natural boring action and highly advanced control for a pitcher so young. He'll flash a plus classic over-the-top curveball, and has refined his changeup to the point where it projects to be at least an average pitch down the road. He has the size and athleticism that scouts look for in a power pitcher, and his arm action is sound.
Edited by HankthaTank, 13 January 2011 - 04:25 PM.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:58 PM
That rotation is going to be sick someday.
Edited by GoWings1905, 13 January 2011 - 04:59 PM.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:06 PM
Hopefully Ricky P is still around, too. I have some high hopes for that kid, as we all do.
That rotation is going to be sick someday.
Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:10 PM
I guess I don't hate this too much but, I would definitely like to see him actually be available the entire season. Here is hoping but I will certainly not hold my breath. His health can go a long long way in the back end of the bullpen with Benoit and Papa Grandè.
Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:36 PM
Armando designated for assignment
Pretty much what I was thinking they would do with him. He could prove to be invaluable at some point during the season as it is tough to go a whole year without one of the 5 members of the rotation getting nicked up. I think they made the right choice here.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:57 PM
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - General George S. Patton
Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:06 PM
Less than a week after signing Armando Galarraga to a one-year deal, the Tigers traded the right-hander to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor-league right-hander Kevin Eichhorn and left-hander Ryan Robowski, according to Sports 620 KTAR-AM's John Gambadoro.
Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:48 PM
omewhere between the chaos of free-agent signing season and the warm, comfortable sensation that accompanies the phrase "pitchers and catchers are due to report," there lies the quiet bustle of the Major League Baseball winter caravan. It's a time for players, coaches, broadcasters and the manager to pile into a van and drop by the Rotary Club or mall and give fans reason to feel good about spending their hard-earned cash on tickets.
The Detroit Tigers kicked off their 2011 winter caravan last week with a two-day, 37-stop whirlwind that included visits to Children's Hospital of Michigan, the General Motors plant in Flint and the Hausbeck Pickle and Peppers factory in Saginaw.
Long before the Tigers served as celebrity crew members at the McDonald's in Rochester Hills, general manager David Dombrowski was hearing upbeat reviews of the team's offseason activity.
"Just going around town and living here, the reaction to what we've done has been very positive," Dombrowski said. "People feel really good about it. But you better be good if you're going to win our division."
'Tigers make offseason changes in effort to make big run' | ESPN.com
Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:48 PM
Miggy:2011 Prediction: .310, 30 HR, 120 RBI, .924 OPS
Inge:2011 Prediction: .240, 12 HR, 70 RBI, .720 OPS (Hmm, right on par I guess)
A Jack:2011 Prediction: .278, 7 HR, 36 RBI, .722 OPS
Basically, it is all about pitching with this team as it is with most. If our bullpen can hold up (Zumaya) and the starting 5 can be what they look like on paper, could be an interesting season at the CoPa. Is it April yet??? Geeeeezzzzzz
Edited by HankthaTank, 25 January 2011 - 05:17 PM.
Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:21 PM
Well we do need the insurance so he should come back imo.
Tom Gage just twittered that the Tigers are open to bringing back Bonderman with a minor-league contract, now that Galarraga is gone. Not exactly earth-shattering news (or even surprising), but it makes me wonder whether something official is afoot, with Gage making public comment about it. Yankees were rumored to be interested, but I haven't heard anything in a few weeks on that.
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