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#461 irishock

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:39 PM

Hearing some news of Illitch preparing to spend big this offseason on a guy like Hamilton.

Maybe it's the reason the Wings didn't get either Parise or Suter. Their initial offer of 13/80 might have hurt the *****'s feelings that he was worth more than Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Illitch's grand goal is to bring a WS to Comerica Park.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:23 AM

I think Lewis Hamilton is happy where he is.
Better be careful with that kind of "insinuation"; there's a small group here who want to ignore that kind of a "fact".

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:18 PM

Hearing some news of Illitch preparing to spend big this offseason on a guy like Hamilton.

Maybe it's the reason the Wings didn't get either Parise or Suter. Their initial offer of 13/80 might have hurt the *****'s feelings that he was worth more than Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Illitch's grand goal is to bring a WS to Comerica Park.


Call me crazy, but I wouldn't want Hamilton. From a strictly baseball standpoint, absolutely yes. From a money angle, it would be a bad move for the Tigers going forward. Having Prince here now is already going to cause a headache trying to keep both JV and Miggy when they become free agents, let alone what Hamilton's contract would do. Right now I think the biggest priority is a corner outfielder or two (ideally with some speed/defensive ability). Wouldn't mind upgrading shortstop, but there's nothing out there really. Maybe a short-term closer until Rondon is ready.

Tigers up two games now with six to play. Huge favor in the schedule with the White Sox having four against the extremely hot Rays. I'm still going to be nervous this weekend, but it looks promising as long as the Tigers show up and win on the road. Quite concerned about Max's shoulder -- that would be a huge loss if he's not healthy going into the playoffs. I really like Smyly (more than Porcello even), but Scherzer has been lights out since May.

Awesome to see Fister make history yesterday. Nine consecutive K's to set a new AL record. His command was exceptional.
 
 
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:12 PM

Christ, the Tigers bullpen. Only thing that could've been worse was seeing Phil Coke come out.

4 games remaining, magic number is 3. If the Tigers make it, do they want NY or Baltimore?

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:38 AM

The bullpen is quite scary at the moment. I think the Tigers could handle either of those teams in a short series with their starting pitching. Although, a lot of that hinges on a healthy Max Scherzer. Just hoping the wild card can knock Texas out.

Been a crazy season, but I'm still stoked the Tigers are closing in on a division title. Have never won the division in consecutive years in franchise history.
 
 
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:12 PM

Texas is going to steamroll to the WS unless they draw the A's.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:04 PM

Magic number: 1

Let's celebrate tomorrow night and get it over with.
 
 
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:27 PM

Rangers need 1 win in Oakland to take the division.

I hope to god the Tigers don't have to face them in the DS somehow. Can you imagine Leyland putting in Valverde to close against Hamitlon, Kinsler, Beltre and Cruz?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:11 AM

Clinch Number One; hopefully one more to follow.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:47 PM

Tigers lead 6-0 in the 6th. Can't say anything yet because of the bullpen struggles, but this is about to get fun.
 
 
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:34 AM

With Trout going 1-5 (.324) and Mauer going hitless (.320), Cabrera (.331) should know what Hamilton does by the time the Tigers start their game.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:34 AM

What a great way to end an 0-for-58 streak.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:28 PM

I'm going to the game on saturday, how early can you get inside the park for warm ups?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:19 PM

Miguel Cabrera has won the Triple Crown! Congrats Cabby on a historic season! Time to tack on the MVP as well!

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:54 PM

So I've been absent on the boards most of the Summer. Lack of fun Wings / hockey news and a terribly frustrating baseball club didn't leave me with much to talk about. But wow, the last month of the season the Tigers have played their best baseball of the entire year, really. Reversing the curse of 2009 and clinching the Central in convincing fashion. I am absolutely ready for the Oakland A's on Saturday.

You can't even begin to describe how incredible Miguel Cabrera has been. What an incredible season from Cabby.

I'm going to the game on saturday, how early can you get inside the park for warm ups?


Typically it's an hour early, but I think it may be an hour and a half during the playoffs. Congrats on getting to the game!

If you have extra time I absolutely recommend stopping by Harwell Park, formerly known as Tiger Stadium. I went to the 8-0 drubbing of the Twins a couple of Saturdays ago and went to the Corner beforehand. It's not actually locked and it's an incredible experience to walk where so many legendary players have stood.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

MLB Public Relations just tweeted this photo, to appear in the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, USA Today, and the Latino Press on Friday.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:07 PM

Game 1 vs A's on Saturday. Verlander to start.

I have faith in the Tigers making a deep playoff run this year. Cabrera has been unreal all year long while Fielder, Jackson, Infante are all peaking at the right time. Gotta win the first two at home though, so only 1 win in Oakland is needed (they have a crazy crowd)

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:34 PM

So I've been absent on the boards most of the Summer. Lack of fun Wings / hockey news and a terribly frustrating baseball club didn't leave me with much to talk about. But wow, the last month of the season the Tigers have played their best baseball of the entire year, really. Reversing the curse of 2009 and clinching the Central in convincing fashion. I am absolutely ready for the Oakland A's on Saturday.

You can't even begin to describe how incredible Miguel Cabrera has been. What an incredible season from Cabby.


Welcome Back! I wondered where you had been to share in this, at times, very agonizing season. At least it turned out well in the end and now the best is yet to come: playoff baseball -- where anything can happen.

I'll start thinking more about the A's and that series tomorrow, but for tonight I'm just extremely proud of Miguel Cabrera. It's an honor to watch him play baseball on a daily basis, much like Justin Verlander when he starts. I don't feel like Miggy winning the Triple Crown is rightfully getting the attention it deserves. Scary thing about Miggy is he basically puts up these numbers every year and yet it largely goes unrecognized or maybe it's just expected status quo by now. What a talent and probably once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment achieved. He's the MVP without question.

Proud of the Tigers also for winning the division. It wasn't pretty, nor certain until game 160, but they got it done and nothing else matters now.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:43 AM

Was there a glove recall Josh Hamilton didn't hear about?
HFA is nice; just hope New York can make good use of it.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:40 AM

If the Tigers make it, do they want NY or Baltimore?

How you feeling about Oakland?

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