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    If they move JV, then a 4-26 finish to leave us at 62-100 is definitely in play.
    And for the next half dozen years. At least the Phillies got a title before the bottom dropped out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    And for the next half dozen years. At least the Phillies got a title before the bottom dropped out.
    Real quick: if JV gets dealt tonight, who is our #2 starter next spring? Yeah....

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    Real quick: if JV gets dealt tonight, who is our #2 starter next spring? Yeah....
    Zimmermann, who goes 6-19
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    And for the next half dozen years. At least the Phillies got a title before the bottom dropped out.
    Two pennants for the Tigers isn't shabby.
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    Two pennants for the Tigers isn't shabby.
    When your patriarch owner owned the team for 25 years, and was 87 and dying of colon cancer, that wasn't the goal.

    THIS is why winning that **** championship was so important. If Mr. I would have got his championship, I would have been quite content with what is about to take place. Historically we only get a shot at a championship about once per generation. We got one in the 30's, the 40's (due to WWII), the 60's and the 80's, and we got a look at a couple titles over this past run.

    But we didn't cash one in, and now the run is over. And it's going to be a while before we get another look.
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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

    Verlander to the Astros.......vetoed by Verlander at the last minute.
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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

    Who were Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron and maybe Jake Rodgers?

    Curious as to how badly ****ed up Avila was going for.
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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

    Perez was their #3 prospect, Cameron was #9, and Jake Rodgers was #11. At one point Perez was #46 on the top 100 overall in MLB. Rodgers was regarded as a very good defensive catcher.

    I haven't done anymore digging at this point.
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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

    Verlander might be going to the Astros yet.

    I'm not sure where we're at here.
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    Who were Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron and maybe Jake Rodgers?

    Curious as to how badly ****ed up Avila was going for.
    Apparently this is the deal, per Anthony Fenech at the Freep.
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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

    ...takes Tigers fandom, places on shelf next to Pistons fandom I haven't really used since 2008
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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

    I'm calling 66-96 for this year. And unless they do something major with both this rotation and the bullpen, I'm going with 52-110 for next year.
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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

    If they don't do anything, they may as well try to "beat" 43 wins.
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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

    So let's look at what we have for 2018:

    C: McCann
    1B: Miggy
    2B: ???? Kinsler will be 36 and there is an option/buyout on him
    SS: ???? Iggy is up for arbitration. Somewhere Dixon Machado is probably ready now.
    3B: ???? Castellanos or Candelario?
    LF: ????
    CF: Mahtook, probably.
    RF: ????

    At least two of JaCoby Jones, Mike Gerber & Christian Stewart are going to be forced into play in 2018. My bet is that one of them is serviceable, and one of them hits about .168. So we're an outfielder short. Don't bring me Jim Adduci or Alex Presley. We've seen enough #5 outfielders for a while.

    Rotation:

    Fulmer
    Zimmerman
    Uh......
    Uh......
    Ugh....

    That's what we're looking at going ahead, fellas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    ...takes Tigers fandom, places on shelf next to Pistons fandom I haven't really used since 2008
    Schadenfreude is all I have left as a Detroit sports fan.

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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

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    So let's look at what we have for 2018:

    C: McCann
    1B: Miggy
    2B: ???? Kinsler will be 36 and there is an option/buyout on him
    SS: ???? Iggy is up for arbitration. Somewhere Dixon Machado is probably ready now.
    3B: ???? Castellanos or Candelario?
    LF: ????
    CF: Mahtook, probably.
    RF: ????

    At least two of JaCoby Jones, Mike Gerber & Christian Stewart are going to be forced into play in 2018. My bet is that one of them is serviceable, and one of them hits about .168. So we're an outfielder short. Don't bring me Jim Adduci or Alex Presley. We've seen enough #5 outfielders for a while.

    Rotation:

    Fulmer
    Zimmerman
    Uh......
    Uh......
    Ugh....

    That's what we're looking at going ahead, fellas.
    They could trade Fulmer for a haul and just punt until 2020-21
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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

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    They could trade Fulmer for a haul and just punt until 2020-21
    If they trade Fulmer, this is a 7-10 year rebuild, and 120 losses are in play for next season. There simply isn't enough starting pitching in this system on the way yet.
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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

    JV and his 50 million had to go. Lucky he came around the last month, or they would've been paying a significant chunk of that just to get rid of him. And yes, Fulmer could be next. Nothing but a complete rebuild makes sense. And for the next 2-3 years, if anyone gets hot they've got to trade him, too. Forget winning and enjoy the process, and just hope it doesn't take 20+ years.
    My hope for playoff baseball for now, is as a Twins fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    JV and his 50 million had to go. Lucky he came around the last month, or they would've been paying a significant chunk of that just to get rid of him. And yes, Fulmer could be next. Nothing but a complete rebuild makes sense. And for the next 2-3 years, if anyone gets hot they've got to trade him, too. Forget winning and enjoy the process, and just hope it doesn't take 20+ years.
    My hope for playoff baseball for now, is as a Twins fan.
    In other words, to steal from the Sixers, "Trust The Process?"

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    Re: Detroit Tigers, Volume 10: The Tommy Bridges edition

    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    JV and his 50 million had to go. Lucky he came around the last month, or they would've been paying a significant chunk of that just to get rid of him. And yes, Fulmer could be next. Nothing but a complete rebuild makes sense. And for the next 2-3 years, if anyone gets hot they've got to trade him, too. Forget winning and enjoy the process, and just hope it doesn't take 20+ years.
    My hope for playoff baseball for now, is as a Twins fan.
    That's a fair assessment, but with Fulmer under club control for another 4 years, I do not trade him. There is NO starting pitching on the way in the immediate future. He's got to be the 29-30 year old ace when this rebuild is finished.
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