The Tigers are fine at SS! Every team has the one spot in a lineup with below average production, and in NO circumstance will DD deal Nick for a SS. They dont even need to deal him for a SP. It would be nice to see the Tigers develope some new home grown talent, instead of trading it all away, or signing big FA. Can't live like that forever. Granted, I loved the Cabrera trade and Fielder signing, but it would be nice for once if the Tigers produced a super-star position player from their own minor league system (Yes, I know Verlander was a farm-hand, but a player NOT a starter or reliever...)
But I agree, can't live off big signings and trades, need to develop your own.
SOB, I can't believe how little it took to get Bauer. Why didn't Detroit put something together better than that? Easily could have been done.
What other veteran starters are there that we could get through trade? Garza? Were linked to him quite a bit last off season.
AAL: Darius Slay
AAP: Chauncey Billups
Well now that Bauer is traded, we can focus elsewhere. and when I mean we, I mean the two guys who can't stop with him. I'm sorry, but we didn't need proven inconsistency.
what was your guess on porcello?
I'm not a fan of Bauer. The kid is uncoachable and seems to be very over rate.
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I know Arizona said he wouldn't listen and wanted to do things his way but give him a tough/stern coaching staff and a pitcher he could learn from, he'd be alright. Right now he's a top prospect who thinks his way is best, because so far it has been.
Just and example. Say Detroit got him, I would bet his attitude changes when Verlander starts giving advice.
Last edited by kokes; 12-12-2012 at 09:50 AM.
Did anybody know we were trying to get Shields? I didn't . Well I thought maybe because there was rumbling of the Rays trading him. But we have no idea to what extent they talked about Shields or anybody else for that matter. Like Fielder. Nobody saw that coming.
Can't get too caught in what we may have missed out on just because of the unknown.
"Just because the path is well beaten. That doesn't mean it's the right way to go"