The Tigers were one player away. We are more than that. One player cannot carry a team, and Hamilton could limit us in the future.
My point was that drew said everyone else would be at 3/60. Thats NOT a big market is it? If thats the market, we dont need to go 6/150 to get him. Thats my point.
Who do you see going hard after him except us and the Orioles? The Yanks have said they are out. Boston hasnt been a big name. Everyone knows how risky he is, and it will show in his market.
As for the Verlander thing, it wasnt just the wins. It was the 2.64 ERA compared to 3.06, while having similar FIP and xFIP. When Felix won the Cy in 2010 it became obvious that wins to matter too much anymore.
No one is one player away.
Lots of teams. You should never EVER listen to what teams say this time of year, or for that matter what reporters are saying. It's about 70% horseshit, posturing, and blatant lying for various reasons. Don't tell me Boston won't be at least involved after their moves at the deadline. I don't buy that for a second.
All other things being equal, wins are a factor. Most other things were equal. Fact is players in these races put up similar lines sometimes and winning, playoffs, and press become deciding factors.
Hamilton gets injured almost every year. You literally have to expect 125 games out of him. Drug Problems. Playing style and position.
They were much closer to contention than we are. One player but them over the top whereas we have a long ways to go.
No Kidding? How about you tell that to your buddy Drew since he is the one that implied that.
Last edited by jej; 11-13-2012 at 08:24 PM.
I believe if our young players make a progression, montero, ackley, Saunders, smoak, zunino, Seager... We are just 1 stud player away. Hamilton!
Drug problems? When has that been a factor since he came back to baseball?
Well he had a couple alcohol things, but thats not the point. Do you think drug abuse doesnt have an effect on a body? People think he is more like 34 now because of that.
Marsnick, Nicolino are supposed to be pretty good, and Hech is a great defender, its the bat that holds him back
i see. that what happens when you try to buy a playoff spot