Don't forget Kelly too
Don't forget Kelly too
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But I will say it was time for him to go. I just don't like all the hate towards him. The man tried his best. He has a family. He has parents. And he was a Tiger. Little class showed by Tiger fans in this forum regarding Ryan Raburn (or Brandon, for that matter). Imagine being his parent, wife or child reading all of that. It would be heartbreaking. You don't think his struggles were hard enough for him?
"Lions, Tigers and Pistons, OH MY!" (and Hoosiers...and Redwings....)
To complain about his awful play and to make fun of him for it is another thing. He sucked and he deserved the hate for it. You ask him if he deserved the scorn he got he'd tell you the same thing. The more money you make and the more important your job position is the more you'll be open to criticism. He's an athlete, he's an adult, he can handle childish insults/criticism that we threw at him.
Also if you think PSD is bad go listen to the fans in real life. If you think the childish insults here are bad, go to Comerica and listen to what they say. I'm sure his family could stomach what we say compared to the vile things said in real life. Part of being related to an athlete is having to understand that when you are going good you are loved and when you suck you are the villain. If they had any concern about what the fans were going to say i'm sure Raburn took the steps necessary to make sure the kids didn't hear it or read it.
Stats to come....eventually
6 teams interested in Raburn
i hope the white sox get him. What are the odds rayburns relatives come to this sight. Maybe they come on here anonymously so they can ****** about him too.
The way he hits flyballs Chicago is the last place I want to see him to be honest. As much as a lot of people here think he's terrible, which he was last year without a doubt, I could still see him hitting .230 with 25hr next year if he goes the the ChiSox.
I wouldn't be shocked if Chicago picked him up, I remember looking up his stadium splits last year and his best park was US Cellular.
*Just looked them up again, career .882 OPS there in 149 ABs
he kills it in chicago. let the rays or the angels have him which is rumored by jayson stark.
Let the White Sox have Ryan. He is no threat to the Tigers chances at a repeat. If anything, Raburn must play the field in Chicago, so he improves our chances.
If the rays want him, maybe we can re sign him and trade him straight up for price. Our luck leyland would veto it just to get raybum back on the roster.