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    2021 Season Re-Cap, Offseason Discussion

    All things considered I really felt this season was a success, especially when you consider just how awful the team was in April. We saw young pitchers make their debut, some more success than others, and saw the blooming of Akil Baddoo. The speed between Baddoo and Hill was something to see in the OF. Rogers and Haase also played well at C giving us some stability there hopefully and some solid contributions from our veterans in Grossman and Schoop. Tyler Alexander has been a nice surprise and might be #5 in rotation for next year (given Boyd and Turnbull are likely out for 2022) and the BP actually had some real talent for a change. AJ Hinch looks like he is the guy to take this team into the future.

    There are some issues: the bats are still largely pretty weak once we saw regression to the mean and you have to wonder if a guy like Candelario/Haase will continue to progress forward or was this a one season thing. The shortstop position on this team is really bad on this team and needs to be addressed (Castro X2, Short, and Goodrum are not answers). There are still some dead arms in the BP that need to go: Jimenez, Krol, Holland, Urena, and so on, plus the nature of volatility in the BP is a concern for most teams. Starting pitching is dealing with injuries and uncertainty, we need to add at least one quality SP in free agency (not just dumpster diving).

    These are my rambling thoughts though, what say you?

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    Idunno, my takeaway is Big Mig is 13 hits away from 3k and then Torkelson can take over

    Hinch looks like our long term guy

    Greene can't get here soon enough

    Dingler will get here and Haase will be expendable, damn I wish we could've traded him when we had the chance

    Avila... not actually doing a bad job
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuySir View Post
    Idunno, my takeaway is Big Mig is 13 hits away from 3k and then Torkelson can take over

    Hinch looks like our long term guy

    Greene can't get here soon enough

    Dingler will get here and Haase will be expendable, damn I wish we could've traded him when we had the chance

    Avila... not actually doing a bad job
    Yeah, Miggy's 3000 will/should be a fun early next year moment for the team (rain and snow dependent). First time in a while Comerica felt like it had any energy and I suspect the closer we get to 3000 it will replicate that again. Now to hope we have that same energy come October 2022!

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    Haase might be more of a 1st base bridge to Torkleson. I think they are really gonna get their SS from FA plus a SP. This team could make some noise with Greene and Tork plus a Correa or Simien and a Verlander or Ray. Catcher will be the big weakness and Iím not sure if Zunino is the answer.

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    Sort of unrelated note but who are we rooting for, if at all, to win the World Series? Houston or Atlanta?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionsFan..LOL View Post
    Sort of unrelated note but who are we rooting for, if at all, to win the World Series? Houston or Atlanta?
    I probly won't watch much, if LA made it, I'd be up all late loving my late sports, love it. But as far as rooting interest, idunno, I guess braves, but who knows, a fun storyline might present itself that makes me root for someone, so

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    The Tigers are nearing agreement to acquire catcher Tucker Barnhart from the Reds, reports Jon Heyman of the MLB Network (Twitter link). The deal will send infield prospect Nick Quintana back to Cincinnati, reports Chris McCosky of the Detroit News (on Twitter).

    Barnhart had been a career-long member of the Reds, who selected him in the 2009 draft. The switch-hitting backstop made his MLB debut in 2014 and has served as Cincinnatiís primary catcher for much of the past seven seasons. Barnhart has established himself as a capable backstop on both sides of the ball, combining generally league average offense for the position with well-regarded defense.
    via MLB Trade Rumors

    Found our veteran catcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionsFan..LOL View Post
    via MLB Trade Rumors

    Found our veteran catcher.
    wonder what this means for Haase

    gives Dingler another year, even though he might not need it, hmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuySir View Post
    wonder what this means for Haase

    gives Dingler another year, even though he might not need it, hmm
    I can see Haase being the backup C and a utility guy going forward given the Rogers situation. Even if/when Rogers returns it can't hurt to keep Haase around, if for nothing else than to keep Gumpy Greiner away from the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionsFan..LOL View Post
    I can see Haase being the backup C and a utility guy going forward given the Rogers situation. Even if/when Rogers returns it can't hurt to keep Haase around, if for nothing else than to keep Gumpy Greiner away from the team.
    Wow I forgot about both Rogers and Greiner, damn we have a lot of dudes at C

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    Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that the Tigers are expected to non-tender left-hander Matthew Boyd.
    Once the ace of the Tigers staff, Boyd underwent surgery in September to repair the flexor tendon in his left arm. He's hopeful to return at some point during the 2022 season, but no exact timeline has been given for his recovery. The two sides talked about a potential deal, but could not reach an agreement. He'll be an interesting buy-low option on the free agent market.
    via rotoworld

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionsFan..LOL View Post
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    damn, he'll get a "show me" deal somewhere, sucks we were never able to move him when his stock was high

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