Thursday, August 31, 2006

Yankees-Tigers postmortem

Coming out of a series at Yankee Stadium 1-2 is nothing to be disappointed with. Especially with the Yankees struggling in their last few games leading up to this series. The entire series was a close matched pitchers duel. the Tigers come back to a 6 game home stand with the Angels and Mariners coming in.
Some questions:
- Why did Jamie Walker stay in so long this afternoon?
- No Joel Zumaya?
- When will the Tigers realize Neifi Perez was a mistake, and play Omar Infante. It be one think if Perez was drawing walks and stealing bases, but he swings away just as much as the rest of the players on the team. If your going to have a free swinger in there, why not Infante? At least when he makes contact he knocks the crap out of the ball
Some praise:
- Nate Robertson and Wil Ledezma for pitching great in their respective games yesterday. No decision for Ledezma, and a tough luck loss for Robertson but they both kept the Tigers in the games.
- Todd Jones for yet another 1-2-3 save
- Magglio Ordonez for starting to swing the bat and drive the ball deep the way a clean up hitter should.
Crazy Suggestion:
- Switch Guillen and Monroe in the order. With Monroe's power and threat of base clearing hits looming Magglio might get a few better pitches to drive deep. Guillen can fit the speedy contact hitter 2 spot much better than Monroe, and keep that spot warm until Polanco comes back.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Who's my Tiger?

The subject of this inaugural post(and the majority of the post Apr-Oct.) is the team finally giving me joy after years of disgust. The Detroit Tigers. Why now? Well three reasons really: 1) there hasn't been much to talk about recently as you may have noticed 2) After years of poverty I finally was able to purchase season tickets (in left field hence the name) and have seen some things that I thought might be fun to share on this interweb. 3) Now, I have finally have time to write about them.
I am nothing more than a dedicated fan looking to give my two cents on what I see. If you like it great, if not well just go back to looking up porn. So here we go welcome and I hope you enjoy.

My favorite tiger is a little out of the box, but is responsible for everything you see today. Dave Dombrowski. Whether it's fleecing opposing teams in trades (Bonderman for Weaver, Guillen for Ramon Santiago, Urbina for Polanco, Farnsworth for Colon & Miner) or stockpiling the franchise with a plethora of young talent (Verlander, Zumaya, Granderson, Cameron Maybin, and now Andrew Miller to name a few) the only thing I'm fearing is the inevitable offer from another team taking him away. I'm actually excited to see who they can pull in this off season, which is a strange and weird new feeling for me. It makes the pinch of the playoff ticket price hike a little bit more bearable to know that with Dombrowski in charge, chances are there will be more in the Tigers future.