Originally Posted by bdeuce22
Tigers need a closer, a 4-5th starter, a corner OF, and a coach.
I doubt they will do much in the offseason. I bet leyland returns. Dirks will man left. Need to find a RF. Garcia is too young and berry isn't the answer. Boesch isn't tht answer. Delmon is gone. Peralta and Infante are back. I hope the sign Anibal but his postseason performance added a few million to his contract.
I wish that Delmon would be gone, but I'd wager that he will be back. He is a terrible fielder. He DH'd well, during the post season, and that might be enough for management. But with V-mart back, why would they need Delmon? Common sense has never been a strong suit with the organization.
Prince Fielder is a liability at 1st. One could overlook this if he was a true clutch hitter and if he had performed well in the Series. He was a disaster. An expensive one, at that.
I just have to admire the Giants organization. Most of the players on this team were not even around in 2010. That is amazing. Many of these newer players are not "brand name" players. Their payroll is far less than that of the Tigers. They are doing something very right. I certainly appreciated the skillful and efficient defense of the Giants. Real baseball playing, that is for sure.
This sweep reminds me of the many bowl games that Bo lost at Michigan. Total embarrassment.
Today, Verlander said that the memory of this Series will urge them to work all the harder over the winter months. I hope so.
Leyland's return is entirely his decision. But can a 68 year old man withstand another stress-filled season like this one? If he were to leave, who would they get to manage this team? Who would the players respect? Please....NOT Gene Lamont!
And on top of all our sorrow, the NHL, on Thursday, will announce the cancellation of the Winter Classic. Bad for Detroit and Ann Arbor. Meanwhile, we get to watch classic NHL games on the CBC "Hockey Night in Canada".
Again, congrats to the Giants. Enjoy your moment.