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post #2161 of 4211
Yeah. It's quite pricey but well within their range. It's low risk as well. Anything more than 2, I wouldn't like it. The Tigers had quite a bit coming off the books between Valerde and Delmon. Any of the other outfielders aren't worth the asking price and obtaining someone like Justin Upton via trade probably wasn't going to work.
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Torii Hunter batting 2nd for the Tigers now.
I wonder if all the Tigers had to do was say you'll be batting in front of Cabrera, Fielder, and Victor.

This is the best thing I've read about why he chose the "D".

Or, maybe, he heard that there is great rotisserie chicken at the Holiday Market in Royal Oak. If it's good enough for Jim Leyland, its good enough...
post #2163 of 4211
$26 million is high risk no matter how long it is. It's $26 million, which is roughly 5 WAR of free agent market value. Torii Hunter is not a 5 WAR player anymore (he was last year and in 09, but that's not enough to make a sane bet, especially with aging).
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When the owner has two feet in the grave and wants a title desperately, $13 million more a year isn't much to him. Who were they gonna get at that price? They'd have trade a lot for Upton.

I realize it is separated somehow, but he also isn't paying any hockey players right now or in the foreseeable future. I wonder if that has anything to do with it.
post #2165 of 4211
But then there's that World Series thing. I never did change my avatar.

Should be interesting to see if Lincecum gets traded. IMO if so then they know more than they're letting on.
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When the owner has two feet in the grave and wants a title desperately, $13 million more a year isn't much to him. Who were they gonna get at that price? They'd have trade a lot for Upton.
I realize it is separated somehow, but he also isn't paying any hockey players right now or in the foreseeable future. I wonder if that has anything to do with it.

The Tigers owner also owns the Redwings? That is actually an interesting question. He's not really spending his money in team payroll, but still interesting to wonder whether the one affects the other.
post #2167 of 4211
Yep. He owns the wings. His family is also a part of one of the casinos in Detroit. It's in his wife's name since he is a part of baseball and hockey ownership.
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Every time staxringgold posts statistics an old baseball fan dies.
 

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Every time staxringgold posts statistics an old baseball fan dies.

 

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Every time staxringgold posts statistics an old baseball fan dies.

Do you ever contribute anything to this thread besides whining about sabermetrics?
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Do you ever contribute anything to this thread besides whining about sabermetrics?

 

I also whine about the Yankees sucking.

post #2172 of 4211
That's a great signing by the Tigers. Hunter's much more than just a bat. He's excellent in the field and even better in the clubhouse. Even if he comes anywhere near last year's numbers he'll still be a MASSIVE upgrade over anyone else the Tiggers had out there. Plus, who else was on the market and would have settled for a short term deal? No one. They could still bag someone else like Swisher but why lose out on Hunter? Now they're even more attractive to any other potential free agents, especially a closer.
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Thoughts on the CY Young awards? The closest race in 50 years in the AL with Price barely edging Verlander. I think that was a little Verlander fatigue, to be honest. He should have won.

Dickey in the NL was awesome. Nice to see a knuckleballer win and also him to be able to hold the Mets hostage for more cash.
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

When the owner has two feet in the grave and wants a title desperately, $13 million more a year isn't much to him. Who were they gonna get at that price? They'd have trade a lot for Upton.
I realize it is separated somehow, but he also isn't paying any hockey players right now or in the foreseeable future. I wonder if that has anything to do with it.

I would think that the hockey fiasco has a lot to do with Mr. I's wallet. I'm sure the spending spree isn't over. Gotta get Sanchez, now.

What a lineup: Jackson, Hunter, Miggy, Prince, V Mart
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Thoughts on the CY Young awards? The closest race in 50 years in the AL with Price barely edging Verlander. I think that was a little Verlander fatigue, to be honest. He should have won.
Dickey in the NL was awesome. Nice to see a knuckleballer win and also him to be able to hold the Mets hostage for more cash.

Verlander should've won, Dickey deserved it.
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