TIGERBEAT presented by Stroh's

Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by OLD SKOOL HQ, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. OLD SKOOL HQ

    OLD SKOOL HQ All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    4,014
    Likes Received:
    470
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    ESPN.com - MLB/SPRING2007 - Stark: Tigers' 2006 season changed lives
    A great way to start the season. Overcoming the shock of last year's great season and drive to the yes, WORLD SERIES and based on the fact that I am ordering MLB season package, I plan to give some great insights to this Tiger season. My season review can found at this link:OLDSKOOL HQ'S NEWS AND VIEWS
    and i want to thank my sponsor's for assisting me this season on our run back to the WORLD SERIES:

    Stroh's Beer
    Hostess Twinkies
    Wonder Bread
    Better Made Potato Chips
    Faygo Red Pop
    Kellogg's Corn flakes
    Marathon Oil
    Vernor's Ginger ale
    M& M Shrimp Shack
    Top Hat Hamburgers
    Marygrove College
    The Lindell AC
    Windsor Strip clubs of Ontario
    Sir Graves Ghastly
    WGPR and the Electrifying Mojo show

    and

    The 4:30 Movie

    Here's to a great season and GOOOOOOOOOOOO Tiiiguhs!!!!:cheers:
  2. TheeTFD

    TheeTFD All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    9,459
    Likes Received:
    415
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Lunas, NM
    Looks like you're all set Skoo.
    pass me a Vernors. Cause it tingles through my nose.
  3. OLD SKOOL HQ

    OLD SKOOL HQ All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    4,014
    Likes Received:
    470
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Opening Day is one of only three days during the year that I definetly wont work. The other two are my birthday and the Blue vs Buckeyes game. This will a fun year but baseball is a funny game. here's my predictions:

    AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST:
    1. NEW YORK 100-62
    2. BOSTON 91-71
    3. TORONTO 84-78
    4. BALTIMORE 77-85
    5. TAMPA BAY 72-90

    AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL:
    1. DETROIT 94-68
    2. CHICAGO 91-71
    3. CLEVELAND 90-72
    4. MINNESOTA 87-75
    5. KANSAS CY 74-88

    AL WEST:
    1. CALIFORNIA 92-70
    2. TEXAS 89-73
    3. OAKLAND 81-81
    4. SEATTLE 80-82

    CHAMPS: NEW YORK OVER DETROIT

    NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST:

    1. PHILADELPHIA 91-71
    2. METS 90-72
    3. ATLANTA 89-73
    4. FLORIDA 82-80
    5. WASHINGTON, DC 60-102

    NL CENTRAL:
    1. HOUSTON 90-72
    2. ST LOUIS 88-74
    3. CHICAGO 83-79
    4. MILWAUKEE 81-81
    5. CINCY 78-84
    6. PITTSBURGH 70-92

    NL WEST:
    1. SAN FRANCISCO 86-76
    2. LOS ANGELES 82-70
    3. SAN DIEGO 82-70
    4. COLORADO 79-83
    5. ARIZONA 70-92

    CHAMPS: METS OVER ASTROS


    WORLD SERIES...YANKS OVER METS.....rats
  4. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    12,366
    Likes Received:
    1,528
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    HQ do you think losing those 10-12 starts from The Gambler (due to his blood clot surgery) will affect the Tigers quest to get 90 victories?
  5. OLD SKOOL HQ

    OLD SKOOL HQ All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    4,014
    Likes Received:
    470
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Nahh! hes 43 yrs old. we have to start expecting that whatever he gives us is more important in the clubhouse than the dugout. Watch for durbin and Miller. And Nate Robertson will win 17 games at least. Im gonna enjoy this day!!! I ordered MLBTV. its only 14.95 a month and you get every game online Tv or radio. Im only paying month to month because baseball is so funny, but I think we will have a good year. For me, thats 90 wins or more..playoffs or not. Im just glad GOOD baseball is BACK!!!
  6. OLD SKOOL HQ

    OLD SKOOL HQ All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    4,014
    Likes Received:
    470
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Opening day had the Blue jays storming to a 3-0 lead and holding on for a 5-3 win in 10 innings.
    THE GOOD:
    Bonderman came back with 5 great innings after a terrible 1st.
    Sheffield showed he is the gangsta of MLB.What a rocket bat.
    Polanco and Granderson are going to be like the Brothers Johnson, Thunder Thumbs and Lightning Licks!!!
    Zoom and Doom(Zumaya and Jones) were very good.

    THE BAD:
    Rodney is still a crooked hat wearing FlipMurray of a pitcher.
    No homers. Thats a big part of our offense.
    Ordonez needs a big hit this year when we least expect it.
    Wont go 162-0!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    12,366
    Likes Received:
    1,528
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    LOL > Should he beferred to I Hat Him (Part Deux):pound:
  8. TheeTFD

    TheeTFD All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    9,459
    Likes Received:
    415
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Lunas, NM
    AL WEST:
    1. CALIFORNIA 92-70
    2. TEXAS 89-73
    3. OAKLAND 81-81
    4. SEATTLE 80-82
    ----------------
    Looks good Skoo
    Just to fire back at ya.
    Cal...............85-77
    Oak..............84-78
    Tex..............83-79
    Sea..............70-82
    Giants over Dodgers? Yeah? NO!
    Zona............85-77
    Yanks over Tigs ? you know better
  9. OLD SKOOL HQ

    OLD SKOOL HQ All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    4,014
    Likes Received:
    470
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    SERIES: TIGERS AT ROYALS...3 GAMES

    Tigers start of 1-1 and 1(snow trumps all) and head to KC where it aint much better. Justin V goes Friday and a very important start for Maroth Saturday. Curtis Granderson looks like Lou Brock out there and Polanco leads the AL with a .600 BA. All the hoopla from the pennant ceremonies are done, so this 10 day roadie should actually be kind of relaxing. Look for a lot of runs by our boys this weekend. KC is young and spunky and arguably the best last place team in baseball. Should be a fun weekend.

    Also, great news that MLB can be scene on CATV this year through your IN DEMAND service,and its free this weekend.
  10. TheeTFD

    TheeTFD All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    9,459
    Likes Received:
    415
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Lunas, NM
    They needed 10 runs to beat BJs.
    crazyman
  11. TheeTFD

    TheeTFD All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    9,459
    Likes Received:
    415
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Lunas, NM
    Halladay got us 2 to 1.
    but came back the next day and clubbed them 10 to 7.
    7 and 4 early with 5 road wins. Strong.
    Yankees suck.
  12. bezeach

    bezeach First Round Draft Pick 1x Fantasy Champion

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Jenison, MI
    The Jays got us today though, 2-1. Our offense really struggled. Hopefully the Kansas City series will get it going.
  13. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    12,366
    Likes Received:
    1,528
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    12 hits in yesterdays come from behind victory and 3 hits today? Still some work to go for consistency but the season is early.

    7-5 season record, 3-3 with the Blue Jays, 2-1 over the Orioles and 2-1 over the Royals. Al lot of tight games so far. Tigers have 49 runs and the oppsition has 47.

    Maroth looks like a suitable replacement for the gambler, but not sure about Durbin yet.
  14. TheeTFD

    TheeTFD All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    9,459
    Likes Received:
    415
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Lunas, NM
    Maroth was the real deal last year before he threw his shoulder to the plate.
    2-1 = good pitching, game is under control.
  15. OLD SKOOL HQ

    OLD SKOOL HQ All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    4,014
    Likes Received:
    470
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    SUNDAY REPORT: APR 22, 2007

    TIGERS W-10 L-8
    TEAM AVG: .235 (11TH)
    RUNS: 86(4TH)
    WALKS 62(5TH)
    AT-BATS(IST)
    ERA: 4.06 (6TH)

    tigers have all the stats of a 10-8 team. still, they have yet to be swept and avoided that with a 2 out HR by Thames and a GW single by MVP candidate Placido Polanco.The Official Site of The Detroit Tigers: News: Detroit Tigers News

    Polanco is off and flying after being the MVP of the AL Championship and THE MVG of the World Series. He is getting a Derek Jeter air about him , a look of doing whatever he wants when he's counted upon. Earlier, when attempting to hit behind the runner, he smashed a single down the first base line to score a run. Ozzie Guillen said he is the most feared hitter in our lineup.

    Overall, weve been terrible 'hitting' wise and with our bullpen , sans Todd Jones. Sheffield , Casey and Inge arent even hitting my weight in the army while Rodney looks like he just fell off the pipe, crack pipe , that is.
    he's has lost or been responsible for losing 5 of our 8 losses.

    This is still pretty typical for a team coming off a World Series. St louis is
    also hovering around .500. Tigers will be fine though as the weather warms up.

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: PLACIDO POLANCO
    PITCHER OF THE WEEK: WIL LEDEZMA
  16. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    9,434
    Likes Received:
    349
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kiev - Farmington Hills, MI - Santa Clara, CA
    :sherlock:
    The Tigers are struggling with the consistency. If the pitching is good - don't expect any runs, if they hit up a storm, don't expect pitching to hold it together. Durbin has been shaky, Rodney stunk up the MLB, and Sheffield is non-existent. If those guys get it together as long as Casey and Inge warming up, we should be fine.

    On another note, how about Pena for TB? 10 games - 3 homers and 9 rbi, but batting .209 with 1 bb and 9 K's.
  17. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    17,343
    Likes Received:
    2,703
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    Look at Chef's on base % of .326 vs. Granderson's .329. That's not so bad. He's getting walked on about 20% of hit trips to the plate.

    It also shows in his runs scored of 12 (highly correlated to OBP). He's tied for 36th in the league along side Barry Bonds. Mags and Granderson are the only 2 Tigers ahead of him.


    Also, our top 3 starting pitchers have been great.
    Robertson- 2.05 ERA
    Verlander- 2.08
    Bonderman- 2.25

    Then there is a drop off...
    Moroth- 5.05

    If the Gambler was in there, we'd probably have 4 starting P's with ERA's < 3!
  18. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    9,434
    Likes Received:
    349
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kiev - Farmington Hills, MI - Santa Clara, CA
    What's up with Bonderman and the first inning? Can he ever get through it without giving up at least a couple of runs? If he could do that - we are probalby talking Cy Young material. Well, maybe not that great, but he'd be a star in this league.
    Jones needs to get his cr.p together. You can't blow a save after team came back from being down 7-0. It has a huge psychological effect no matter how experienced your team is.
    Inge needs some more batting practice.
    Granderson struck out 3 more times today. Even though he homered, he is striking out way too much for a leadoff man. I know, he is still young and working on cutting down on strikes, but the results are simply not there. He maybe needs to be moved down in the lineup, but that couldn't happen since we don't have anyone else even resembling leadoff hitter who gets on base.
    Our pitching has been shaky. You can't rely on your offense to consistently score 10 runs each game to win.
    Rodney had good outing, maybe he's getting his act together. He'd be a great help.
    Is there a pitcher in our bullpen that hasn't blown a save this year? I am not sure, but seems like everyone did at least once.
    Anyhow, it is still early in the season, but things need some quick fixing or there will not be any playoffs this year.
  19. TheeTFD

    TheeTFD All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    9,459
    Likes Received:
    415
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Lunas, NM
    Bondo has no decisions in 5 or 6 starts.
    What a messed up way to lose that 2sd Angel game.
    Clutch hitting is our only hope. The pitching is a null, especially in the Central. As the Tigers warm up so will other teams. Still I like our chances, hope we stay healthy.
  20. TheeTFD

    TheeTFD All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    9,459
    Likes Received:
    415
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Lunas, NM
    Tough sleety [snow and rain] win for Tigers tonite.
    Beat the snot out of CWS 6 to 2.
    Durbin gets first win in 3 years. Zoom walked like 6 guys, so Jones had to come in and finish.

Share This Page