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    A-Rod would be a nice fit here, but at shortstop. A-Rod will want monster dollars, too. He isn't worth it unless you make postseason incentives part of the deal. Illitch has to weigh the potential increase in fan attendance (with having A-Rod) and paying that monster contract. I think Boston is the "perfect" place for A-Rod. Short, left-field porch will make it easier to break Bonds' HR "record."

    Seems weird to walk away from that much money. He'll be hearing the boos in Yankee Stadium next season if he stays in the A.L. I don't think A-Rod liked playing in NY at all and didn't want to say it publicly (which was smart).
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    Rockies had no chance. I saw that after the Sox turned the tables on the Indians who had all the MO before Beckett sucked the life out of them.
    Don't want A-rod, just one big stopper.
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    JOEL ZUMAYA TAKES AIM: 'I will prove this world wrong'

    I'm not sure if I would have told the interviewer that I was crying in bed because people thought I was lying. But each to his own. He's an emotional dude.

    It really is a shame he's had so many BS injuries.

    1) guitar hero tendinitis
    2) popped ligiment in throwing finger
    3) box falling on shoulder???

    Come on man. What's next? Maybe he'll get his throwing hand caught in a meat grinder and it will just turn into spaghetti.

    The only comparable injuries were Lou Whitaker's dancing injury and Willie Hernandez's gardening accident.

    It's like baseball's version of the Spinal Tap drummers' woes.
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    I thought it compares to Dave Rozema's injury when he fell and cut himself on a beer bottle. Just so happens the bottle was in his pocket at the time
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    In my opinion these episodes in Zumaya's life and his attitude in public make me appreciate even more the attitudes and actions of Stuckey and AJ, both of whom are at least I believe 2 years younger than Zumaya.

    :hoops:
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    Man, that is a dangerous situation having broken glass in your pockets. Hope he was wearing his cup.
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    He also hurt his knee with his kung fu kick in a brawl in '82 between the Tigers and Twinkies. Rozema: Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

    Fidrych hurt his knee in spring training in '77 trying to jump over a fence.
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    Just curious as to what you guys would think about picking up Bonds for cheap. We'll call it investing in junk bonds.

    1B- Guillen
    2B- Polonco
    SS- Renteria
    3B- Cabbrera
    C- Rodriguez
    LF- Bonds
    CF- Granderson
    RF- Ordonez
    DH- Sheffield

    Jaques Jones is our weakest link right now and Bonds' offensive #'s are still pretty good. Especially when you consider all of the walks that he gets.

    I know that the obvious answer is that he'll be a distraction and he might be in jail during the post season, but just wanted to throw it out there for discussion.

    Not sure how I'd feel about it. It would be sort of like acquiring Artest... in 13 years or so.
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    Nah, I don't think we need him. If Jones is the weakest link, then we're in an awesome shape. How many other teams can say that?
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    Would you take him if he said he'd play for free?
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    Probably not. :)
    The clubhouse seems to be in a pretty good shape, why risk anything?
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    Whenever I think of BB, I think of those stories with him in his own section of the locker room with his big leather lazy boy.
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    I would also think that he'd have to DH with all of his injury issues. And we have no spot on DH with Sheff already sitting pretty.
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    Just stick him in LF and tell Granderson that he has to basically play 2 positions.

    What about Piazza for a backup catcher and then resume trying to trade Inge?
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    I am not sure Piazza's knees would hold. I believe he DH'ed last season. Wilson is also supposed to come back later on during the season. But Tigers do need someone to backup Pudge as you can't expect him to play 130-140 games. I wonder what's on Dombrowski's mind.
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    I say "no" to Bonds, too, although I think it would be cool if the Stinkees picked him up. That would liven up things in the Big Apple.

    I would like to see him playing next season because things are more interesting when he's around. Just not in a Tigers' uni. Too steep a price to pay on the PR front.
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    It would be an interesting idea if we wanted to play Shef in left field and DH Bonds.

    Having said that, I don't think it will happen.

    :hoops:
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    Tigers love Cabrera's glove

    Nice little feel-good piece about Cabrera's fielding.

    Woo-hoo, he might be better than average! Great news.
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    The guy is working for that blockbuster contract, what would anyone expect?
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    Leyland announced his intended lineup against Right handed pitchers today. So, here it is + ave + slg against RIGHTIES ONLY

    Granderson/.337/.621
    Polanco/ .345/.460
    Sheffield/ .271/.461
    Ordonez/ .351/.564
    Cabrera/ .309/.534
    Guillen/ .295/ .489
    Renteria/ .323/ .451
    Rodriguez/ .274/.412
    Jones/ .283/ .397

    Combined, the lineup hits .310 with a .488 slg%. Sweet Jesus!

    Leyland also said that he doesn't know what the lineup will be against lefties, and that he may not set it in stone.

    Just to set your mind at ease, the above lineup against LEFTIES ONLY hits .305 with a .499 slg%. That is spectacular and it includes Granderson's .160 ave.


    Here are the players with the biggest differences in their performance against R or L hand pitchers.

    1) Granderson hits .160 against LH and .337 against RH.
    2) Ordonez hits .410 against LH and ONLY .351 against RH.
    3) Cabrera hits .364 against LH and .309 against RH.
    4) Sheffield hits .245 against LH and .271 against RH (but he loses power).

    The rest of the players are within a reasonable range between the two.

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