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Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by OLD SKOOL HQ, Apr 1, 2008.
Our relievers are 22 for 42 in save situations this season. I think the main problem has been identified. Todd Jones is 18 for 21. So, the rest are 4 for 21! Zach Minor- 0 for 3 Lopez- 0 for 1 Farnsworth- 0 for 2 Seay- 0 for 1 Dolsi- 2 for 2 Rodney- 1 for 5 Zoom- 1 for 4 Grilli- 0 for 1 Cruceta- 0 for 2 20 blown saves? For comparison, the Yankess have 6 blown saves and Rivera is 26 for 26.
Ha, Ha, Zoom the closer !!! ? That will last about 3 games.
This has been Leyland's issue the past two seasons..You never know when a pitcher is going to throw the homerun pitch, but knowing when to pull your pitcher and replace with another one is the keys to managing the game and your team being successful. I just have never understood some of his chess moves in the late innings.
Leyland, it's fair to say could not find anyone to save his azz. Maybe the umps are squeezing our strike zone ?!
Who would've believed that two of the Tiger better performing pitchers in August will be Gallaraga and Miner?
With Seay and Lopez kickin butt in relief. Seay has appeared in 41 games, pitched 39 innings, and has only allowed 11 runs. Also, Grilli is having a pretty decent year with Colorado.
- How could that be ? And what is "good" for him?
I'm not sure how it could be. But his career ERA is 4.88 and he has been 3.52 in 33 games with Colorado this season. He has struck out 38 batters in 38 innings. For comparison, Todd Jones has a 5.05 ERA and has struck out 14 in 41 innings for us.
Do we need a new pitching coach ?
2008 Season W-L 10-7 >SV 0 >ER 3.12 >K 97 Jair Jurgens Here's one that got away. Boy we could have used him instead of wasting time and money on Dontreille Willis. No Tiger pitcher has 10 victories yet, only Zumaya and Seay have an ERA lower than Jurgens and only Verlander has more K's
I thought the guy might be Swedish with a name like that.
The PF.com general consensus proved true. Posts from a thread after the trade
I guess, can't win 'm all. Dombrowski took a gamble on this one, and looks like came out on the losing end. He's had his ups and downs. He got Gallarraga. It's a tough world out there, just ask Joe D.
Cool pic from last nights game after a rain delay Perhaps a good omen...? Cabrera powers Tigers to rout of A's
Tigers put Gary Sheffield on waivers: One day after Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he was "flabbergasted" by Gary Sheffield's complaints about playing time, Sheffield was among several Tigers placed on waivers by the club Tuesday, according to a major league source. Teams aren't permitted to comment on the waiver process, so it's possible the timing is coincidental. But there were indications that the Tigers floated Sheffield's name in trade talks before the July 31 trading deadline. So it seems likely that Sheffield's latest remarks have prompted them to see if interest in him may have picked up this month in the wake of a number of injuries to prominent players on several contenders. link: ESPN - Source: Tigers put disgruntled Sheffield on waivers - MLB
Also: The Detroit Tigers, who have scrambled all season to find pitching depth, have reached an agreement with free agent pitcher Freddy Garcia. The Tigers are expected to assign Garcia, who has not pitched in the majors since early in the 2007 season, to a minor league team at some point this month, so he can pitch and perhaps give himself a chance to reach the big leagues this year. "He's a proven big league pitcher at a time in which it's hard to find pitching. He's always pitched well," Tigers president Dave Dombrowski said. "He's healthy now after the surgery. It's just he needs to build up his arm strength. I don't know if there's enough time to do it, but we also figure that we don't have anything to lose to try. He's a guy that we've always liked." link: ESPN - Garcia, out of majors since early '07, agrees to deal with Tigers; Willis promoted - MLB
I read a story about the Boston Globe interview yesterday. Here's todays freep article Sheffield, Leyland spar over DH, playing time | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press Sounds like he's soured along with the Tigers season. Even if he goes to a playoff contender he can't be on the playoff roster. Sheffield is losing his marbles if he thinks he can help a team playing outfield...not to mention his bat pretty much sucks too. He should have been shopped to other teams back in May. Now...who's gonna want a 39 year old with a bad attitude and a bum shoulder that demands playing time beyond his capabilities?
Interesting story this morning by Lynn Henning. He's saying the Tigers will try and cut payroll next season in anticipation of lower season-ticket sales. Also says trading Ordonez is an option. Tigers will slash payroll in wake of bust
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