Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by TheeTFD, Oct 24, 2013.
yeah @ $200M a season
Mr. Ilitch probably has no idea how much money he has nowadays....
Another thing fans wanted was a lefty starter-now Drew Smyly feels THAT role. Fister wasnt a difference maker in this rotation (actually SANCHEZ was) and in a seven game series,Fister would only start ONE of those games. he was VERY expendable.
I completely agree with you. My point was simply that they didn't HAVE to get rid of Fister to make the other moves. On paper, we should be one of the favorites to win the World Series right now.
Dom probably blows pie in the sky smoke to him. Then Mr.Ilitch reaches for his wallet.
That's senior citizens abuse !
Strange only Sanchez and Fister won against Bosox.
I don't see Kelly being released. Hopefully, Coke finds another home.
Read somewhere -- maybe SBNation -- that others think this Fister move is a real head-scratcher. Dombrowski claims it was not a salary dump, but I think it is. I realize Fister wasn't making that much in MLB standards but every little bit helps, right? The more time I've had to think about it, I would have rather seen Porcello depart. Porcello was lousy in the playoffs. I do like having a lefty in the starting rotation. I could see Nathan breaking down a la Sheffield.
Fister is more consistent than Porcello, so I would have preferred keeping him in our rotation too. But the Nationals probably said Fister or nothing and a salary relief may have been what was needed for another future deal.
remember Zoo the longer you keep a guy the less he is worth
Porcello was really good last year with a few exceptions that threw his average off. Hopefully he starts peaking next year.
Report: Detroit Tigers to sign speedy Rajai Davis to 2-year contract | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Here is some speed for us. Davis had 10 more stolen bases than our entire team last year and he was 2nd to Ellsbury in the AL.
Platoon split with Dirks in LF likely as he hit .319 against lefties and only .260 overall.
Sounds good to me.
Agree he needs to probably platoon as his BA seems higher than Dirks and since he can't steal first, he's got to be in the lineup starting at least 2-3 times a week.
With Kinsler, Davis and Iglesias, this team has gotten a whole lot faster.
We need to combine this with the 2014 Retool thread. Can someone do this?
Joba Chamberlain to the Tigers for 1 year / $2.5 million.
Dombrowski ain't messin' around.
My bad @ only $165M
Payroll was roughly $150M
They trimmed off ~$30M but will add $20M back on before MaxS
He's been hurt a lot and is almost cured of Tommy John surgery. Take from the Yanks, always good.
His WHIP was 1.548 in 2012 and 1.738 in 2013, when he allowed 47 hits, eight home runs and 26 walks in 42 innings. His ERA was 4.93.
For Chamberlain, though, the strikeouts still have been there, and that must be most appealing to the Tigers, who often can display tunnel vision when it comes flamethrowers. Chamberlain has averaged nearly a strikeout an inning the past four seasons.
From The Detroit News: Reliever Joba Chamberlain signs with Tigers for one year, $2.5M | The Detroit News
Detroit Tigers: 2014 World Series Champion
There really is no need to even play the season. Just give us the freakin' trophy now.
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