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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-04, 11:33

Living proof I'm exceptionally bored this morning.....now off for a long ATV ride.

I could actually live with this scenario for next year. Big assumption that JUp opts out but that rumor is growing stronger.

Strong starting pitching. Finally mixing some youth into the lineup. Versatile bench. Bullpen seems stronger.

Cuts the payroll by $65-70M with an additional $33M coming off after the 2018 season.


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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-04, 11:36

I don't think they put Nick in left, right is much more likely. Avila will be back up catcher
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-04, 11:37

aualum06 wrote:I don't think they put Nick in left, right is much more likely. Avila will be back up catcher

I forgot about Avila....you're probably right.

I thought Nick to LF because of his arm. What would be your or their reasoning for RF?

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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-04, 13:06

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aualum06 wrote:I don't think they put Nick in left, right is much more likely. Avila will be back up catcher



I forgot about Avila....you're probably right.

I thought Nick to LF because of his arm. What would be your or their reasoning for RF?

Generally your worst outfielder goes in right. Generally less ground to cover. Plus I'm no sure of minor league options but I'm not sure Upton opts out either. He's making good money that I don't think he gets elsewhere but he has been on a lot of bad baseball teams
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-04, 15:08

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I forgot about Avila....you're probably right.

I thought Nick to LF because of his arm. What would be your or their reasoning for RF?

Generally your worst outfielder goes in right. Generally less ground to cover. Plus I'm no sure of minor league options but I'm not sure Upton opts out either. He's making good money that I don't think he gets elsewhere but he has been on a lot of bad baseball teams

There is some chatter that he will opt out because he can match the $$ and pick his team. We'll see.

If you wanted to be an optimist and he keeps pitching well you might pick up Anibal's option for SP depth.

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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-04, 16:03

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Generally your worst outfielder goes in right. Generally less ground to cover. Plus I'm no sure of minor league options but I'm not sure Upton opts out either. He's making good money that I don't think he gets elsewhere but he has been on a lot of bad baseball teams

There is some chatter that he will opt out because he can match the $$ and pick his team. We'll see.

If you wanted to be an optimist and he keeps pitching well you might pick up Anibal's option for SP depth.

Anibal is good depth if you can convince him to start the year in AAA. Upton yeah it's all going to depend on what he thinks he can make elsewhere.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-04, 16:18

aualum06 wrote:
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There is some chatter that he will opt out because he can match the $$ and pick his team. We'll see.

If you wanted to be an optimist and he keeps pitching well you might pick up Anibal's option for SP depth.

Anibal is good depth if you can convince him to start the year in AAA. Upton yeah it's all going to depend on what he thinks he can make elsewhere.

In a perfect world you'd trade Victor and Iggy. Even if the return wasn't especially high you'd free close to $18M more off the payroll then you could move Miggy to DH and Casty to 1st. But I can't think of even the rosiest scenario where any team is going to pay VMart's salary so you might as well keep him for the last year if you're going to be paying him in any case. If you find enough kids to play you might just use VMart as a Gates Brown type late inning PH and go ahead with the Casty/Miggy moves.



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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-04, 19:11

Adduci cranks a HR from the 2 hole.

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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-04, 19:12

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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-04, 20:23

Eddings is bad behind the plate
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Post by DWags on 2017-08-04, 20:26

BTW, taking my dump today, I pick up my SI weekly. This weeks "Sign of the apocalypse" is Avilia trading his son.

I think he did him a favor.

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Post by steveschneider on 2017-08-04, 21:34

Epic inning. Justin Upton is my Tiger!
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-04, 21:37

Boom!! This team is going to shock the world and make a run.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-04, 21:37

Irrational exuberance ∆∆∆ over a small sample size.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-04, 21:41

Amazing what good D can do for you.

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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-04, 22:14

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Post by steveschneider on 2017-08-04, 23:41

LooseGoose wrote:Boom!! This team is going to shock the world and make a run.

If they get over .500 I think it would be an amazing accomplishment. They are definitely are playing some good ball right now.
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Re: tOfficial 2017 Detroit Tigers Thread: We suck again (again - AUAlum whined)

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-05, 07:58

Anthony's got the feevah too!!

After trading away pieces, Tigers top O's, inexplicably win fourth straight

BALTIMORE – They can’t explain it and even if they could, the Detroit Tigers probably wouldn’t want to.

Two weeks ago, they traded one of the best power hitters in baseball. Four days ago, they traded their closer and a crucial clubhouse presence. And here they were on Friday night, with the music once again playing inside the visitor’s clubhouse, celebrating their fourth straight win.

This win came in comeback fashion, the most dramatic of the bunch, when Justin Upton crushed a grand slam in the top of the eighth inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles, 5-2, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Tigers’ recent surge has come against teams in the American League postseason race: The Astros, Yankees and now Orioles. With the win, it now needs to be noted they are five games back of the league’s second Wild-Card spot.

Asked if it was the best the clubhouse had felt all season, Verlander said yes.

“It’s more fun when you’re winning,” he said.

Asked if this team – post-trade deadline – had the players to make a run, he said, “I’m not going to turn my back on it, that’s for damn sure.”

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-05, 16:10

A snippet that clarifies the Upton opt out.....

But of course, the 2016 season happened and he has to gauge how much that will matter to clubs as they consider him this offseason. Upton has to beat four years and $88 million, but he doesn’t get to shop around before making the decision like if he were considering a qualifying offer. Last winter, Yoenis Cespedes got four years and $110 million, but Cespedes is almost two years older and was coming off a slightly worse platform season. Dexter Fowler got five years and $82 million even though he’s a year and a half older and also had a worse platform season than Upton is having right now. Ian Desmond, also two years older, received five years and $70 million, although his profile is quite a bit different.

From the Athletic so paywalled.... Justin Upton's opt-out clause getting interesting


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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-05, 18:16

Win five in a row, shake up the line up. Nice.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-05, 18:19

aualum06 wrote:Win five in a row, shake up the line up. Nice.

5 games out of the wild card.

39-15 gets us to 90 wins. Possible?

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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-05, 18:22

LooseGoose wrote:
aualum06 wrote:Win five in a row, shake up the line up. Nice.

5 games out of the wild card.

39-15 gets us to 90 wins. Possible?

No. Starting pitching isn't that good I don't think. They get back to .500 like Steve said I'll be impressed
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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-05, 19:14

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-05, 19:14

Another 2 Run dinger for JUp....just a rocket.

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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-05, 19:20

Victor just kills the line up
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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-05, 19:26

Verhagen getting squeezed badly
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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-05, 21:11

Just booked a Chicago trip, sounds like I'm headed to Wrigley.
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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-05, 21:30

Umpiring is so bad. Jiminez comes in throws one right down the middle, ball one I mean wtf lol
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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-05, 22:11

I'm confused why Wilson got pulled
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-05, 22:24

That one isn't on the pitching. Can't win on the road scoring 2 runs.

I agree on Victor. DHing Miggy next year allows the Casty move to 1st and 2 young OFers.

I don't see them eating $18M for that though and he's too expensive to be Gates Brown isn't he?

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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-05, 22:27

LooseGoose wrote:That one isn't on the pitching. Can't win on the road scoring 2 runs.

I agree on Victor. DHing Miggy next year allows the Casty move to 1st and 2 young OFers.

I don't see them eating $18M for that though and he's too expensive to be Gates Brown isn't he?

Can you buy mlb contracts out like NBA?
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-05, 22:32

aualum06 wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:That one isn't on the pitching. Can't win on the road scoring 2 runs.

I agree on Victor. DHing Miggy next year allows the Casty move to 1st and 2 young OFers.

I don't see them eating $18M for that though and he's too expensive to be Gates Brown isn't he?

Can you buy mlb contracts out like NBA?

I think only for the full amount....

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Post by aualum06 on 2017-08-05, 22:33

LooseGoose wrote:
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Can you buy mlb contracts out like NBA?

I think only for the full amount....

Maybe he will retire and take a coaching gig.....
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Post by Death Roe on 2017-08-06, 00:51

This team sucks

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-06, 10:15

Tigers' new prospect Jeimer Candelario ready to slug to all fields

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