Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Wolf Man Cometh

Dave Dombrowski was an outstanding General Manager for the Tigers, ushering in a new era in Tigers baseball.  He brought in Pudge, Magglio, Miggy, V-Mart, and then a slew of HUGE names --- getting to two World Series appearances.

Now, the reason he is gone is simple ---- the bullpen still is terrible, it's a revolving door of gasoline salesmen.  Tom "Gasoline" Gorzleanny, Ian "Kerosene" Krol, Neftali "F-Bomb 2" Feliz --- this can keep going.

So here we are in August and the state of our pitching situation has dwindled to the point where we have to pay Toronto for 38 year old Randy Wolf, yesterday being his first appearance on an MLB mound in two seasons.

Not a bad outing, but the cupboards are bare and Dombrowski is gone.

Hot Corner, Pat

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Day the 2015 Season Died

I was stung by three hornets today, sat through the entire MLB trade deadline with little to no fanfare...and saw the 2015 Tigers go....

Goodbye Yoenis, Price and Soria

All short time acquisitions built for a great 2015.

This is not a post of mourning!

Let's take a look at what the Tigers have lost and now gained for a brighter 2016

Traded Price to Toronto for three pitchers --- Norris ( I live in a van down by the Wal -Mart!), Matt Boyd, and Jairo Labourt (the the t is silent)....all Lefties!

For Soria we got JaCoby Jones

We traded Porcello to Boston for Cespedes AND Alex Wilson (who has been the most reliable relief pitcher in 2015, which says a ton) in addition,  from the Mets we got --- Michael Fullmer and Luis Cessa

Addition by subtraction?  Tigers won Thursday, and lead the Orioles 6-5 as I write!

Hot Corner, Pat