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Sorry for borrowing a title to a very good blog, I just have a few thoughts of my own right now. I think the Tigers are at a critical stage of the season, where they must figure out if they should be legitimate contenders, or if they are pretenders. They have some pieces available in the farm system that I think would have more value to the Tigers as players, than they would garner in a trade. Take Scott Sizemore, for example. Generally he's not regarded as a top 100 type of prospect, but he
I really like Adam Weber as a quarterback, he's got some tools and could be an NFL prospect. He's got a nice arm, and is pretty accurate. Minnesota has improved their roster so much over the past two years, they should be in the 2nd tier, with bowl eligibility an expectation, not just a goal. They've got a nice sprinkling of NFL caliber talent, with WR Eric Decker (who runs really good routes), DE Willie Van Der Steeg, LB Deon Hightower, and RB's Duane Bennett and Deleon Eskridge. The Gophers
It's early day two of the MLB draft, and I'm wondering if the Tigers will ever go outside their little scouting circle and select position players outside of their little box. For example, the Indians hitters all look the same when they move up the chain; they usually have nice short choppy swings, and have a great deal of power hitters available. The Twins are similar, in that their system is loaded with super athletes who hit for a high average, and play ball to their organizational philosophy.
My rules, going by rookie qualifications, which means that Perry and Porcello are not eligible for this list. Performance/league age and previous scouting reports from various resources are some of the criteria I use.
1. Casey Crosby, LHP WMi
2. Wilkin Ramirez, OF, Toledo
3. Scott Sizemore, 2b Erie
4. Cody Satterwhite, RHP Erie
5. Alfredo Figaro, RHP Erie
6. Brett Jacobson, RHP, Lakeland
7. Alex Avila, C Erie
8. Luis Marte, RHP Erie
Updated 06-05-2009 at 11:50 AM by cruzer1
1. Competitiveness. How are they competing? They might have a difficult schedule, but I want to see how they compete against the Pittsburghs of the world.
2. Scheme. Last year's defensive schemes were horrible. One gap? Those were huge gaps everywhere. So many long runs where the RB went untouched, made it difficult for the Lions to compete.
3. Matt Stafford's development. This is the most important aspect for the Lions, but they need to compete first. Daunte