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    Probably need some bench players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky View Post
    Probably need some bench players.
    Shaping up to be:
    Holaday/McCann
    Worth/Perez
    Dirks/RH OF
    Kelly

    If Kelly is still on the team, hopefully he stops getting 250 PA's a season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottwood View Post
    If Kelly is still on the team, hopefully he stops getting 250 PA's a season.
    Hopefully players stay healthy and he won't be forced into a starting role.

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    I'd like some guys on the bench who can contribute some offense and I don't think that Worth fits the mold. He just finished his age 27 year in Triple A with an OPS in the low 600's. Perez has some upside but he's only 22 and needs to play every day - either in Detroit or Toledo, but I can't see him on the bench in Detroit. I don't see anyone in the entire Tigers' farm system who can play short, swing the bat a little bit, and is over 22. So I think that the backup SS/2B is going to come from outside the organization, probably after the last spring training cuts. So, someone who isn't on the roster yet.

    Backup catcher? Someone who isn't on the roster yet.

    Dirks/Castellanos - probably. I think that Rajai Davis would be more useful than Castellanos right now but I doubt that Castellanos will be staying in Toledo for another year.

    Kelly - I love what he's done with his career, and he's only the 25th man so really who cares. If he's here he needs to stop getting so many game appearances and PA's. I have to think that Brad Ausmus will recommend some guys from some other organizations that would be an upgrade over Kelly, and have some baserunning speed. So I think that the 25th man probably isn't on the roster yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottwood View Post
    Shaping up to be:
    Holaday/McCann
    Worth/Perez
    Dirks/RH OF
    Kelly

    If Kelly is still on the team, hopefully he stops getting 250 PA's a season.
    This would be the worst bench since the days of Shane Halter. Dear God. This bench smells bad all the way down here in Virginia.

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    A veteran MIF and a bat with some pop would be nice.

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    I, too, would like a veteran MILF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaBengal View Post
    I, too, would like a veteran MILF.
    I prefer the rookies.
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    Boston took Quentin Berry of their 40 man roster and he became a free agent. Not the best hitter but the boy can run and his enthusiasm spread throughout the bench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaBengal View Post
    This would be the worst bench since the days of Shane Halter. Dear God. This bench smells bad all the way down here in Virginia.
    Dirks will be moved. Kelly will not make the club.
    we could see a 100% turn in bench this year. I think we will emphasize speed and youth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Mitchell View Post
    Dirks will be moved. Kelly will not make the club.
    we could see a 100% turn in bench this year. I think we will emphasize speed and youth.
    I hope you're right. Dirks is a bit of an enigma. I think he was battling some stuff last year and could still be productive, though I wouldn't expect the .300+ year he put up in 2012. Somewhere in between and he's a useful piece for us. A repeat of last year and I have no interest.

    We absolutely need a speed guy like Berry, even if that's all he offers us. Worst case, we stash him in Toledo until September and have him as a weapon in the postseason. A stolen base and an extra run here and there could be the difference between moving on and getting eliminated. I'm fine with devoting one spot to a guy like that on the postseason roster if he's a good enough baserunner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    I prefer the rookies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaBengal View Post
    This would be the worst bench since the days of Shane Halter. Dear God. This bench smells bad all the way down here in Virginia.
    Every player listed there outside of McCann was on the roster/bench at some point in 2013. Outside of a very unexpectedly good year with the bat for Pena, that bench doesn't project to be one iota different than the bench we had going into 2013.

    It's not ideal, but as long as we get some sort of solid 2B and a solid RHB compliment to Dirks (or if Castellanos is ready) then this bench will be fine. And if Worth rediscovers the ability to hit LHP, all the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottwood View Post
    Shaping up to be:
    Holaday/McCann
    Worth/Perez
    Dirks/RH OF
    Kelly

    If Kelly is still on the team, hopefully he stops getting 250 PA's a season.
    I truly hope we get a decent RH C (in other words, not Holoday or McCann).

    I can live with Perez but Worth is horrible.
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    The bench doesn't concern me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelton View Post
    The bench doesn't concern me.
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