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    He seems a bit miffed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Antrat View Post
    Imagine if Jim had to put up with the NY or Boston media blitz everyday.
    He should be thankful that he gets to eat while giving pressers here.
    Just because Boston and NY are full of douche bag reporters doesn't mean that should be the measuring stick.
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    I think he just gets POd at Trevor Thompson. I know Fox probably has some contractual right to the first question or something, but a couple of nights recently after giving Trevor 3 or 4 he seemed to be trying to answer someone else's question and Trevor cut him off repeatedly and it looked like Jim didn't like that at all. Not to mention Trevor asks stupid questions.
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    Been following his twitter feed for a while...get the idea that he lives an alternative lifestyle from some of the things he follows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROMAD1 View Post
    Been following his twitter feed for a while...get the idea that he lives an alternative lifestyle from some of the things he follows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROMAD1 View Post
    Been following his twitter feed for a while...get the idea that he lives an alternative lifestyle from some of the things he follows.
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    yeah, its probably nothing
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but DD has never said that Rondon is the closer for 2013, just that they would be "comfortable" with it, which is typical non-committal DD speak, and that they'll give him a chance to earn the job.

    Even in the article he suggests it's a done deal. This is exactly what I can't stand about Henning. Really nice guy, brings attention to the minor leagues, but his writing style just irks me.

    Still, the Tigers are convinced Rondon can handle it.
    This is just completely made up as far as I can tell. Did I miss something this offseason where they officially made him the closer?
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    Just asking the question here, because I don't read enough (i.e., any) Henning to know: is there any chance the Tigers use him to put stuff out there they can't say themselves?
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    No because he's wrong quite often. DD saying he's "comfortable" with Rondon is just a likely a ploy to drive up his trade value or a way to keep Borras from driving up the price on Soriano.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasfh View Post
    Just asking the question here, because I don't read enough (i.e., any) Henning to know: is there any chance the Tigers use him to put stuff out there they can't say themselves?
    I was under the impression Henning often throws stuff at the wall to see if it'll stick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catswithbats View Post
    I was under the impression Henning often throws stuff at the wall to see if it'll stick.
    I've always suspected he had some inside info prior to the Granderson deal. I don't doubt he has some contacts within the organization, and it wouldn't surprise me if they give him some inside stuff periodically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn Henning View Post
    Still, the Tigers are convinced Rondon can handle it.

    He talked with DD earlier in the offseason. Maybe that was his opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehringer_2 View Post
    I think he just gets POd at Trevor Thompson. I know Fox probably has some contractual right to the first question or something, but a couple of nights recently after giving Trevor 3 or 4 he seemed to be trying to answer someone else's question and Trevor cut him off repeatedly and it looked like Jim didn't like that at all. Not to mention Trevor asks stupid questions.


    Leyland definitely doesn't like Trevor Thompson, or Ryan Field. He does little to hide his disdain. It makes sense, because they both ask idiotic questions.
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    I don't see the big deal with the quote. DD won't admit that the sun will come up tomorrow "All indications are that it will, we'll see..." so his statements with regard to Rondon tell me that the guy will have to stink it up or get injured in spring training to NOT be the closer. Henning is just interpreting DD speak to reality.
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    I think Henning is fine. At least he offers opinion and something interesting right or wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socaltiger View Post
    I think Henning is fine. At least he offers opinion and something interesting right or wrong.
    But he doesn't state it as opinion. I'm cool with opinions too. He takes an open-ended quote and states it as fact. That's where I have a problem. He's leading people to believe that Rondon will in fact be the closer next year and it probably isn't a sure thing yet. I just think it's irresponsible of him.
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    I actually don't care that much about a sports columnist's opinion. I get opinions from blogs and message boards. When I read a columnist or beat writer, I'm generally looking for some inside information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A.J.K. View Post
    Leyland definitely doesn't like Trevor Thompson, or Ryan Field. He does little to hide his disdain. It makes sense, because they both ask idiotic questions.
    this topic came up at work in another form...I notice that Shannon Hogan gets the soft treatment from Leyland. I also notice that the mid-40s female with the nice body/cute face and sultry voice who works as a PM for one of the vendors has all the government managers hanging on her every word despite the fact that they know they can't give her any money and despite the fact that I know all these managers would never even consider cheating on their spouses...just because biology and culture hands a certain women soft skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger337 View Post
    I actually don't care that much about a sports columnist's opinion. I get opinions from blogs and message boards. When I read a columnist or beat writer, I'm generally looking for some inside information.
    His analysis is worth something...he's closer to the sources of information than I am. I think he does do some constructs that make sense to him but never come to pass. He seems to latch onto some player and thinks the Tigers should use them more (see Worth this offseason).
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    I don't understand the anger towards Henning. he seems like a passionate fan and a nice man and he is a solid, if unspectacular writer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROMAD1 View Post
    His analysis is worth something...he's closer to the sources of information than I am..
    I agree with that. The problem is he does not differentiate between sourced info and fan-like opinion. I think he does that on purpose for style, but it's frustrating. Other than that, I don't dislike Henning. He is one of the few Detroit writers that shows any passion for the games and he is also responsive to readers.

    I stand by my comment that columnists who simply give opinions are not worth reading, when there are blogs and message boards where people do the same thing. The value of newspaper writers is their close link to the team. If they do not use that link, they are no different than any of us.
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    Henning tries harder to interject some more advanced statistical analysis of the game into his articles than other writers. He really is responsive to fans too, as Lee has pointed out. He can't just pander to the 'super-fan' that already knows it all, and I think it's unfair for 'super-fans' to think he''s dumb when he writes for a readership that doesn't already know everything under the sun there is to know. He sometimes seems to go off half-cocked when he gets a bee in his bonnet, but I sort of find that a humanizing trait. I wish he would not tweet his political opinions. I am uninterested in that. He doesn't do it often but I wish he'd never do it.
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    In the age of twitter one way I judge a writer is when they retweet criticisms or otherwise funny things said to them.
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    His political views are at odds with mine...so yeah...don't go going all Bob Costas on us, Lynn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblong View Post
    In the age of twitter one way I judge a writer is when they retweet criticisms or otherwise funny things said to them.
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    I often watch Henning walk on and off the fields at spring training talking to staff members. I'm sure at times he is a tool as well as often knowing info others might not have yet.
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    I was actually enjoying the part about Kirk Gibson in 1983 as a comp to Prince Fielder's 2013.

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    Can any of the slightly older wiser heads give me the background on Gibby's 1983 troubles? Was he just a prima-donna or was there some issue similar to Prince's divorce?

    I'm not sure I can see Prince turning into the force that Gibson was in 1984...but that would be most welcome.
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    I remember there were problems with him swearing at kids who asked for his autograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie1 View Post
    I remember there were problems with him swearing at kids who asked for his autograph.
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    Lynn was going tweeting on and on earlier today about how the Tigers should keep Coke, due entirely to his last two outings. Sound logic there, Lynn.
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    Brad Ausmus would offer stark departure from previous Tigers managers | The Detroit News

    He is also Jewish, which will stoke a sense of kinship between Ausmus and the Tigers’ deep Jewish audience. In that context, there has been something of a void in the Tigers’ profile dating to the end of Hank Greenberg’s hallowed years in Detroit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROMAD1 View Post
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    Um, Lynn

    There are over 450,000 Muslims in Michigan and 80,000 Jews. I love my friends of both creeds but, lets not get this twisted. If you wanted to write about someone's ethnicity being a factor in a decision to hire, it would make more sense to cater to that by hiring Legendary Lloyd. There are 1.4m African Americans in Michigan. Not that anyone presume enmity between Muslims and Jews...(cough, cough)

    Either Henning meant to be tongue in cheek or he is more the moron than any of us had previously fathomed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehringer_2 View Post
    Either Henning meant to be tongue in cheek or he is more the moron than any of us had previously fathomed.
    It's meant maybe as a nod to the subject. But came across as clumsy. But here is hoping he's as successful as Disreali, Ben Gurion, and Arial Sharon. And any other successful Jewish leaders I can think of while I get my haircut.
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