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    Lynn G. Henning ‏ @Lynn_Henning

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapitalTigers View Post
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    Leyland's edge with Eldred is he's a legit DH -- no position politics. Dirks will steadily move to LF. Delmon's time would appear limited.

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    If the Tigers get rid of Inge and Delmon in the same month, my head would explode.

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    How long before the Twins sign him?
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    Inge disabled his Facebook account. What's up with that? I thought we were friends. He was just using me.
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    I feel a bit for the guy. He had a long career and was a solid role player. Always tough to see an athlete "done" before he is done playing. Inge played hard and stayed out of trouble.

    He just wasn't very good. I still can't believe he managed to get a HR this year, he just had no bat speed left.

    He has a career as an infielders coach ahead of him.

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    Both of Brandon's hits this year were for extra bases.
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    The Tigers are on the hook for the full 5.5 million of his pay this season, right? Somebody is going to take a chance on him.

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    I'm glad Inge departed with some class. I could handle his ineptness on the field but the copping of the attitude was a little hard to take. Wish him well.

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    can we get the "clutch" pedal picture one last time?
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    Inge reaction is fascinating. Most Tiger fans seem thrilled. Most fans of other teams seem to want their team to sign him.
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    He'll sign somewhere and tear the leather off the ball.
    Do they hire guys to do that? what is it some sort of baseball recycling program?
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    When the Tigers win the World Series this year, at least Inge will get a ring.
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    Twas good to know ye sonny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antrat View Post
    When the Tigers win the World Series this year, at least Inge will get a ring.
    I was thinking the exact same thing.
    Kept him long enough (ok maybe a little too long) and now he can get his ring without having to deal with the distraction all season.

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    His legacy will be intact for a long time. No one will come close to his strikeout record.
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    Glad that he's gone. Still hard to see someone who has been on the team this long go away like this.

    But it's not harder than watching him biff plays and whiff through sliders in the dirt.
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    We could have put him in the bullpen, or rotation. That way he didn't have to hit.
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    I expect him to retire within the week. He is too pro-Detroit to go any where else. He gets the 5.5 million anyway, and he probably won't want to move his family... He'll retire with his full career as a Tiger... Wouldn't be surprised if he goes to FSD after that. He likes to talk - he'd be a good fit and a great person to make fun of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sven Draconian View Post
    I feel a bit for the guy. He had a long career and was a solid role player. Always tough to see an athlete "done" before he is done playing. Inge played hard and stayed out of trouble.
    I agree. A model citizen. But he had his moments as a trouble maker when he was being platooned.
    Sad to see him go this way but he should be set for life. And his kids lives, financially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr0zip0 View Post
    I expect him to retire within the week. He is too pro-Detroit to go any where else. He gets the 5.5 million anyway, and he probably won't want to move his family... He'll retire with his full career as a Tiger... Wouldn't be surprised if he goes to FSD after that. He likes to talk - he'd be a good fit and a great person to make fun of.
    Not sure how this works. If someone claims him and he refuses to go, the Tigers wouldn't have to pay him, would they?
    5.5 million dollars would be hard to walk away from. If someone claims him, they're on the hook for his contract. But, if he clears waivers, any team could have him for the league minimum and the Tigs would have to pay the rest. If he retires, doesn't he forfeit the contract?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sports_Freak View Post
    Not sure how this works. If someone claims him and he refuses to go, the Tigers wouldn't have to pay him, would they?
    5.5 million dollars would be hard to walk away from. If someone claims him, they're on the hook for his contract. But, if he clears waivers, any team could have him for the league minimum and the Tigs would have to pay the rest. If he retires, doesn't he forfeit the contract?
    Tigers have to pay him 5.5 mil no matter what. He's not on waivers.
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    Somebody refresh my memory. Didn't Inge refuse to either continue catching or go back to catching as well as making a bunch of negative comments in the press? Everybody is saying what a great guy and team player he was but I seem to remember at least a few controversies surrounding him.

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    He lived a dream that few are able to attain. He made a lot of money. He was an All-Star, and he played in a World Series. That's pretty good. Being universally liked or respected may rate high in some ways but all this other stuff is good too. Overall, Brandon Inge has gotten more out of this game than most. I wish him well.
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    Good luck Inge, true representive of Detroit, hard working player
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    It's likely someone will pick him up. He'll get one last shot at being a Major League player before he begins his inevitable coaching career. Thanks to the Tigers generosity, he might have been the highest-paid lousy player in ML history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Truman Show View Post
    Tigers have to pay him 5.5 mil no matter what. He's not on waivers.
    So, we just gave him an outright release? And he doesn't have to go through the waiver wire? He can just sign with any team that may want him? Or just sit at home and collect that paycheck? Wow, almost as good as a politician.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sports_Freak View Post
    So, we just gave him an outright release? And he doesn't have to go through the waiver wire? He can just sign with any team that may want him? Or just sit at home and collect that paycheck? Wow, almost as good as a politician.
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    Inge should be remembered fondly, despite the occasional drama. He was a good player for a winning team for a number of years, and a Tiger all the way through.

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    10-9 feels like 10-20, so this is obviously long over due.

    This team is way better than getting swept by the Mariners though, and it all hinges on pitching.

    We win 2 of 3 easily if our pitchers don't poo their way on and off the field.
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    I wish Brandon Inge well. He was a long-time Tiger with mixed results over his career, but I will remember the good ones more than the bad ones.
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    Did any one else hear Inge's exit interview?
    The guy is delusional

    "One bad season does not define a career" LOL ONE????????

    He also said the fact they wouldn't give him full time at bats was why he wasn't able to get on track

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    Quote Originally Posted by catswithbats View Post
    I figured this was coming sooner or later, but I'm sad to see Inge's Tigers career end like this. I kind of hope he retires and takes a front office/coaching job somewhere. I think he could be good at that.

    They put him in this position - to get booed - when they brought him up after spring training. We all knew it was over - funny that the people that do this for a living didn't. Maybe they wanted to make him eligible for a world series ring, but that shouldn't be a motivation - that would be silly. I hope if they do win it all - they give him a ring, he deserves it for being here through the bad and good - but all athletic careers come to an end. Too bad it wasn't recognized around April 3rd or 4th.

    I don't expect much from Eldred. I think of him as Mike Laga.


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    I loved Brandon Inge the person. He not only made Detroit his home (he is the only Tiger who wintered up here & I believe plans to stay despite his release)....but he did a ton for the community. But from a baseball aspect, and the good of the Tigers, it was definitely time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerForever View Post
    Did any one else hear Inge's exit interview?
    The guy is delusional

    "One bad season does not define a career" LOL ONE????????

    He also said the fact they wouldn't give him full time at bats was why he wasn't able to get on track

    I'm glad this circus is over but the truth is as long as Leyland is the ring leader this circus will stay in town for a long long time
    hmmm.......let me guess. You don't like Jim Leyland?
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    Thanks, Brandon, for many a great memory. I watched you make some of the greatest defensive plays in MLB history,
    at 3 entirely different positions. And for one shining half season, you were the best third baseman in baseball.

    Also your work in the community and choice of Michigan as a year round home will be long remembered by this Tigers fan.
    Still wish you would have pitched at least once, though. :-(
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    It was a good long run.
    I now have to retire my screen name of Inge Fan Club since I cannot be a fan of a player who will not be on the Tigers. It is back to Lansing Lugnut for me.
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    Inge disabled his Facebook account. What's up with that? I thought we were friends. He was just using me.
    Maybe a bunch of doucheballs were posting various forms of "Good Riddance" on his page ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerForever View Post
    Did any one else hear Inge's exit interview?
    The guy is delusional

    "One bad season does not define a career" LOL ONE????????

    He also said the fact they wouldn't give him full time at bats was why he wasn't able to get on track

    I'm glad this circus is over but the truth is as long as Leyland is the ring leader this circus will stay in town for a long long time
    This is the reason I won't miss him.

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    Here's hoping Raburn is next.
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    I'm sad. My dad gave me lots of good natured ribbing about him, so this feels like another way of losing him all over again.
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