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    100% yes to both. Nothing lost on a NRI, great to have them in camp. Whether it is 2 weeks or all year at Toledo. You never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballmich View Post
    The freep article says he had the surgery. If he had his surgery in March 2012, he's probably a month ahead of Bonderman who reportedly had his TJ in April 2012. The reality is, if you sign either of these guys, they are probably late-May or June call-ups. Not only are they rehabing injuries, but both have missed the last two full seasons. They'll probably need some work before they are ready for the majors.
    still and all, a long layoff for a pitcher is probably not as bad as for a hitter. A pitcher doesn't need the kind of 'operate at the human limit of reflex and perception' that a hitter needs to keep conditioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyMarsh View Post
    I want nothing to do with Bonderman, I don't see why anybody would other than the fact that he used to be a Tiger. Think about it, if he was from any other organization would anybody here be interested in him? He's a former highly touted prospect 10 years ago, hasn't really had a productive season in 7 years, has had multiple serious arm injuries, can only throw 2 pitches, and hasn't pitched in the majors in 3 seasons. If a player had that resume and wasn't a former Tiger would anybody here even come close to vouching for him, even if for only a spring training invitee? I highly doubt it.
    As someone who has been saying since last Summer that he wants the Tigers to take a look at Lastings Milledge (who is currently playing in Japan), I'd say that I probably would.
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    Awesome news.
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    Well, as long as it was a minor league contract then that is good news.

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    I'm excited to see what he can do. I have zero expectations, but it would be a fun story. Always liked Bondo and he does have talent. The man did have a 200 K season.

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    Good news. I'm not expecting much, but I always liked Bonderman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger337 View Post
    Good news. I'm not expecting much, but I always liked Bonderman.

    This. I'll always fondly remember him dominating the Yankees in the 2006 postseason.
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    I hope he takes the contract. He could be a nice arm in the pen, or rotation depth, or whatever.
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    Ladies and Gentleman..........we have our closer (I am not joking).
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    Yeah, I seem to remember Bonderman was really good in the 1st inning he pitched.....
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    In related news, the Tigers have also offered a minor league deal to Doyle Alexander. Alexander, 62 hasn't pitched since 1989. But he says he feels no lingering effects from the layoff. "I've been throwing at home with my grandson, and I feel great", Alexander said. The Tigers' General Manger, David Dombrowski, indicated that he would be surprised if Alexander actually made the big club. However, the team is willing to give him a chance to crack the bullpen as a non roster invitee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motor City Sonics View Post
    Ladies and Gentleman..........we have our closer (I am not joking).
    If as happens about 50% of the time the TJ surgery improves fastball speed we would be delighted to have Bondo in any role. Would be nice to see he and Zumaya hoist a Tiger WS trophy in 2013
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    IMHO, this is great news. It would be great to see Bonderman in the closer role.

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    My only question is how is his breaking ball? Will we get another article (or seven) about that this Spring Training? The only thing that would be better than this is if we offer a contract to Maybin so we can talking about when he signs.

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    Apparently the Mariners are interested in Bonderman as well. Let the bidding war commence.
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    Interest from a dozen teams? Amazing.
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    Doubtful that we get into any kind of bidding war for Bonderman. Besides, as I keep pointing out, if it is correct that he had TJ in April 2012, he's not even going to be MLB ready until the end of May or June.
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    Mariners have invited Bonderman to Spring Training (minor league deal)
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    A little sad he didn't sign with the Tigers, but glad he's getting his shot with a hometown team. Hope he sticks it to the AL West pansies.
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