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    Default Ryan Raburn Released





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    HAPPY DANCE!!!!!!!!!!

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    I wonder if the A's pick him up? They are good for our leftovers and don't put any emphasis on hitting.

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    So there goes my theory that the Tigers might keep Raburn around to platoon against LHP for Dirks if nothing better could be found. I guess the Tigers figured Raburn's previous salary of $2.1M could be better spent getting an upgrade on the free agent market right now....
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    Another confirmation that the Maya Apocalypse is coming. The Tigers without Inge & now Raburn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigersSlappy View Post
    Another confirmation that the Maya Apocalypse is coming. The Tigers without Inge & now Raburn.
    Add Delmon Young to that list too....
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    Most games played for Tigers, 2007-2012: Cabrera 792, Inge 680, Ordonez 610, Raburn 554
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    No Inge, Raburn, Delmon, Valverde, or Kelly. Addition by subtraction if I've ever seen it.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if we ended up signing Raburn to a minor league deal with ST invite. After 2012, I don't think he's going to get a better offer than that from anyone else. And this allows us to give him an appropriate salary, if he makes the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysthrowheat View Post
    No Inge, Raburn, Delmon, Valverde, or Kelly. Addition by subtraction if I've ever seen it.
    I actually didn't think Kelly was bad in his role. And losing your backup catcher is not the end of the world, but Laird was excellent in his role. Raburn, Delmon, and Valverde, yeah I agree. I wonder what will they do with Boesch. Also, as an aside, I wonder if the team hasn't made the playoffs and seen the collapse I'd Valverde in real time, if maybe he would be back.

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    No more Inge, Raburn, or Young. Who are we supposed to hate on now???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euphdude View Post
    No more Inge, Raburn, or Young. Who are we supposed to hate on now???
    Boesch, Leyland and whoever the closer is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Euphdude View Post
    No more Inge, Raburn, or Young. Who are we supposed to hate on now???
    I think Boesch and Benoit are the early leaders.
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    40 man Roster activity-

    RABURN- released
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    RONDON
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    added to roster

    So what will be the fate of Jay Voss or Michael Morrison?
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    Jon Morosi ‏@jonmorosi
    Ryan Raburn should be congratulated – not booed – for his run as a Tiger. Valuable piece during several seasons.

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    Just got off the phone with Dombrowski, who said #Tigers were looking to trade Raburn. (continued)
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    Eddie finally got his wish - Ryan Raburn has been Freed!!
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    One more time,

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    I feel for the guy. His offensive production falling off the cliff was probably more frustrating to him than it was for us. That said, it was a move that needed to be made.
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    he'll end up somewhere like KC or Minny and hit .280-25-90 next year playing everyday
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigersSlappy View Post
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    Just got off the phone with Dombrowski, who said #Tigers were looking to trade Raburn. (continued)
    I expect he'll see plenty of attention as a FA. Coming off a disasterous season, it's hard to pay him around $2MM. Now that a team can sign him to a minor league deal with a much lower salary if he makes the major league team, he is a much more interesting commodity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by will the thrill View Post
    he'll end up somewhere like KC or Minny and hit .280-25-90 next year playing everyday
    This.

    I've been coming around to the idea that just about every major leaguer could be an all-star if they had the right coaches working with them, and that many careers that could have been promising get short-circuited due to a coaching mismatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will the thrill View Post
    he'll end up somewhere like KC or Minny and hit .280-25-90 next year playing everyday
    He would be better off finding a division where there is more LHP. This division has become very RHP dominant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by will the thrill View Post
    he'll end up somewhere like KC or Minny and hit .280-25-90 next year playing everyday
    Agreed but he will hit .233-4-19 before the All-Star break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STLTiger69 View Post
    So there goes my theory that the Tigers might keep Raburn around to platoon against LHP for Dirks if nothing better could be found. I guess the Tigers figured Raburn's previous salary of $2.1M could be better spent getting an upgrade on the free agent market right now....
    and that he couldn't hit the dugout wall with a bat...

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    I believe that Raburn marks the end of the Randy Smith era of players. I think he was the last player drafted by Smith that was still in the organization.

    Even though Infante and Santiago were both Smith era international signings, they were both re-acquired by DD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ballmich View Post
    I believe that Raburn marks the end of the Randy Smith era of players. I think he was the last player drafted by Smith that was still in the organization.

    Even though Infante and Santiago were both Smith era international signings, they were both re-acquired by DD.
    I believe Don Kelly belongs with the Infante/Santiago retreads. But, alas, Donnie Baseball is now a part (temporary?) of Tiger history.

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    The baseball God is sending us World Series consultation prizes with Rayban and Delmont getting the boot. About time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballmich View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if we ended up signing Raburn to a minor league deal with ST invite. After 2012, I don't think he's going to get a better offer than that from anyone else. And this allows us to give him an appropriate salary, if he makes the team.
    Noooooooo!!! Take it back please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJBBREZ View Post
    Noooooooo!!! Take it back please.
    If we don't find a platoon partner for Dirks, I think it's a real possibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigersSlappy View Post
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    I kind of agree. I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility that he doesn't find another offer elsewhere and we see him in Lakeland in March, especially if the Tigers cannot find a suitable right handed hitting OF to platoon with Dirks. He had a horrible 2012, but I don't think he's done quite yet as a decent bench/platoon OF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casimir View Post
    I kind of agree. I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility that he doesn't find another offer elsewhere and we see him in Lakeland in March, especially if the Tigers cannot find a suitable right handed hitting OF to platoon with Dirks. He had a horrible 2012, but I don't think he's done quite yet as a decent bench/platoon OF.
    I think he's done HERE as anything. It got ugly last year. If I was him I would not want to be anywhere near the Tigers. It's as much Leyland's fault for trying to force him in the lineup and then batting him SECOND in a pennant race.
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    Its funny, if we didn't know his name, but heard that we could pick up a guy who has hit .256/.311/.430 over the last 5 years with plus splits against lefties and position versatility, we'd probably be all about signing him. Oh well, Raburn was terrible last year, he might very well be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motor City Sonics View Post
    I think he's done HERE as anything. It got ugly last year. If I was him I would not want to be anywhere near the Tigers. It's as much Leyland's fault for trying to force him in the lineup and then batting him SECOND in a pennant race.
    If you are going to play him, second was the spot to put him IMO. YOu had to try and get him some fastballs to get his confidence going. It didn't work, but we didn't have many options to try besides him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motor City Sonics View Post
    I think he's done HERE as anything. It got ugly last year. If I was him I would not want to be anywhere near the Tigers. It's as much Leyland's fault for trying to force him in the lineup and then batting him SECOND in a pennant race.
    Raburn started 6 entire games batting 2nd, totaling 25 plate appearances. 6 games. I still don't understand why this was made into a huge deal in the season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasfh View Post
    I've been coming around to the idea that just about every major leaguer could be an all-star if they had the right coaches working with them, and that many careers that could have been promising get short-circuited due to a coaching mismatch.
    Back in the early days Ban Johnson used to love to find men who worked in the fields or were farmers and turn them into professional ball players. What you said reminded me of that because the principal is the same.

    So, I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T&P_Fan View Post
    Back in the early days Ban Johnson used to love to find men who worked in the fields or were farmers and turn them into professional ball players. What you said reminded me of that because the principal is the same.

    So, I agree.
    Never heard that about Johnson. Where did you get that from? - since Johnson was a only sports reporter and then President of the WL/AL, never a manager or owner. Really interested in the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastradamus View Post
    Its funny, if we didn't know his name, but heard that we could pick up a guy who has hit .256/.311/.430 over the last 5 years with plus splits against lefties and position versatility, we'd probably be all about signing him. Oh well, Raburn was terrible last year, he might very well be done.
    I agree. The reality is, the Tigers made the right call on Raburn. At $2.1 million, or even the max allowable salary decrease of 20% ($1.68 million), that is too much money for a fringy back-up coming off a horrible year.

    That said, he is the exact kind of guy we should be looking at to platoon with Dirks. A RHB that hits LHP and who isn't a disaster in the field. On a minor league deal with a STI, he would be the ideal candidate. Unfortunately, because he's not coming from outside the organization, the peanut gallery has already written him off. Maybe rightfully so, but on a minor league deal, there isn't much to lose. We should bring in a couple of these kind of guys to compete during ST. I don't mind if Raburn is part of that mix.
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    I still want Casper back for that platoon role. I can't imagine it would be hard to pull off.

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