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    Hmm, if my former AAT (and former Dirtbag) can step up his game this year - then maybe
    Porcello is indeed expendable at this point? I know Rick is a more proven commodity, but
    this sounds much better than the "Bonderman's changeup" articles) :-)

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    But when has he ever hit 92 mph, did I miss that game?
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    I love the headline: "Adam Wilk's Curve straightened out" Is that a good thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger337 View Post
    I love the headline: "Adam Wilk's Curve straightened out" Is that a good thing?
    I found that funny also.

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    I don't really buy it, but I'd love it if Wilk could be a solid contributor. With a better out pitch, he could be a solid long reliever at the least. He can come in and throw strikes and be pretty good against lefties especially I think.

    We have a lot of bodies for the left handed relief role(s )behind Coke. Downs,Below,Lobstein,Wilk,Crosby, maybe Smyly. Hopefully someone can nail it down.
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    Sounds promising. Any news about how Larish is looking at third?

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    Sounds like they would like him to emulate Fister - with the big speed differential off the mediocre fast ball. Of course some feel part of Fister's success with that is tied to how uniquely close to home plate his release point is.

    Also a little ironic that the nice pic in the article, which so clearly shows his grip, appears to be of him throwing a change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehringer_2 View Post
    Also a little ironic that the nice pic in the article, which so clearly shows his grip, appears to be of him throwing a change.
    Bonderman worked with him on that this offseason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaYooperASBDT View Post
    Hmm, if my former AAT (and former Dirtbag) can step up his game this year - then maybe
    Porcello is indeed expendable at this point? I know Rick is a more proven commodity, but
    this sounds much better than the "Bonderman's changeup" articles) :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biff Mayhem View Post
    Or maybe someone is playing chess.
    A Porcello, Boesch, Peralta, Wilk mini-blockbuster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EchO View Post
    A Porcello, Boesch, Peralta, Wilk mini-blockbuster.
    Ding ding ding!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biff Mayhem View Post
    Or maybe someone is playing chess.
    Yup.
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    He needs to start throwing a spit ball or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biff Mayhem View Post
    Or maybe someone is playing chess.
    Spot On. Exactly what I thought when I read the story.
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    I think the Tigers really believe Drew Smyly is their 5th starter, and not just because he is a lefty, but it doesn't hurt. I also think they believe Casey Crosby is going to be a part of this team in 2013 in some capacity. I don't think Adam Wilk is ever going to be more than a guy that fills in when 2 or 3 guys are hurt.
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    @DKnobler Tigers have released Adam Wilk so he can sign with a team in Korea
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    wow, not even good enough to go to japan.
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    At least he's going to a place that has enriched beer.
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    Tigers' Adam Wilk shipped to Korea | Detroit Tigers | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

    Gotta wonder if this is a sign the team won't trade Porcello or Smyly unless it's for a king's ransom. Granted Wilk wasn't a great, but it's not like we are flush in SP depth right now and this moves thins it out even more.....
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    Is this something that Wilk would of had to agree to first? Or is he now forced against his will to go to Korea??

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    Nah I think he has to agree for the most part.

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    Pretty sure that's called "Human Trafficking" if he doesn't agree.
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    He could always quit playing baseball if he did not want to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastradamus View Post
    Nah I think he has to agree for the most part.
    There is no way I'd play baseball in South Korea. It's to close to North Korea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Some Dude View Post
    There is no way I'd play baseball in South Korea. It's to close to North Korea.
    That doesn't make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Some Dude View Post
    There is no way I'd play baseball in South Korea. It's to close to North Korea.
    I've heard it's just south of there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigersSlappy View Post
    I've heard it's just south of there.
    I've heard that too. I also heard that they don't like each other. How can neighbors not get along?

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    Hopefully it works out for him. I wonder if he has enough money saved up to buy a house in the Gangnam District.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Some Dude View Post
    I've heard that too. I also heard that they don't like each other. How can neighbors not get along?
    I think it's South Korean jealousy over North Korea retaining the "World's Greatest Mourners" title.

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    I think they have a law, mourn or die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Some Dude View Post
    I think they have a law, mourn or die.
    Indeed they do. It's the most ridiculous thing ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Some Dude View Post
    There is no way I'd play baseball in South Korea. It's to close to North Korea.
    One of my clients is in South Korea. They don't step foot in each other's countries.

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    Wow, didn't see this one coming - my AAT curse has returned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedMoreLike84 View Post
    One of my clients is in South Korea. They don't step foot in each other's countries.
    You don't need to set foot in a place to bomb it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    At least he's going to a place that has enriched beer.
    Really, nobody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    At least he's going to a place that has enriched beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sven Draconian View Post
    He could always quit playing baseball if he did not want to go.
    This was something Wilk wanted to do, not the Tigers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Some Dude View Post
    Is this something that Wilk would of had to agree to first? Or is he now forced against his will to go to Korea??
    Quite possibly the most unintentionally funny thing I've read in months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayVee View Post
    Quite possibly the most unintentionally funny thing I've read in months...
    Glad I could provide some humor :)

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