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About cmu97

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  • Birthday 12/05/1972


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  1. cmu97

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I expected Sanchez to sign a MLB deal somewhere, but not for 2 years and $19 million. This just seems insane. Free-agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez has agreed to a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals, according to multiple reports. The deal is worth $19 million, according to the Detroit Free Press, which first reported the news. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25583197/anibal-sanchez-agrees-two-year-deal-washington-nationals
  2. cmu97

    Jordy Mercer?

    By then we will be 35-5 and sail to the post season.
  3. cmu97

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    On first thought, I really like the idea of going after Tulo, but I don't think he would want to come here at all. The only way I see it is if he doesn't find a contending team to pay him the league minimum and guarantee him playing time. If the Tigers offer him the starting SS job, or even 2B, and tell it is his even if he gets off to a slow start, then maybe. If he stays healthy, and has a good year, many contending teams would probably like to take a flier on him at the deadline. In the meantime, you have a veteran at league minimum playing everyday showing the young kids how it is done.
  4. cmu97

    Today's Tiger birthdays

    Pat Underwood was one of my favorite Tigers during that time. He always seemed to be in Sparky's dog house though. He had two claims to fame: 1) In his major league debut he out-dueled his brother Tom for a 1-0 Tigers Victory. http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/TOR/TOR197905310.shtml 2) He pitched, and won, the infamous Disco Demolition game in Chicago. http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA197907121.shtml
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    Baseball Cards

    I always loved the SSPC set. As an avid autograph collector though, the problem is that a good number of players have refused to sign their card from this set because they never endorsed or got payed for it. Cool set though at a good price.
  6. Thank you very much! I'm about 1/2 inning behind on MLB gameday, it seems.
  7. For those of you watching on TV or at the game, does it look like Zimmerman is done? I would think so. Anyone warming up in the pen?
  8. Speaking of the April Greatness of Chris Shelton, he made the news this morning:http://m.tigers.mlb.com/news/article/171036662/chris-shelton-began-2006-season-on-homer-tear Over/under Victor will match 10 homers this month?
  9. In a different but similar situation I asked the player for a bat, hat, and ball, and he gladly gave me all three. I had a Hal Lanier model LS bat that I took to a game when he was managing in the Frontier League. I asked him to sign it. He said sure, then he looked at it and said it was a "gamer" from his Yankees days, and he didn't have any more of those. He asked where I got it, and I said most likely a flea market or yard sale (I collect any bats with a name on it.) He said he would like to have it, and asked me how much I wanted for it. I told him I would gladly trade for it, and asked him if he thought a hat, bat, and ball would be a fair trade. He said sure, took the bat, and said he would be right back. He went into the clubhouse and came back in a few minutes with a new bat, Joliet Jackhammers hat, and Frontier League baseball all signed by him. We were both very happy with the transaction. In case anyone here under 40 doesn't know who Hal Lanier is: Stats He was a good glove-no hit middle infielder for the Giants and Yankees in the 60's and 70's. He also managed the Astros for three years and then spent another 20 years managing in the minor leagues.
  10. Following this logic, are you saying Don Kelly does not suck?
  11. Tom Veryzer was on of my favorites when I first became a Tiger's fan. He was a great guy, I had the pleasure of interviewing him once. He told me his biggest thrill in baseball was making a play to save Len Barker's perfect game in 1981 with the Indians. I have a great picture of him sliding home safely under the tag of Thurman Munson. Munson looks like he was about to kill him. Veryzer may not have lived up to the hype that made him Tiger's rookie of the year in 1975, but he fashioned himself a 12 year career as a great utility infielder. He will be missed.
  12. Porcello, Cabrera are locks, Martinez has a good shot, and Max is on the outside looking in. I have no idea who they think would be the 5th.
  13. cmu97

    Leyland Stepping down as Manager

    Don't believe everything DD says
  14. cmu97

    Leyland Stepping down as Manager

    I personally don't like the idea of hiring a tried and true big name manager who had an All-Star playing career. I think for the most part they have a "this worked for me, so you should do it this way approach." The guys who were marginal players who hung around because they did everything they could to make themselves better and soaked up all the information they could IMO are a better choice. Former catchers also seem to have a knack for managing, and winning. It was important in 2006 to bring a guy in who had experience as a winner to mold and shape a young club. I don't think that is necessary this time around, although I would like someone who has had some managing experience. I'd also like someone who isn't that far removed from his playing days and has a good repertoire with all the latin players on the roster. I don't know how the current players feel about Tommy Brookens, he may be a good choice and the best candidate in house, but I'd like a younger guy. I think Manny Acta may be a good fit, but he has had his chances already. Let me throw a name out there that probably is a real dark horse, but might be worth the risk: Benji Molina. He was a well-respected player, great at handling a pitching staff and was a Gold Glove caliber catcher. He isn't far removed from the game, and is now on the Cardinal's coaching staff. Can he handle a club house? I don't know. But I would interview him and see how it goes. I would also interview Brad Ausmus and Brookens.