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socaltiger

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  1. Play 82 games . Commit to the full prorated salary with 50 % paid this year and the remaining paid over the next five seasons. Owners minimize this years loss and players still get the money eventually. The owner risk the value of their franchises declining if they don't play and the NBA and NFL do. Is it really that hard for the owners ? Why own a sports team if you don't want to play ? Lot's of other investments to make money. Reinvest in your business for goodness sake.
  2. Not sure Henning is a mole for Avilia but they better take Tork because the fans have been sold on him at this point.
  3. anybody watch the KBO yesterday ? Not bad w/o fans via tv with "crowd noise pumped in". Anyway time to start MLB !!
  4. Well its "b" nonetheless and thats ok because its a potentially solid core allowing us to start climbing up the hill instead of sledding down. And that's way more fun.
  5. I remain optimistic there will be baseball this year, probably beginning in July in the normal stadiums on a regional basis with fans in the stands at reduced capacity. We have come a long way in one month. Our Health care System is no longer in fear of being over run, there are more and more effective therapeutics and protective gear is now available. A deep dive into the numbers will show many covid deaths are mis reported and New York City and nursing homes will amount to 40 % of the fatalities. Most folks under 70 recover fast or exhibit mild symptoms. If your are over 70 and or in poor health then stay home but if not its going to be better by July as the virus declines and safe to venture out.
  6. Mix all the teams into one league and create four geographical divisions. Start play May 15 in the spring training locations of Florida and Arizona to limit travel and play all games without fans. Then on July 22 return to playing in stadiums with fans. Travel is still minimized due to the geographic centered divisions. Playoffs are eight teams- the four leaders at the end of the Spring training site games and the four leaders at the end of the normal stadium locations. Best overall 2nd place finishers step in if some team (s) win both halves. Playoffs are seated by worst overall record verses best and so on. Three rounds of 7 game playoffs starting October 1. Rosters at 30 for the first half to shorten "training / warm up" period and normal 26 thereafter.
  7. Well if they have a draft, which I think they will no matter, and there isn't any more college games played for evaluation Al Avila/ Tigers will be faced with choosing between their two favorite options - Power and Vanderbilt players.
  8. The rebuild would sure look brighter with those two thats for sure. Wow.
  9. As in where exactly did they move to.
  10. I bet Gardy is telling Al that Mercer is the best 3B and both Lugo and candy stink but Al probably wants to keep both to support his trades.
  11. Listening to the national's radio broadcast and they have noted "every fly ball to Stewart has been an adventure ". I wonder how stubborn the Tiger's brass will be trying to convince themselves Stewart can actually play the field.
  12. Maybe they mix it up and take....Lacey the lefty But I am quite sure they will take Tork and he will play first base in Detroit for many years.
  13. Perhaps it was prompted by his utter embarrassment in the MLB.
  14. Zimmerman on an investment basis for sure.
  15. Shep doesn't have that deep baritone voice that good announcers have. Mario has it, George Kell, Ray Lane, Ernie, Paul Carey etc all had that deep voice.
  16. I think the Reds saw that the Brewers, Cardinals and Cubs either did nothing or lost players and got over anxious thinking adding one more bat might put them over and there was shiny Nick still on the shelf.
  17. Probably the best spot for him to land. Good for him. Also good the Tigers retained the financial flexibility for a better fit for Comerica. Just hope they do invest and invest it correctly.
  18. so assuming they lose both we could have 5 picks out of the first 101 if my math is correct. Thats bloody good Al. Get er done !
  19. I'm afraid you may be correct. Oh well Al has at least one more draft with low(#1) picks, plus a bonus pick, to make an impact.
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