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  1. Mariners interested in Boyd... let's see what Al can do this year to help boost our future potential...: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2018/06/21/mariners-interested-but-tigers-matt-boyd-not-distracted-trade-rumors/722035002/
  2. Yep... it has begun: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23836456/kelvin-herrera-traded-washington-nationals-kansas-city-royals
  3. 84 Lives!!!

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Sign them up!!!
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    6/9 @4:10 p.m. Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers

    Yeah, Fiers with another nice start...
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    6/9 @4:10 p.m. Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers

    I like that Fiers and Liriano, and Leonys, have given this team some measure of stability... keeps us away from laughingstock 100+ losses territory... at least so far.
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    6/8 @7:10 p.m. Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers

    Not one pitch. A sub-par season for him so far.
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    6/8 @7:10 p.m. Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers

    Stick Coleman in as closer and give Greene a break... a week off just to try and figure things out...
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    6/7 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox

    That actually was the trade of Verlander. But trading JD got the ball rolling in that direction. The team nosedived however, after Ver was traded. And I won't argue the desire to hold onto a talent like JD. It's not my desire. I think it's time to rebuild this team and, as unpleasant as it is, it's time to trade older players for fresh blood. But I won't argue against others, like yourself, or Lee wanting to give JD an extension, wanting to hold onto someone like JD and watch his greatness on our team rather than another team. I'm just happy the team is going in this direction in order to bring up a fresh core of young, new, hungry, talented players that can get us back into the Playoffs. I still remember Lance Parrish and Jason Thompson coming up as rookies, Steve Kemp, Mark Fidrych, Dan Petry, Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker, Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson... and getting excited that the team would be on a huge upswing...!!! I want that more than I want JD's 45 HR's.
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    6/7 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox

    The reasons it was two weeks before the deadline were: 1) Arizona was the ONLY team that was interested in JD, and they could have easily backed out and gone after a different corner OF'er as there were at least half a dozen similar options to JD out on the market. Not a bat at his level... but Jay Bruce, Granderson, etc... similar-type players. 2) Once Zona offered what AA was asking for, there was no reason to delay the trade. 3) Here's a reason: Injury. But then... you're betting on an injury that may never come, that the team with the injury wants JD/ has no other option to turn to/ will offer prospects better than what Zona offered. At the RISK that there is no injury AND Zona pulls their offer and trades for a different player... the risk we get a 4th round comp pick and the #8 pick in this year's draft instead of the 3 guys that AA & analytics were satisfied with... 4) If you think waiting till the deadline puts pressure on Zona to up their offer... think again. "Screw you Detroit, we just traded for Granderson". Or "Bruce". Or whomever. AA was stuck between a rock and a hard place. No room to maneuver. They were satisfied with the 3 prospects, at two weeks prior to the deadline, Zona wanted JD... pull the trigger.
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    6/7 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox

    And Casey Mize...
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    6/7 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox

    There are two relevant issues with the J.D. trade: 1) Supply & demand. There was an oversupply of corner OF'ers for the past couple of years. And the demand for corner OF'ers with limited skills (read: bat-only) and playing out their contract before FA was down to almost zero. Didn't make any difference the awesomeness of JD's bat. There was one team, and one team only, that would've traded for JD, and that was Arizona. Nobody else wanted a corner OF'er bat. At all. That put AA in a bad place. 2) Trade prospects versus compensatory pick: We could have received the 3 prospects AA got from Arizona, or a sandwich pick for losing JD to FA. AA chose the 3 prospects as a higher value. He may have been wrong on the 3, and that's on him and their analytics dept. But I think it's too early to call pass/fail on the 3 prospects he got... we'll just have to wait on that one for a couple years... So anyone that knows anything about baseball... knew that that was the situation we were in and understood the trade. Sucks for us... but not much could have been done differently.
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    6/7 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox

    I think you'd have to find a team unwilling to give up top prospects for one of the ace options out there at the deadline, or a team that's already stripped it's best prospects and won't have a chance at a top option... You can still get good prospects, or very young ones with some upside, for someone like Boyd... just not the Gleyber Torres types... Cubs need a starter or two, mid-to back-end starters... Boyd would fit nicely there. And taking 19-20 year olds a few years away from MLB shouldn't bother the Tigers...
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    6/7 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox

    Jeimer Candelario would like to have a word with you...
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    6/7 @7:10 Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox

    Not to be a downer but... they need to send Jacoby back down at this point... maybe bring up Stewart? I think it's time...
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    I don't know who does the MLB rankings... but I just wanna see where they slot in Meadows (I'm assuming Mize slots easily into #1), Clemens, Liniak (if he signs), Wolf, Smith, De La Rosa... I figure the top 7 round guys should place into the top 30... my guess.
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