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Walewander

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About Walewander

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    Everything from indie rock to Sabermetrics...

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  1. Walewander

    Angels hire Ausmus

    How angry will we be when they make him look like a good manager one of these years?
  2. Walewander

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I'm curious on the plan for Norris. I know that he didn't pitch many innings this year due to injuries and they want to get him some work, but I wonder at what point it will start to effect his rest/preparation for next season? Probably just being overly concerned, here. I just want to see him reach 150 innings as a starter at some point here. I think that if he can do that, even if he sits at around 91-92, he would be a very valuable pitcher as long as he has a short-leash. I think the end of the year showed that the stuff is still good enough to blaze through the lineup the first time and do well enough the second to warrant him not moving to bullpen just yet.
  3. Walewander

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I think that's a big part of it. Unless you can do the Castellanos thing and slash the first pitch you see into the gap for a double on the regular, you really need to be taking more pitches.
  4. Walewander

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    If he's Dan Uggla out there - not horrid but definitely not good, I'll take that as long as he hits as advertised.
  5. Walewander

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    So, Ron's not happy about the strikeouts. I think he'd shut up about them if the team hit 50-100 more home runs, though.
  6. Walewander

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    "We're losing money" just means that they're not raking it in quite as obscenely as they were during the good years.
  7. Walewander

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I'm curious what seven more years of Miggy would even look like. That .173/.239/.330 over 40 games in 2024 is going to be ugly.
  8. Walewander

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Seven more if we want it to be. 🙂
  9. Walewander

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Blah. I get it, I really do, but I think everyone who has really followed things understands all of that. I choose to believe that with another draft like the last one, a couple of veteran signings we can try to flip at the deadline, and our best young cost controlled prospects forming a foundation, we're one or two years and a couple of big free agent signings away from being right back in it. Things can change quickly. Or, he's completely right.
  10. Walewander

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    They should just go ahead and grab Manny and Bryce and be done with it. Lots of money, but lots of bombs.
  11. Walewander

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Not for me. I'm baseball fan but outside of the Tigers, I'm more of a stat-accumulation fan. I rarely watch the playoffs if the Tigers aren't involved - it feels like cheating, in a way. I know that's ridiculous.
  12. Walewander

    9/28 @8:10 Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers

    I'm not ready for the end of the season, but I'm definitely ready to see the prospects take the next step. I have been really impressed by Christin Stewart's approach. Minor league sluggers are a dime a dozen. The ones that can take a pitch seem to be the ones that make it in the bigs, and he will definitely do that. I think you have to give him left field next year and see if the bat can justify the defense.
  13. Walewander

    Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    English is apparently not my first language.
  14. Walewander

    Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    I definitely think that innings should be a large consideration. If there are two pitchers who are relatively close in terms of ERA but have a sizable gap in innings, I basically make their innings equal but imagine that the difference in innings was pitched at replacement level. If the guy with the lower ERA would still have a better ERA, then I'm okay with him getting the Cy Young.
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