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About Walewander

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  • Birthday 06/17/1979


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    Indianapolis, IN


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    Everything from indie rock to Sabermetrics...


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    Senior Intent Analyst
  1. I like it. First pick here we come. Honestly, I would prefer that Cabrera just DHs is at this point. If he's willing to do that, then I could see them signing a low risk free-agent first baseman with the idea that they may be able to trade them by the deadline. I am curious if we are of the belief that Jacoby is eventually going to hit well enough to stick. Honestly right now I don't know if he even hits well enough to be a fourth outfielder. I think if he can hit at replacement level, he has value in that role.
  2. Storen's TJ surgery is actually a ruse to keep interest off of him. The guy wants coney dogs. As for Stewart, he is going to force the issue with 12 spring homers. Heh. I kid. But, I actually do think that he is going to do better in the bigs than we might think, and sooner as well. I believe that 28 HR power in the Eastern League will translate very well and he might hit for a better average as well, just based on the ball difference and the fact that he is not averse to walks.
  3. Early Opening Day Roster prediction, subject to change and totally uninformed. Kinsler 2B (traded later) Mahtook CF Cabrera 1B Castellanos RF Candelario 3B Granderson LF/DH (traded later) Christen Stewart DH/LF McCann C Iglesias SS (traded later) - Hicks C/1B Presley OF Machado IF Romine UT - Fulmer Zimmerman Boyd Norris Matt Garza (betting on his health finally cooperating, traded later) - Drew Storen (traded later) Bryan Garcia Hardy Stumpf Bell Wilson Greene (traded later) - And the Toledo shuttle is going to be busy all year.
  4. Kody Eaves is 6 for 12 with three doubles thus far in Arizona. See ya later, Ian. It was nice knowing you.
  5. It's the end of the 8th. Clearly Fulmer has been dealing, but his pitch count is up and it's time for the bullpen. Let's not kid ourselves about that lead being safe.
  6. This is the thread that we prepare for all year long. Let's not blow it. Act like you've been there before.
  7. Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    I really like the way they went out their complete tear down and rebuild, trusting the process and making smart decisions. If they are willing to spend some money, they can be good for a long, long time and hold on to some franchise players and develop a bit of a legacy.
  8. If not Ausmus then who?

    I'll take a twelve year regular stretch like we had over a ring and eleven years of .500 ball.
  9. 2017 Trade Deadline Thread

    I think it's just really hard to get an understanding of a reliever's true talent level due to the small sample size variation. A slump totally destroys their numbers and they have such a small margin for error that there is a tendency to think the sky has fallen when they stop being totally dominant. What's worse, is that you never know how right you might be about that thought.
  10. If not Ausmus then who?

    Reporting for duty. I'm going to run the club in a really simple manner. I'm going to tell the guys to hit home runs and if they can't do that, to get on base so the next guy can hit a two run home run. Enough outs. As far as pitching, I want our staff to give up less runs than the other team. Ideally, they're going to be inducing twenty seven weak ground balls to Iglesias. Our bullpen is still going to suck, so it's important to not go to it at all. 27 pitch complete games should ensure that. As far as defense, I want us catching the ball and not not catching it. We're letting Matt Martin go because we will have no need for shifting with Iglesias getting so many chances every game. I'm looking to go 162-0, but if we can squeeze out 60% of those games as wins, I'll be moderately satisfied. Also, no moustaches.
  11. If not Ausmus then who?

    I believe the Mets and the Phillies have started their searches as well.
  12. If not Ausmus then who?

    I'd like it to go to Dave Martinez.
  13. Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    I don't normally pay much attention to the playoffs unless the Tigers are involved. That being said... I'd really like to see JV win it this year. He deserves it.
  14. 2018 Draft Pick Watch

    From what I've read, Brice Turang is considered the most complete position player right now. I think some people think that we're getting clogged at shortstop but I think they are missing the point, because most of these guys aren't going to be able to stay there through their minor league careers... And if a couple of them do, well, SS is a great spot to have a big bat. I'm against college bats that are already DH types unless they're basically Frank Thomas.
  15. Nice job, everyone. I feel like we really pulled together and made it happen. What do I do for four and a half months?