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HeyAbbott

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About HeyAbbott

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  • Birthday 02/14/1954

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    Finaincial Analyst/Consultnat

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  1. HeyAbbott

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    But at least give us an outfield that knows how to hit the damn cutoff man.
  2. HeyAbbott

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I am really not concerned about any of the prospects that are in the Tiger' farm system right now. I think we start seeing progress toward being competitive in 2022 or 2023. If that timeline is correct, the only thing that matters is what current prospects like Mize and Manning will bring at market value in 2022 or thereabouts. This team to be competitive in say 2020 would require a cash infusion large enough to get legitimate players for the 65 million per year of dead money we have now, plus another 20 to 25 million per year to cover luxury tax. BTW I consider Zimmerman and Cabrera both to be dead money as they will never play enough games in any season to produce that much. There will be some spectacular isolated moments probably, but that is all.
  3. HeyAbbott

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I guess I am showing my nerd-like qualities. John McGraw wrote a book called the Science of baseball , around 1905 I think. There is a rather notable discussion of shifts. Defensive shifts are very old ideas. They almost disappeared for a while, and now they are back. If hitters simply make and adjustment to use more of the field most of the time. The whole "problem" would solve itself.
  4. HeyAbbott

    2019 Bold Predictions Thread

    The Tigers will win 63 games. This is my bold prediction.
  5. HeyAbbott

    Contenders or Pretenders?

    Contenders: Mize Manning Pretenders: Christian Stewart Willi Castro The rest seem an assorted bunch of maybe yes or maybe no.
  6. HeyAbbott

    Fist City: population...Rod and Mario

    The choice of his attending analyst such as Jack Morris, seems to be rather more important. With the proper choice, maybe Shepard can ask the kind of leading questions to his soon to be announced partner that will help train the next generation of Tiger fans about baseball. That is my hope.
  7. HeyAbbott

    Contenders or Pretenders?

    In the wake of the Tigers acquiring minor league talent over the last several years, it is reasonable to expect some will make it the Bigs and some will not. What "prospects" in the Tigers farm system are likely to contribute to the future success and what highly rated prospects are liky pretenders and will not contribute to the future.
  8. HeyAbbott

    Fist City: population...Rod and Mario

    I haven't listened to Shepard as some of our Metro Detroit comrades. The times that I have would indicate to me that he has the perfect plug-ola voice. His voice and mannerisms would lend itself to be the a perfect voice for the various on air promotions that are the norm for a regional baseball broadcast.
  9. HeyAbbott

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I am in absolute agreement
  10. HeyAbbott

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I agree with this statement. 2022 is when we could expect a playoff contending team. One should also take into account the prospects that we have that will prove to be suspects. Maybe Stewart makes it, maybe he doesn't, for example.
  11. HeyAbbott

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    As the Tigers go about building a playoff contender, I presume that there should be some thinking about risk versus reward going in the case of Castellanous. When will there be enough home grown talent that is beyond Major League ready and is Major League productive.? At that point, buying the additional pieces to attempt a playoff run would make sense. While arguable, Castellanous, Boyd, and Fullmer at this point should all be traded as we are not going to sniff a playoff run until 2022 or later in my view. I am pushing the date out as many of the contenders for greatness in the minor leagues will prove to be pretenders and there are sill substantial payroll constraints.
  12. HeyAbbott

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    My wife asked about getting a pair of opening day tickets. Hmm... I wonder what brought that on?
  13. HeyAbbott

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    A possible question might be, were Moya, Jones, and Stewart the kind of players that could have been molded into productive MLB players? Did we choose poorly, train poorly, or both? If the organization does not care about strikeouts, are not these types of players more than likely the output of the organizaion's player selection and development strategies and practice as implemented?
  14. HeyAbbott

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    The Cardinals will always get my vote as the best managed organization from top to bottom.
  15. HeyAbbott

    Jordy Mercer?

    Very true. Gates And LeFlore were good players.
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