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About HeyAbbott

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  1. Pre ST won/loss predictions

    Wow. After reading everyone else's thoughts, maybe I need to go for a long walk tomorrow. Gardenhire is proably still better than Asmus. OTOH, Gardy does not have much to work with. I still think that VMart, Miggy, Boyd, Norris, and Zimmerman will not contrbute much. My sleeper for 2018 would be Dixon Micahdo(sp).
  2. Pre ST won/loss predictions

    As of today, let's predict the Tiger's won/loss. . Granted , there will be changes, but I think it would be interesting to see where everyone stands today. This is not designed to supercede or replace the annual prediction thread. I just think it would be interesting to see where everyone is at in their thinking. I am rather pessimistic. I see a 57-105 season. I am excluding the "tank factor", hereafter referred to as TF, in my estimate.. The major reasons for the pessimism are: Neither Miggy or VMART will produce much. With Miggy being the most likely to return to form. Fulmer may not have the degree of control he once had after his surgery No bullpen to speak of Poor starting pitching. Weak defensive outfield Improper lh vs rh balance at the plate
  3. Notice that he is the front office with the Angels. It seems if no one wants him in a managing/coaching role in all of MLB.
  4. I have been on this board since 2002. This is the best , most accurate, and well written post I have read. I am in total agreement
  5. Is there anything that gives you hope for 2018 (and only 2018)

    What gives me hope for this season? Nothing, as this is going to be a 100 loss team. I will watch to see the youngsters develop. As for McCann, Casty, Iglesias, and Fulmer, I will stay tuned to see if they get traded, and what they bring. Given that the target date I have for them returning to the playoffs is 2022, with a world series in 2023, I plan to practice patience.
  6. Kinsler to Angels for 2 Prospects

    The other thing that will be fun is to guess the 25 man roster on February 12 and see how right that prediction will be.
  7. Kinsler to Angels for 2 Prospects

    Actually, when one looks at the relative risk the Angels have assumed with a clearly aging second baseman, this deal does not look that bad. With Kinsler the Tigers were a 98 loss team assuming a lot of breaks. We get a couple of pieces that might mean something in the 2021 season and we will probably look at a real possibility of 3 horrible seasons beginning with 2018. I am looking forward to watching the team develop. I have no delusions about the next 3 to 5 years. I also look forward to seeing Michado (sp) playing every day.
  8. Ron Gardenhire is your new Tiger manager

    I think it's a fine thing that Gardenhire is well respected. I think the lasting impression I've been left with, is the term, "discipline ". Aliva mentioned it a number of times discussing his new manager. Hopefully, Ron gets them trained correctly in short order. There will be some entertaining moments to be sure, but as of right now he has a low talent and undisciplined team, at least where the concern is MLB caliber baseball. This is a 100 plus loss team right now. Maybe with some training, and a marginal SP that emerges in the spring, this could be a 95 loss team.
  9. The 2017 Post-Mortem

    The real question remains is how interesting this team will be on the field in 2018.
  10. The 2017 Post-Mortem

    We will have to wait and see. The Hunt family sold the Kansas City Chiefs to cover taxes many years ago. It would not be a surprise.
  11. The 2017 Post-Mortem

    When Marion I. passes, there will be a huge tax bill due. Parts of the Empire may have to be sold, with the Tigers being the most likely.
  12. I didn't realize Don Kelly was with the organization still. Interesting.
  13. The first rule of management, with respect to management is, "It's all your fault". It was poor management to resign Victor. It would be poor management to keep him. If medical staff does not clear him to play, I am assuming that there is an insurance policy in place to cover that. Either way, his 18 million is an unproductive sunk cost. Good management would dictate he would not play in 2018. What good is he for 2018? It is time to close the book on VMart. I don't see what he contributes in 2018.