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  1. Zimmerman will start opening day

    Sorry, but I don't remember what happened in '16 that leads to this statement. Can anyone fill me in?
  2. 3/6 @1:05 New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers

    Apparently he was re-signed to a milb contract. But I thought he was already signed to a milb contract and was in camp as a NRI. Can anybody explain?
  3. 3/6 @1:05 New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers

    Travis Wood released, so they don't have to pay him the Three Dollars and Twenty-Five Cents he would have earned on his minor-league contract.
  4. The Tigers currently have three players on the shelf, all LHP's (Liriano, Hardy, Wood). That sound you hear is the pitter-patter of the hearts of guys with names like Carpenter, Norris, Stumpf, Bell, and Russell (although they wouldn't admit to it).
  5. Anybody know if Labourt is allowed to play in ST games while DFA'd?
  6. Aren't they playing a split squad tomorrow, with Lewicki starting the other game?
  7. I think the key to understanding this conundrum (quagmire?) is that the scenario has no good guys in it. Of course, in this respect, it will never come close to matching the all-time greatest such example.....Hitler vs Stalin in the 1940's, but we can at least enjoy it for what it is.
  8. I was speaking with a friend the other day about my long-standing desire (obsession?) to see a season in which all 32 NFL teams go 0-16. He told me that there was a mathematical difficulty in my scenario. Since he did not explain further, and I am not a mathematician, can anybody on the Forum help? Thank you in advance.
  9. Bruce Rondon signs with the Chisox.
  10. That's easy. No DH's on this team! That means that once we've gotten rid of Nick, we need to get rid of Victor, Miggy, and Stewart ( know he's not in Detroit yet, but he's too close for comfort.). I have no problem with the DH rule, but it should be used to give regulars a rest from playing in the field, and to give bench players more PA's than they would otherwise get, and to give multi-position players the place in this world that they deserve. I don't want anybody on my team (please excuse me for calling the Tigers 'mine') who is a liability in the field.
  11. 2018 Transactions

    Have seriously fallen behind in transactions, but can't help but post the really big news. I thought the addition of a 2nd DSL team would mean the elimination of the GCL East team, but apparently not: http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ssf/2018/01/tigers_coaching_assignments.html Ten teams! (I know it's about quality, not quantity, but let's not be unkind).
  12. In 2013 with Detroit he was listed at 5'9", 230; today......5'9", 240. I guess this means more HR's.
  13. 2018 Transactions

    Tigers sign the mysterious Orbandy Rodriguez, 6'6 Dominican righty, who will turn 30 next September. Pitched in the DSL in '08 and '09, released by AZ, then no record that I can find for '10, '11, '12, relieved in low minors in '13 for the Cubs, released again, and no record for '14, '15, '16, or '17. I think the only reason he was signed is because the Tigers had only 6 Rodriguez's (Elvin, Hector, Jesus, Jose, Ronny, and Herlis) in the Org, and as the old saying goes "You can never have enough Rodriguez's".
  14. 2018 Transactions

    Brendan Ryan 2.0 signed, by the name of Pete Kozma. Turns 30 in April. Very clever of the Tigers to be stockpiling Cardinals' #1 picks. They just re-signed Zack Cox, Cards' #1 pick in 2010, while Kozma is their #1 pick of 2007. In other news, another centerfielder for the Toledo mix: Herlis Rodriguez, lefty, turns 24 in June. Venezuelan out of Philly org.