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  1. He's 6'7. Hugh Smith (6'10) calls him 'Tiny'.
  2. Sorry Bert, but ain' gonna be no bike and ain' gonna be no clothes either. But let's look on the bright side: On Opening Day we could very possibly have the worst defensive OF in the History of the Game...Stewie, Goodie, and Nick. (Any way of measuring this?) And if that doesn't do it for ya, there's always Gordon, sittin' on the bench just waitin' to strut his stuff.
  3. Is it a bad sign when there are, say, 6 guys still competing for the final 3 spots, and you find yourself rooting for all 6 to be cut? Asking for a friend.
  4. Dustin Peterson cut. Not surprised that he's cut, but I kinda thought he'd go right down to the wire. (Good news, though, for my secret fave, Harold Castro..............there, now I've probably jinxed him).
  5. Right now it's Kade Scivique and Wilson, at least until Rogers comes up from Erie sometime mid-season. Of course, injuries to catchers are always an issue, and I don't see who's going to backfill then....Chace Numata? Austin Athmann? (he was an all-star at Lakeland last year). Don't be surprised if they pick up someone else off the AAAA scrap heap. I think Pena's into managing big-time now, so he's probably not a candidate.
  6. Just to be clear, the 'worst idea ever' is whatever idea MLB happens to come up with.
  7. Just scratching my head here, wondering if there's anything more over-hyped than the Rule V draft. Sure there are things that are more hyped, but I'm referring to the size of the gap between actual hype and deserved hype. Haven't come up with anything yet.........................
  8. Should be at 38, but Matt Moore hasn't been made official yet.
  9. Anybody know when the non-tender deadline is? The prospect of dumping McCann has me almost embarrassingly aroused.
  10. They already have 2 spots open on the 40-man, and what with the other garbage still on it, no problem opening up a few more.
  11. That's right, but as discussed above, 19 of them (with more to come) have already been moved to the Toledo roster to protect them from the minor-league phase of the draft, but total protection would come only with a move to the 40-man roster.
  12. I believe the draft-eligible guys are on the second column from the right, beginning with Tyler Alexander and ending with Julio Martinez.
  13. Rogers is not eligible to be drafted so he doesn't have to be protected yet, and you're right...the same eligibility requirements apply (notice that all the guys moved to Toledo are listed on the Rule V-eligible list), but no restrictions (that I'm aware of) apply to what is done with a MILB draftee after he's drafted. Plus the cost is dirt-cheap...50K last time I looked.
  14. Just checked back at this site, and the Tigers have just promoted 18 guys (plus 1 yesterday for 19, and more to come) from various levels to the Toledo roster, thus protecting them from the minor-league portion of the Rule V draft. This gives an interesting glimpse into who they value at the lower levels, from where they could be lost in the draft for virtually nothing. By being put on the Toledo roster, if they were drafted they would then have to be kept on the MLB 25-man roster all year. Since none of these guys are ready for that, they're safe. At least half of them will be sent back to their appropriate levels after the draft. Tigers still have to decide who to totally protect by a promotion to the 40-man. Stay tuned. Plus they signed a AA catcher.
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