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LeeRightmyer

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About LeeRightmyer

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  1. I was a Law Clerk for a Federal judge in 81-82. He handled those ceremonies (we had a surprising number of SE Asia refugees who came over after South Vietnam fell, in addition to people from literally all parts of the world). I had a minor role. Those ceremonies always brought a tear to my eye. Always.
  2. Thank you for protecting my family's liberty.
  3. This is good. Nate's agent is a friend and a real gentleman (just as you would expect Nate would hire). Looks to me like they reached a win-win resolution and the Robertsons are now financially set for a few generations, I'd bet.
  4. Boras is just doing his job. Everything we know says that Kenny is willing to come back; everything we know says that Boras wants to maximize Kenny's income. The Tigers will look around some. Before going to "Plan B" they'll give Boras a call and a chance to make a deal. Boras will shop Kenny. Before signing anywhere else they'll give DD a last shot. If someone else wants to overpay Kenny then they will get him. I'm guessing it is about 80+% that Kenny plays in Detroit if he plays.
  5. I think you folks see the picture pretty clearly. Maybe some terrorist overtones, too! More seriously, I find it really interesting that Kenny has avoided seeing a specialist during a pennant race. If a top pitcher has even a twinge you would expect him to be looked at this time of year. First, I am not sure that I believe that he hasn't consulted a doc. Second, if this is true, it suggests that he is going out of his way to avoid bad news.
  6. If he gets traded it is in a two-sided salary dump. That is a mixed blessing.
  7. If we end up playing SS by committee when Guillen's leg is especially sore, then it would be good to have a spare lefty bat on the bench once the rosters expand.
  8. I agree that it is too early to say "yes" under any circumstances. I've read where Jones wants a commitment from a team that he can close for another year as he moves up the career leaders list. If that is the case I'd be likely to pass because we have two budding closers that sooner or later need to be put to the test. I believe that we have a bunch of arms that could be groomed to pitch the seventh inning for the major league minimum salary. Jones' anticipated pay next year would go a long way towards buying a very good left handed bat.
  9. I think Kenny knows that he has damage that needs surgery after this season if he is to keep playing as a workhorse starter. I suspect that he also knows that at his age he can't realistically miss a year to rehabilitate from surgery. My guess is that Kenny gets a "shot" or two to quiet the inflammation and then he pitches in what he recognizes will be his last pennant race. His arm could make it through the year or the injury could figuratively "explode" tomorrow -- it is likely a risk that he accepts and he'll pitch with pain. And if my best guess is correct, then let's appreciate this warrior.
  10. Anyone else think that we rushed Miller and he could have benefitted from a year in the minors? I know that it is hindsight.
  11. Can't have true free enterprise in MLB or we'll end up with about four franchises (NYY, Bos, Mets and Cub, maybe Dodgers) and the rest of the clubs will become the Washington Generals. having typed that, let me very strongly agree with the notion that Bud is an idiot. Boston bids maybe $50,000,000 just to negotiate with a pitcher, the hated Yankees have more salary in Columbus and on the DL than a few MLB teams have on the field, and Bud tells KC and Detroit about overspending for top amatuer talent. Sheesh...
  12. carlos is down to making three plays a game at ss over the past week (I know that statistics lie, but here they illuminate whay you've been seeing). Can't see DD trading some top prospects to get a young-ish SS after just signing Iorg to a nice deal. My guess is that they are looking for an answer for the rest of 07, 08 and maybe 09.
  13. Worst case -- Pinch runner and defensive sub during a pennant race. We need those things. i don't think the worst case applies. I think maybin's recent hot stretch means that he gets more use in the OF. I'm wondering if Thames' hammy makes OF too tough or iffy for him and it sure appears that the Club has lost faith in Monroe. He might even start in center against select, tough lefties. This might be a great day in Tigers history or it might be a "stretch" that starts up the arbitration clock earlier than we'd like. Either way, he'll likely be a useful piece and we'll have a lot of fun hoping for the best.
  14. Worst case -- Pinch runner and defensive sub during a pennant race. We need those things. i don't think the worst case applies. I think maybin's recent hot stretch means that he gets more use in the OF. I'm wondering if Thames' hammy makes OF too tough or iffy for him and it sure appears that the Club has lost faith in Monroe. He might even start in center against select, tough lefties. This might be a great day in Tigers history or it might be a "stretch" that starts up the arbitration clock earlier than we'd like. Either way, he'll likely be a useful piece and we'll have a lot of fun hoping for the best.
  15. This is easy. I'd bring back #3 and move Guillen to 1B. Second choice -- I'd put #6 in RF, Maggs in left, and Monroe in Toledo. Cobb doesn't come back in my dreams. Bigots can stay in their era. No need for us to bring him back and then sit around wondering if Sheff would be acquitted by asserting the justifiable homicide defense! And my guess is that the State wouldn't even press charges!
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