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  1. This makes me feel sad. I really liked the team that year. For a brief moment it felt like we were gonna avoid having to go through the teardown/rebuild that soon followed.
  2. We still have that extra loss waiting to happen against Oakland too, right? We're #1, we're #1. I don't see how we won't repeat again next year, too.
  3. Austin_Jackson.gif So much complaining back in the day about him never diving for the ball. I'd love to get a clone of him in the draft, hoping he'd have better luck in the health/durability department.
  4. They let this one go in an effort to save some bullets in Shane Greene's arm for tomorrow, May 11th's, game in Minnesota.🔫
  5. I don't know if it was the same pace, but just a few years back (maybe 2016) didn't the Tigers have something like 5 guys with 20+ homers and castellanos was almost the 6th at 18 homers despite only playing in 110ish games (hand injury) We also got almost 25 homers from the catcher position. That was the last season I was excited for the team, but it probably came at a cost as it set back the rebuild. If Zimmerman hadn't collapsed and injuries didn't get in the way we would've made the playoffs. But 2017-now still would have sucked.
  6. That was a very good read. Thanks for posting. Sounds like Pittsburgh is kind of lacking in the pitching analytics department.
  7. And that's not including Keuchel. Man, the Astros are just a well put together team all around. It'd almost be annoying if they weren't so dang fun to watch. Their Verlander acquisition and how he's performing as good as ever their has me planted in their bandwagon. I was already lowkey on their bandwagon when they hired Kevin Goldstein. I bet they even have better food their than CoPa (not that this would be too difficult)
  8. Uninstall, reinstall. That's what I just had to do. Kept crashing, now it's working just fine.
  9. They'll have a worse record through July 31st than a year ago, but it'll be hard to do worse than the 17-41 they achieved to wrap to the season. I think they'll pull it off. I'm guessing they'll go 55-106. They won't even bother to play game 162
  10. I don't think it was an excuse, but rather an acknowledgment. Also - I'm now imagining an alternate reality where Trump is a baseball manager and Gardenhire is president. Possibly an improvement in both cases. Hard to do worse than either in the current realtiy.
  11. Preach. But you know what makes me want to really vomit? That I wish we were the Twins right now. Makes me sick to my stomach.
  12. I'll always be a fan of the Tigers fan, but I'm as tuned out as I've ever been coming into a new season. This will probably be my first year not going to Comerica in a long time. I went to two games last year. The first one was on July 30th with Verlander starting against the Astros. We won 13-1 and I remember feeling some relief that we kept Verlander amidst the rest of the rebuild. JV and Fulmer being something to build around. The second was an 11-1 loss against the Indians on September 3rd. Just a few days after trading Verlander, and projected starter Michael Fulmer replaced by Chadwick Bell due to injury. That was the hardest game I ever had to sit through. The Tigers weren't just bad, they were boring. I love baseball, but the Tigers were just boring. I was/am completely deflated as a fan of the team. I feel this even more strongly with Ron Gardenhire at the helm and looking at top 100 prospect lists nearly devoid of any Tiger. There is literally nothing for me to be excited for with this team at the moment and the management/ownership have done nothing to make me actually hopeful for their vision of the future. This ain't like the Astros or Cubs of a few years ago; it's more like the Red Wings of the last several. So, again, my boldest prediction is the team proves me wrong on several accounts. My son is turning 3 in May; I'd like to take him to his first Tigers game around his 5th birthday in 2020 and give him a glimpse of a team that we'll be watching in the playoffs before I turn 40 (I'll be 36 in July) It ain't looking pretty atm.
  13. Ditto. Like, this is 1:1 how I feel. I've never been less excited for opening day than I am now.
  14. I'm just so thoroughly uninterested in the Tigers atm that the boldest prediction I could make is: They manage to put together a team and a system that, by this time next year, I'll be excited for the Tigers future. I've never been this apathetic about the team before.
  15. As bad as he was the first 3/5 of the season, he still finds himself in the AL top 10 in ERA STRIKEOUTS WHIP WINS I hope he starts and finishes strong next year. Another top 3 Cy Young finish would help seal his HOF bid. So would a world series ring. Why not both?
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