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  1. Is it me or is Shep and Morris worse this year than last year?
  2. Will the fact that he played on a team that cheated tarnish his World Series ring? Will it impact his HOF chances at all (like not get in his first year)?
  3. Back in April I wasn't feeling good. Finally my dad convinced me to go to emergency to take the COVID test. Came back negative. They kept me in the hospital for 5 days, during that time tested me again. Another negative. All the doctors and nurses were convinced both tests were false negatives and were treating me as if I had the virus anyway because I had the symptoms. I'm doing much better now.
  4. Edgar Renteria. Aubrey Huff. Adam Everett. Johnny Damon. Brad Penny.
  5. The player with the most saves not in the hall of fame is...K-Rod. Francisco Rodriguez | 437 SV | 2.86 ERA | 10.5 K/9 Billy Wager | 422 SV | 2.31 ERA | 11.9 K/9 Joe Nathan | 377 SV | 2.87 ERA | 9.5 K/9 Compare these guys to these 2 HOFers: Bruce Sutter | 300 SV | 2.83 ERA | 7.4 K/9 Lee Smith | 478 SV | 3.03 ERA | 8.7 K/9 Will K-Rod be the next former Tigers players to get in the HOF?
  6. Scherzer is a shoo-in. He's also a year younger than Verlander and Miggy, so he might retire last.
  7. I was going to pick Nathan too. Although Billy Wagner hasn't gotten in yet and they have very similar numbers.
  8. I said on Twitter that I predict a 17-43 record for the Tigers this year.
  9. My Taxi Squad: Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Jeff Conaway, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, and Andy Kaufman.
  10. Isn't "dig" an old fashioned slang term from the '70s? Who says "dig" anymore?
  11. I never understood this. Wouldn't a marked up ball be to the pitcher's advantage? It would be like adding a foreign substance, which is illegal.
  12. Ketchup is flat out gross. I don't care if it's on a hot dog, french fries, or whatever. It's f'n disgusting.
  13. The home run derby is the most boring baseball event ever.
  14. Bobrob’s 2020 Preseason Prediction #14 – Jeimer “Baby Ruth” Candelario As the old veteran, Jeimer Candelario, nears the end of his career, he has shown typical signs of slowing down and declining at his old age. 2017: .283/.359/.425 2018: .224/.317/.393 2019: .203/.306/.337 After hitting his peak in 2017 with a 112 wRC+, it was only at 94 in 2018 and all the way down to 72 in 2019. Candelario is entering his age 36 season, so it’s only natural that his numbers decline as he gets older. *Rechecks Baseball-reference for verification My mistake. Candelario is actually entering his age 26 season, an age where he should be entering his prime years as he shows signs of improvement. Instead, he is showing signs of a declining veteran. Oops. When the Tigers acquired Jeimer Candelario from the Cubs in exchange for Alex Avila and Justin Wilson, many fans believed that Al Avila made out like a bandit and that Candelario would be a fixture at 3B for the Tigers for years to come. And it sure looked like it in 2017. Since then though, Candelario has been a major disappointment, getting worse each year until eventually getting replaced by Dawell Lugo in the by the end of the 2019 season. Going into 2020, the Tigers didn’t announce who would be the primary 3B; instead it was going to be a competition between Candelario and Lugo, although many people believed Candelario still had an advanced despite the numbers (Lugo did finish with a slightly worse 65 wRC+). As the year went on, Candelario kept getting worse and worse. First half - .213/.308/.360 Second half - .188/.302/.304 Looking deep into the stats, there is little evidence to suggest that Jeimer Candelario is going to be the player everyone hoped the Tigers got in 2017 (the only redeeming quality is an above average 11.1% walk rate), which may speak volumes in the Tigers development department under Al Avila as they try to rebuild back to a contender. It sure looks like Candelario may just be destined to be a terrible player and will be forced to retire or go to Japan before he is 30, unless a miracle happens. Experts’ Predictions/Projections: Steamer – 430 AB | .243/.331/.425 | 16 HR | 56 RBI | 3 SB | 52 BB | 121 K ZiPS – 514 AB | .237/.322/.412 | 18 HR | 61 RBI | 3 SB | 59 BB | 142 K THE BAT – 420 AB | .232/.316/.404 | 15 HR | 52 RBI | 2 SB | 47 BB | 115 K RotoChamp – 415 AB | /.231/.324/.400 | 14 HR | 48 RBI | 2 SB | 52 BB | 118 K CBS Sports – 487 AB | .238/.337/.427 | 20 HR | 58 RBI | 4 SB | 63 BB | 149 K ESPN – 227 AB | .225/.317/.405 | 8 HR | 27 RBI | 1 SB | 27 BB | 66 K My Prediction: 2019 Prediction – 544 AB | .241/.337/.410 | 19 HR | 49 RBI | 2 SB | 71 BB | 158 K 2019 Actual – 335 AB | .203/.306/.337 | 8 HR | 32 RBI | 3 SB | 43 BB | 99 K 2020 Prediction – 343 AB | .210/.300/.344 | 8 HR | 31 RBI | 2 SB | 37 BB | 101 K
  15. I was at the very end of Kaline's and Ernie's broadcasting careers when I became a fan. I only remember Kaline with Frank Beckmann and Ernie with Jim Price.
  16. And in 1960, he played exclusively in centerfield.
  17. Fun fact: Al Kaline would have been the first American League player to hit 400 HR and 3000 hits if he just hit one more home run. Stan Musial was the first player to do it in 1958. Cal Yastrzemski did it in the AL in 1979. However, Kaline retired in 1974. Even if he would have played one more year to get that one home run, he would have done it before Yastrzemski.
  18. Well, one is in the Hall of Fame, the other one isn't.
  19. Errors, hit by pitches, dropped 3rd strikeouts...
  20. Bobrob’s 2020 Preseason Prediction #13 – Jordan M. Zimmermann What the **** does that M. stand for? Under normal circumstances, Jordan Zimmermann would have been released after his performance last year. He only had one win, a 6.91 ERA, and only struck out 16.3% of batters. He had a negative WAR according to Baseball-reference and has had a history of injuries since joining the Tigers. Instead of standing 6 feet away from people in the unemployment line, Ron Gardenhire will most likely have him start opening day yet again when baseball resumes sometime between the middle of May and Thanksgiving. The thing with Jordan Zimmermann is that this is a recurring pattern. He starts off well with a few games, has a few horrible starts, then goes on the disabled list. Rinse, repeat. Since putting on a Tiger uniform, he has had the 4th worst ERA (5.61), a 6.4 K/9, 2.1 BB/9, and a 1.6 HR/9. Aside from the walk rate, those are horrible numbers that only someone making $25 million will be able to keep a spot on a Major League roster, yet still be in a starting rotation. Let’s take a look at those other pitchers that had bad ERAs over the last 4 years: Yovani Gallardo – 5.80 ERA, now playing in the Mexican League. Edwin Jackson – 5.77 ERA, only good enough to play on the Tigers team at the end of last year, signed a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks in 2020. Matt Harvey – 5.65 ERA, signed a minor league deal with the Athletics for the 2020 season. TLDR, Jordan Zimmermann was a terrible pitcher and will continue to be a terrible pitcher until he retires, most likely after this season as no one will want to pay him to be on a Major League team ever again. Experts’ Predictions/Projections: Steamer – 105 IP | 5-8 W/L | 5.43 ERA | 1.41 WHIP | 74 K | 26 BB ZiPS – 111 IP | 6-8 W/L | 5.68 ERA | 1.41 WHIP | 81 K | 26 BB THE BAT – 113 IP | 5-8 W/L | 5.44 ERA | 1.40 WHIP | 80 K | 29 BB RotoChamp – 139 IP | 6-9 W/L | 4.60 ERA | 1.42 WHIP | 106 K | 36 BB CBS Sports – N/A ESPN – 122 IP | 5 W | 4.87 ERA | 1.40 WHIP | 89 K | 32 BB My Prediction: 2019 Prediction – 157 1/3 IP | 6-13 W/L | 5.49 ERA | 1.468 WHIP | 112 K | 38 BB 2019 Actual – 112 IP | 1-13 W/L | 6.91 ERA | 1.518 WHIP | 82 K | 25 BB 2020 Prediction – 115 IP | 3-10 W/L | 6.57 ERA | 1.452 WHIP | 74 K | 28 BB
  21. Justin Verlander called his old Tiger buddies and told them the Astros' secrets.
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