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Tenacious D

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  1. Posts seem to be on the decline (only 24 in a game thread?). Two horrible seasons in a row, with next season going to be even worse. No prospects in the upper minors to get excited about. If the rebuild takes 5 years, will the interest be sustained? We’re all getting older—any signs that younger people are coming here to post? on the plus side, the Zombie Apocalypse might happen which will be a nice distraction from the fact that we have a dearth of ready to play prospects.
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    8/13 @7:10 Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers

    Nick best get with the program, stat! #Tank2018
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    #DeathRage
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    The Tigers Hitting Thread

    My definition of found is someone like JD, who flew under everyone’s radar only to be discovered by a team and then achieve sustainable success. Which is rare. We also found Chris Shelton, but he only lasted a few months. now, can we argue the meaning of “is”?
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    The Tigers Hitting Thread

    This was your quote: “The Phillies just got a guy with a .900 OPS last year and a .360 OBP this year for absolutely nothing”. Doesn’t that mean, found? I think you’re arguing with yourself, so keep me out of it.
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    The Tigers Hitting Thread

    Also, I don’t mind an emphasis on defense and athleticism at SS. As long as they don’t hit like Mario Mendoza and are surrounded by a balanced lineup. I really think our upcoming DP combo will be Clemens and one of Alcantara or Castro. Finding a Lindor or Correa is rare, and requires a very high pick in the draft. We might have a shot over the next couple of drafts to find that unicorn. While we won’t likely draft higher than the 5th pick next June, we should be in the top 3 in the 2020 draft, because as bad as this season has been, next year should be even worse.
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    The Tigers Hitting Thread

    Except that it was the Phillies who found him. Not the Tigers. Btw, those are very rare outliers. JD falls into that category, as well.
  8. Your timeline assumes that they won’t supplement through free agency or trade from organization strengths, which they can do. I don’t care how bad an org is—any team can turn around into a playoff team with 5 years.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Not a criticism of Avila as much as a commentary of what you can expect in prospect for middling talent deals. I do think Al is capable of getting the best of Beane, though.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Anxiously awaiting word on the mediocre prospects we acquired from the A’s!
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    Meanwhile .. Former Tigers

    This is a sad thread.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    I’m pleased with what I’m seeing from Avila. Still like the Verlander and JWilson trades. There was no market for power hitting OFers last season, so not disappointed with the return. I’d rather have Lugo, S. Alcantara and King vs a 2nd Round pick for letting JD walk. He whiffed on the Zimmerman and Pelfrey signings, but free agency can be dicey. Most of us were excited at the time when Jordan signed. I've been disappointed with some of our prospect’s performance, but cautiously optimistic that some of these guys will pan out. We’ll get Miggy back next season and can give Victor’s AB’s to someone more deserving. I came into this season with low expectations and I’ve not been disappointed.
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    The Tigers Hitting Thread

    I was worried this team would be a 43 win season. We’ve already exceeded my expectations, so every victory at this point is icing. However, next year will be worse. #tank2019
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    The Tigers Hitting Thread

    It’s a rebuild. And our best hitter is lost for the season. There is no fixing this this year or next. You take your lumps with the Nico Goodrums, lose your fair share of games and hope you develop a hitter or two each year.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    A bit harsh. There are some warning signs, that’s all. Which is valid. we really don’t have a single prospect that feels can’t miss based on their performance this season. Burrows, Faedo and Manning have not pitched like 1st rounders, though Manning has shown some nice flashes. Injuries hurt Perez, Funk and Garcia, slowing their development. Lugo, Hill, Stewart, Gerber and Rogers have disappointed this season. Really only a few highlights (Cameron, Paredes and Sergio A), but they are having nice seasons, not outstanding. The optimism for me is with the first three guys we got in the June draft—very small samples, but they all look good. Even Candelario, who I’m still a fan, has struggled this year. For me, it’s not doom and gloom, but there are flags. And what’s also concerning is that we don’t have tradable assets to get any more 3 for 1 prospect deals. We’ll just need to be patient with the guys we have (what recourse do we have?) and hope the next 2-3 drafts selecting high will produce some more top talent.
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