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Lei Pong

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About Lei Pong

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  1. Ron Gardenhire is your new Tiger manager

    He looks like Captain Kangaroo after a month on the Atkins diet
  2. Project the 2018 Tigers

    I'd give him two years...esp if we deal McCann. In two years we'll know a lot more about Rogers, Morgan and McMillan. It sounds like Rogers is close to being ready defensively right now
  3. Project the 2018 Tigers

    If Miggy is the old Miggy or close to it and the Tigers eats some $$$$, I could see him be dealt at the deadline in 2018. If not...we're going to pay a lot of money for a lot of years for a 1B/DH with a .750 OPS.
  4. Gardenhire is fine by me...I wouldn't want to take the chance on Dusty Baker's penchant for killing young arms somehow infecting Perez, Burrows, Fulmer, Manning and Faedo...not to mention Boyd and maybe even Norris. Girardi is...as they apparently say in NY...a putz.
  5. Ron Gardenhire is your new Tiger manager

    Nick Lindstrom approves....
  6. Ron Gardenhire is your new Tiger manager

    In Jim Bouton's "Ball Four"...most discussions on how to pitch to a given batter ended with the general consensus to "smoke him inside". Did the Tigers ever advance beyond that stage?
  7. Ron Gardenhire is your new Tiger manager

    He's like Ralph Houk...the steady professional to help the kids weather the storm of getting their asses kicked for a few years. When the team becomes good again...he'll move on. Hopefully, we'll just hire another Sparky and skip the Less Moss phase of this analogy
  8. 2018 Draft Pick Watch

    I don't want to poker hand.... We have at last accepted our fate as losers..or if you frequent MLive.com, "loosers"...and have begun to wallow in it like a hog
  9. 2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Les Filkins...that's an accountant's name, not a baseball player's...no wonder he failed
  10. Project the 2018 Tigers

    Really?..we're projecting a lot of Low/High A kids going forward...if a number of those guys..esp Hill and Daz... approach their ceilings and guys like Manning, Faedo and Burrows develop to go along with Fulmer...yes, I do believe that line up can make the playoffs
  11. Project the 2018 Tigers

    Miggy aggravates his back standing at 1st base. Eating VMart's salary is more palatable if it means Miggy is a .900+OPS bat again. Nick plays 1st (or Hicks does with Nick in RF) with Candelario at 3rd. Machado or Iggy at short and Machado /somebody else at 2B. McCann/Hicks catch. The OF is a bit of a jumble. You would hope Jones sorts it out enough and we have Mikey/Jones/ cheaper FA in the OF...or possibly Gerber. Hopefully...in 2020...we have an OF of Stewart in LF, Hill in CF, Daz in RF. Nick is our 1B, Machado or Lugo at 2nd, Paredes or Machado at SS and Candelario at 3rd. McCann/Rogers at C. Greiner, Hicks, Morgan, McMillan, Rogers and Arvicent Perez ...we have some depth at C in the organization.
  12. Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    I'm glad they made the trade..we got some nice prospects, shed some payroll and most importantly, a great pitcher has a chance to pitch for a winner. Watching JV pitch for the team we're going to have would be like watching a thoroughbred be a plow horse
  13. Angels nearing a trade to acquire Justin Upton

    We could let Lloyd manage with Vizquel as his bench coach....just keep the seat warm for a couple of years before Mike Rabelo is ready to manage at the ML level. He's done a fantastic job at Western Michigan with essentially two different rosters this year after they took half the team up to Lakeland
  14. Angels nearing a trade to acquire Justin Upton

    I don't understand the criticism of Avila...there was no market for JD. Lugo and Alcantara look to be serviceable... esp Lugo and Jose King is having a nice season for a lottery ticket. Got a nice return on Wilson. J-Up was leaving and we got a AA SP who profiles a s a decent back of the rotation innings eater who maybe becomes a #3 instead of a #4 or #5. For a guy like Upton...in a soft market for a bats only OF...that's not bad. I hope the Robbie Ray experience convinces us to not pull the plug on Norris and Boyd. We're going to suck any way, let's see what they got
  15. There is a lot of goodness

    Jose "The Lawler" King is putting up some nice numbers since coming over from the DBacks...there were some who said he was the real target from the Tigers POV in the JD trade. Shows no power right now, but as he matures and gets stronger...be interesting to see if he keeps that + speed while adding some xtra base power. C Sam McMillan is putting up a nice .291/.440/.436 line in the GCL. Can see why they went over slot to get him...he has a real nice swing (there's video online at 20/80 baseball)
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