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  1. So is Riley Greene number 3 in the Tigers' prospect ranking? Assuming he signs, unlike Maybin.
  2. Listening to Ernie makes you feel like you are in one of those old Twilight Zone episodes, where you find yourself in the time and place of your youth, in this case, in the land of transistor radios. "Swung on and missed . . . he struck him out."
  3. You left out Matt Manning. Also, perhaps Parker Meadows will be part of the outfield, instead of Hill.
  4. What happens if the Tigers lose Saturday, then get rained out on Sunday? And San Francisco loses both of their remaining games?
  5. Tigers 1st round picks since 2001: 2001: 11. Kenny Baugh, RHP 2002: 8. Scott Moore, SS 2003: 3. Kyle Sleeth, RHP 2004: 2. Justin Verlander, RHP 2005: 10. Cameron Maybin, CF 2006: 6. Andrew Miller, LHP 2007: 27. Rick Porcello, RHP 2008: 21. Ryan Perry, Relief Pitcher 2009: 9. Jacob Turner, RHP 2010: No 1st round pick 2011: No 1st round pick 2012: No 1st round pick 2013: 20. Jonathan Crawford, RHP 2014: 23. Derek Hill, CF 2015: 22. Beau Burrows, RHP Supplemental Pick: Christin Stewart, OF 2016: 9. Matt Manning, RHP 2017: 18. Alex Faedo, RHP 2018: 1-4??? Pretty much a black hole from 2008 to 2013, which explains why the farm system was barren.
  6. With Upton and Verlander gone, their draft position should certainly improve the rest of the season.
  7. Jon Heyman‏Verified account @JonHeyman 56s56 seconds ago perez, cameron and rodgers go to detroit for JV
  8. I'm no expert on these things, but aren't many of the best prospects in baseball international signings? Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, Vladimir Guerero, Fernando Tatis, Jr., etc? That's what I want to see the Tigers do, especially with so much payroll shed. Sign some of the big name international players. I can't understand why they never do.
  9. His replacement is having a good day too: Emily Waldon‏ @emilywaldon2080 10m10 minutes ago Tigers Jaimer Candelario having a day in his first game back with Toledo: 3-for-5, 3 R, 3B, HR. 2 RBI with 2 innings to go.
  10. And another shutout tonight. Tied the Midwest League record for shutouts.
  11. Happy General: Dear Leader, I wonder if it would be ok for me to bring along a notebook to write down your wise ideas as we walk . . . Dear Leader: So, my comments aren't worthy enough for you to remember them without taking notes? Happy General: No, that's not what I meant . . . Dear Leader: Because I haven't tried out my new ICBM's as a method of execution yet. Happy General: It was a stupid idea! I'll never take notes of your infallible wisdom. Dear Leader: Just kidding! You can takes notes whenever you need to. But I still might execute you.
  12. He's evidently their number one prospect. Where does he rank league wide?
  13. Talk of the good prospects the Tigers might get in trades brings to mind those halcyon days when they had a stable of highly regarded prospects. Gabe Kapler, Juan Encarnacion, Rob Fick, Seth Greisinger, Mike Drumright, Matt Drews. Most of them played for the Jacksonville Suns in 1997 or 1998. When I looked it up, I was shocked to see Kapler had 146 RBI's in 1998. Pretty much the only major league memory I have of them is Fick hitting that roof shot on the last day of Tiger Stadium. Hopefully the prospects we get this year pan out a little better than those ones did.
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