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  1. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    True! Still, ..with 7 prospects with 50 or greater rankings ..that is much more promising (IMHO) than 24 players with 40 - 45 rankings. And with the 5th draft pick this year .. it is safe to speculate they'll add another prospect with a 50 or higher ranking.
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Good question. Since the Tigers farm system would be ranked 5th in MLB with 7 prospects ranked 50 or higher .. then perhaps Avila does deserve more credit than he typically gets.
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Total of 789 MiLBer's ranked within the 40 - 70 range ..which I believe is way too many prospects in the 'Fangraphs' ranking. Would rather it not show any 40 - 45 at all .. as the vast majority of those will not be successful MLB'ers significantly contributing towards a World Championship. Limit it to 50 - 70 and it includes only 131 players. Limit it even further to include only 55-70 and it includes only 45 players. Either of these would have the Tigers rank in the top 5.
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    Game 9 Detroit @ Chicago. The City of Big Shoulder Pads

    While it absolutely was a great business decision ..it may not have been the best investment of $6m at the time. Could they have turned that $6m into some other venture and made more money? We'll never know. The Ford's were filthy rich.
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    Game 9 Detroit @ Chicago. The City of Big Shoulder Pads

    IIRC .. the Ford's paid $6m for the Detroit Lions ..which included $1.5m for various Lion assets including an office building and various stocks and bonds. The $6m was a record purchase price for any franchise in any professional sport up to that time. Ironically ..the Detroit Lions Board of Directors approved the sale to WCF on November 22, 1963.
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    Game 9 Detroit @ Chicago. The City of Big Shoulder Pads

    The Lions have been perennial losers for the past 55 years. It starts at the very top with the Ford's ..they have no football intelligence. To make matters worse ..they hire executives with even less football intelligence than their own.
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    Game 9 Detroit @ Chicago. The City of Big Shoulder Pads

    Besides being endowed with superior individual talent ..Hall of Fame caliber quarterbacks typically have at least three other things in common. 1) They have tremendous 'football' intelligence ..and are able to create success even when most of the rest of the team has a bad game. 2) They inspire their supporting cast to play better when it matters most. 3) Their own talent makes the talent around them better. Now into his tenth season as Lion QB ..not sure any of those three things can truly be attributed to Matthew. His legacy right now is as a quarterback whose career stats are greatly enhanced due to being in so many 'mop-up' games ..and typically on the losing end against any team with a winning record. Agree or disagree .. most likely he will not lead his team to the playoffs again this year.
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    Thanks, Matthew!

    The Detroit Lyings Football group ..where 9-7 is one of their greatest teams over the past 50 seasons.
  9. Tigrrfan

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    I wish I could be like you! But just the name "Shelton" gives me the creeps. I cannot eat ..I cannot sleep ..I cannot function at all!
  10. Tigrrfan

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    I can never recall so many absolutely terrible teams since I became a die-hard baseball fan more than 50 years ago. The Tigers franchise seems as terrible as the team is ..they seem so far behind the 'intelligent' franchises that have been carefully planning, mapping, and building for success instead of 'for no apparent reason' ..but since cannot fix stupid (nor admit it) ..the Tigers (like too many other teams these days) prefer to call it 'rebuilding.' Saw a video ad online today for a gadget called Super Joe Snow Thrower ..apparently it is a shovel with a builtin snow thrower ..but the intriguing part of the ad said "..able to throw 300 lbs of snow per minute". There were over a thousand comments ..many said "Gotta get this!" ..but chances are nary a one of them realize what "throwing 300 lbls of snow per minute" even means, ..let alone grasp how much physical effort and speed it might require to push a 'shovel' into that much light and fluffy snow. You just know that more than half the folks who buy this will expect it'll throw every bit of snow that northern winters can bring with little to no effort whatsoever ..then they'll blame the company when it does not work as they dreamed it would. .. .. .. .. It is probably the same train of ignorance with many fans of too many totally clueless baseball franchises ..fans that will automatically believe whatever propaganda their team's media departments produce without ever taking the time to actually THINK for themselves and realize that not everything heard by the ears or read by the eyes is true.
  11. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Not until 2021 when they hire him to manage the Tigers.
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    Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    Justin Verlander will resign with the Tigers after 2019 .. will agree to 3yrs/$60m .. and finish out his illustrious career with the team he started with. JV will anchor a staff of youngsters beginning 2020 that includes 4 of these 5: Mize, Fulmer, Boyd, Perez, Burrows . Faedo will be the odd man out ..and may be traded in a package deal to acquire a couple young prospects. Why? Because Faedo is is Faedo. Norris will become the Tiger closer. You heard it here first.
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    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    True .. basically a wash! The ball was in Kershaw's own hand to either opt-out and test the FA market or to remain with the Dodgers. I cannot help but wonder why Kershaw decided to renegotiate for just one additional year ..unless he believes either his body will may not hold up for 3 more years or unless he believes he can still sign a very lucrative contract at age 33 as a FA.
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    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    Factor in signing and performance bonuses: 2/$71.14 vs potential 3/$104.
  15. Tigrrfan

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    You certainly must have had your full quota of entertainment yesterday Lions vs Vikes. I didn't watch .. refuse to watch 'that' team .. save my laughing for next morning when checking scores on internet.
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