Jump to content

Tigrrfan

MotownSports Fan
  • Content Count

    736
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

40 Excellent

About Tigrrfan

  • Rank
    MotownSports Fan

Converted

  • Location
    49454

Converted

  • Interests
    Baseball

Converted

  • Occupation
    Manager

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Whether Rule 5 or Rule V .. meh! Everyone here still knows what it means. I think I'll go to the kitchen now and grab me a V8.
  2. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Correct .. there have always been teams in the tank. Likewise, there have always been teams that do quite well over the long haul even though those teams haven't had the highest draft picks. Take the Yankees for example ..they currently have a very good farm even though they have had something like 28 consecutive winning seasons. Seems to me that some of the teams that are tanking these days are using the 'rebuild' mantra solely as an excuse to save a bunch of money on salaries. With perhaps 1/3rd of all teams literally in so-called 'rebuild' mode ..what does that say about a team like the Tigers eventually becoming a playoff team again? I wonder what makes the Tiger front office think that us fans should believe they are capable of a successful rebuild better than about 9 other teams currently in 'rebuild' mode ..or the few teams who almost perennially win despite not tearing-down?
  3. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Not so sure it is 'collusion'. More teams have hired incredibly business-savvy Ivy League grads to evaluate player analytics .. and they may be a solid reason why outrageous FA salaries are not being offered like they were just a few short years ago. Neither Machado nor Harper are worth $40m per year. They may not be worth $30m per year. And no way are they worth $400m+ for 10 years plus. People are either personally involved (player and agent) or just plain short-sighted (so-called baseball fans) if they think otherwise.
  4. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Did you ever see a goldfish bowl?
  5. Tigrrfan

    2019 MLB Hall of Fame

    Congratulatory at Home Plate .. Mickey Tettleton looked about as muscular as McGwire did.
  6. Tigrrfan

    2019 MLB Hall of Fame

    Ken Jr's dad was Ken Sr ..who may have gotten more than his fair share of positive publicity. Barry's dad was Bobby ..who may have gotten less than his fair share of positive publicity. Bobby's productivity basically fell off a cliff while he was just 34 years old, and he was retired before turning 36.
  7. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    No, you did not say he was a ''win'' ..and I never said you did. Clearly my comment was in direct reference to your post where you said that "...Avila can't win...". OK, maybe I misread your intent ..as I thought you were suggesting that no matter what Avila does there will always be someone complaining about him. That would be true, but Al Avila's credibility issues are not rooted solely in the minds of those who may think he has not done an admirable job since becoming Tiger GM. Avila has said some pretty ridiculous things since becoming GM, so it is his own fault if his credibility is suspect among some Tigers fans.
  8. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Mr Mike Ilitch .. Thanks for the memories!!!
  9. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Not sure why any Tiger fans would conclude that Al Avila is a 'win' at this point in his GM-tenure? Except for a handful of genuine MiLB prospects right now who may or may not become star-performers in the MLB, ..it appears the Tigers as the MLB level remain terrible. In August 2015, shortly after he was named the Tiger's new General Manager ..Al Avila was quoted as saying “We’re confident we can make a strong push to win this year, and that we have the foundation in place to win next year and for years to come.” Again, that was in August 2015 ..and since then, in all honesty, ..there have been numerous other comments Al Avila has made that could be construed as mere lip service to the fans. OK .. hopefully the Tigers will noticeably be improved enough by mid-2020 that we may exclaim with complete confidence that the Tigers are indeed at the threshold of being a championship caliber team again. But if not, I envision the fans and media will call out loud and clear for the team to hire a new GM.
  10. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    The 'average' MLB player runs at 27ft/second. Some higher, some lower. 210 of 549 MLB players on the linked chart were clocked 27.8'/second. That is in the top 38 percentile! https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/sprint_speed_leaderboard
  11. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    As of this moment ..MTS shows 6502 total members. http://www.motownsports.com/forums/ Undoubtedly some of those are inactive and/or 'gone' ..whereas some others may be sock puppets. Not sure why the old timers still have not thrown a Welcome-Party for the relative newbies with free food and drinks. Maybe they are simply way too old to have any money left to their names. Or ..perhaps they are excessively hen-pecked and their wives have not approved. .. .. .. .. Or, ..just stingy as ****.
  12. Tigrrfan

    Dear Bobrob -- any other Tigers sites?

    Hopefully you did not obtain a certificate of authenticity for that autograph. Otherwise it could be worth less.
  13. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    That's only because Gehringer_2 is the smartest ..and everybody else besides Mr Bigglesworth is tied for 2nd smartest.
  14. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Unfortunately, ..I see no reason to seriously believe the Tigers will become a playoff team within the 4-5/80-120 scenario. Could they? Yes they could. But what reason is there to believe the current organization is capable of achieving that status?
  15. Tigrrfan

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    One of the ironies about so many teams tanking all at once is that it has made a few of the very good teams all that much better because they are the teams adding most of the higher value players that the tanking teams are trading away. Basically, the gaps between good and bad continues to widen as the top teams keep getting better and the tanking teams keep getting worse.
×