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  1. DumberAndLeaner

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    Let's just say that I'm about as impressed with this organization's ruse of hiding their commitment to "cheap and controllable" behind the pretext of a rebuild as the next guy. But then, I've never really been fond of Kool-aid...ymmv
  2. DumberAndLeaner

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    Go back and read the thread title.👓
  3. DumberAndLeaner

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    The point carries over from another thread where Bigglesworth was using A-Rod's contract experience as a proof of sorts to claim that the players union would never support a player's pay being reduced via contract .....Since he was being uncharacteristically charitable in this thread,...I thought I'd point out the folly of absolutes with a little anecdotal example. I'm sure there are a number of ways that an existing contract could be cooked, if the right creative minds are determined to find a way. They allow teams to extend and amend contracts all the time so long as the player is ostensibly getting a raise. You'd just have to be clever in the way you structured the "secret sauce". Disclaimer: The player would have to be a willing party to the ruse....but based on the earlier thread, that was a given.
  4. DumberAndLeaner

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    I see where Kershaw signed a new contract where his yearly salary actually went down. And the MLBPA didn't have a hernia. Perhaps there are sharper tacks out there than A-Rod?
  5. DumberAndLeaner

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    B-b-bbut, Jason Beck says we NEED a veteran SS to replace Iggy! Offering him $17.9M would be cheaper than Machado, so that way regardless if he stayed or went elsewhere, it's win/win. We either avoid a monster contract with Machado, OR we get a juicy comp pick. It's called "leverage"...☠️
  6. DumberAndLeaner

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    If the organization is serious about acquiring young prospects, they should have tendered qualifying offers to our departing free agents, in order to get the draft picks. Of course, they would be too afraid that the guys might accept the offers....so much for said sincere desire.
  7. DumberAndLeaner

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    I wouldn't mind watching Machado play in "Texas like heat" for the next 5 years either, so if the Rangers signed him I'd be okay with that as well.
  8. DumberAndLeaner

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    Let's just say it's sarcasm, in response to Beck's assertion that we need to sign a veteran SS due to Iggy's election to pursue free agency. Personally, I feel that the organization's claims that "we're rebuilding" is mostly a ruse to avoid payroll commitment. So, signing a big bux player like Machado would be........sweet revenge. The fact that Machado is a narcissistic cancer would just be icing on the cake!!
  9. DumberAndLeaner

    The Tigers should try and sign Manny Machado

    Just earlier today read more of Jason Beck's canned tripe over at the MLB.com site. Opining how since Iglesias is going to go the free agent route, the Tigers are going to need to find a veteran presence at SS to shore up the rest of the rookie infield that Detroit will be fielding. And you know what? I think Machado would be perfect in that role! And he deserves all the suffering that would come along with it. PERFECT MATCH!! I don't like Machado, nor his style of play, but since the next 5 years of Tigers baseball isn't going to be about winning anyway, what have we got to lose? Sign the clown, put up the tent, and sell circus tickets. 👺
  10. DumberAndLeaner

    2018 WS Dream Match-up: Dodgers vs. Red Sox

    Well, I guess Dumbo gets the last laugh after all. Noteworthy that of all the teams to make the post season, the one with the most former Tigers rostered wins it all.
  11. DumberAndLeaner

    Angels hire Ausmus

    It'll be interesting to see if he can win division in his first year, as he did with the Tigers.
  12. DumberAndLeaner

    Fist City: population...Rod and Mario

    Schmaltz
  13. DumberAndLeaner

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Yah, but he got even better after the escape .🚀
  14. DumberAndLeaner

    Fist City: population...Rod and Mario

    LOL, this place is about as cerebral as Hooterville
  15. DumberAndLeaner

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Just one more example of a player thriving after escaping the D. I suspect there is a culture problem. Love to have the details
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