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I am home today sick. There's snow on the ground. And I am watching the tigers pummel the Minnesota Twins 13-1 in a May 14 blowout on the MLB.com archives. The Tigers were 20-13 and hope was in the air...sniff...<wipes tear>

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I am home today sick. There's snow on the ground. And I am watching the tigers pummel the Minnesota Twins 13-1 in a May 14 blowout on the MLB.com archives. The Tigers were 20-13 and hope was in the air...sniff...<wipes tear>

I approve.

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I'm glad Alburquerque is gone, I still have to look up the spelling, just because AA now clearly refers to Al Avila, Tigers GM.

Many hands will be saved from carpal tunnel by typing 5 less characters, and one space, each time AA is discussed.

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Rays designate Joey Butler for assignment | raysbaseball.com

Worth a claim and roster spot? He'll be 30 in March, but he looked good this past summer in left. Probably still has options. Late bloomer, or never-will-be?

Probably not right now. It seems all efforts are going to go into pitching, and it should. They'll have to leave a spot open for the Rule V draft in a week or so. Avila also hinted at going after a catcher, and there are some decent backup types in the Rule V as well.

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Don't we have the Phillies former pitching coach? Apparently Cliff Lee is healthy and wants to pitch. Not sure what it would cost but he would be a nice addition as the fifth starter on an incentive laden deal

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Don't we have the Phillies former pitching coach? Apparently Cliff Lee is healthy and wants to pitch. Not sure what it would cost but he would be a nice addition as the fifth starter on an incentive laden deal

I'm sure they could get him for one year; I see him going year to year at this time. He wouldn't be cheap, but he might be a big catch, too.

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Don't we have the Phillies former pitching coach? Apparently Cliff Lee is healthy and wants to pitch. Not sure what it would cost but he would be a nice addition as the fifth starter on an incentive laden deal

NERTS!

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I'm sure they could get him for one year; I see him going year to year at this time. He wouldn't be cheap, but he might be a big catch, too.

I think he would be cheap given MLB standards. A one year deal at $5 million plus $4 million in incentives based on games pitch seems reasonable for both sides.

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I think he would be cheap given MLB standards. A one year deal at $5 million plus $4 million in incentives based on games pitch seems reasonable for both sides.

Not gonna happen. He's still Cliff Lee. I can't see him here for less than 12/15 million.

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Pitchers other than Al Al with city names:

Reggie Cleveland

Edwin Jackson

Mike Montgomery

Houston St

Dallas Keuchel (sp)

Diego Segui

Too bad Austin Jackson isn't a pitcher. He's a two-fer.

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He's a funny guy.... I follow him on twitter.

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This is a damn true set of tweets. I suffer the same although my usual computer generated music mix has the vague-british/americanish flavor of Mumford and other UK folkish types added in.

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Pitchers other than Al Al with city names:

Reggie Cleveland

Edwin Jackson

Mike Montgomery

Houston St

Dallas Keuchel (sp)

Diego Segui

Montreal Robertson

Edited by Charles Liston

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I hear the Tigers signed Mike Pelfrey.

Excuse me while I go throw up. They must think Fulmer is going to be ready this year.

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With so many better pitchers available, I wonder why they moved so quickly on Pelfrey?

He was pretty good last year for stretches, then not so much for stretches. Maybe they think that they know why?

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He was pretty good last year for stretches, then not so much for stretches. Maybe they think that they know why?

He hasn't lost a game in a couple of months, so he must be in his good stretch right now.

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He hasn't lost a game in a couple of months, so he must be in his good stretch right now.

Ha!

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I'm sorry, but the Tigers have **** $15M down the tubes between Maybin and Pelfrey. I think they could have done much, much better with those two roster spots.

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