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09/08/2017 7:07pm Detroit Tigers @ Toronto Blue Jays

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2 minutes ago, Casimir said:

I'm quickly becoming a fan.  Father was in the baseball biz and moved from NYC to PR for it.  Switch hitter and can play multiple positions.  Couldn't break through Bryant and Rizzo, but that's tough to do.  I'm not expecting an all star, but I think he's going to be a very solid baseball player.

Yeah, he's a hitter and not a bad fielder

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Fun (Tiger) game tonight.  

Fulmer looked good, and I think he'll be good enough to be a multi inning bullpen guy that could masquerade in a spot start here or there.  

Castellanos didn't boot any chances, although I don't think he looked smooth out in RF.  But his grand slam was groovy enough.  

And the triple play.  Wow, I've never seen them turn a triple play live.  I guess now I can die in peace.

Kinsler with another solo shot, and it was funny that the field mikes picked up the commentary about it in the dugout.

Machado is a major league fielder.  I think he has worked through some yips.

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3 minutes ago, sabretooth said:

Yeah, he's a hitter and not a bad fielder

I can see where range might be an issue.  But his glove will be a step up from Castellanos.  He should pick up a little range with more MLB experience.  And his arm looks plenty good.  I'll take gap power now and he should add power as he ages.  He just sounds like a nice blend of talent and background.

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Tough loss. Caps left 16 RISP. In spite of the outcome I enjoyed listening in. 

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Triple play and grand slam in a game?  Who wrote this script: Johnny Obvious?  

This is why I watch.  You never know what you'll see.   Also nice that this was basically the future Tiger team with the exception of Ian Kinsler who is not a future Tiger I wouldn't think.  

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9 hours ago, IdahoBert said:

 For minor league baseball I thought the whitecaps announcers were pretty good 

Their guy, Dan Hasty, was named the league's best broadcaster of the year. I enjoyed the broadcast as well. 

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I think I'm actually getting over the loss of all the good players.  I'm getting into the groove of "seeing what's going to happen."  The fact that there's names on the roster all the time with which I'm fairly unfamiliar is sort of intriguing.  I no longer expect the team to win every game.  In the absence of that pressure and focus other things shine through the cracks.  I'm even disinterested in what JV does.  It's sort of like anxiously inquiring into where an old girlfriend lives, how she's doing, what her new job and boyfriend are like. You just don't go there. You move on. 

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My wife and I were driving around yesterday afternoon and I had sports talk radio on, and they were talking about the Tigers starting their series against the Jays.  My wife said "do you want to go?"  and I thought about it for a moment and then said "no".  Mostly because I hate that big cement toilet bowl, and I've hated it since the day that they opened it.  But also a factor was that other than Jeimer there wasn't anyone that I wanted to see.  There are a lot of guys in the minors that I am interested in, at all levels.

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5 minutes ago, Charles Liston said:

My wife and I were driving around yesterday afternoon and I had sports talk radio on, and they were talking about the Tigers starting their series against the Jays.  My wife said "do you want to go?"  and I thought about it for a moment and then said "no".  Mostly because I hate that big cement toilet bowl, and I've hated it since the day that they opened it.  But also a factor was that other than Jeimer there wasn't anyone that I wanted to see.  There are a lot of guys in the minors that I am interested in, at all levels.

The Toronto park is ugly, but I think it's one of the most comfortable places to watch a game.  

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36 minutes ago, tiger337 said:

The Toronto park is ugly, but I think it's one of the most comfortable places to watch a game.  

That's got to be the oldest of the cookie cutter generation, is it not?  Is it even considered to be of that generation since it was built about a generation outside of the former generation?

Regardless of that, it is the oldest retractable roof, isn't it?  I'm not a fan of retractable roofs, but it is handy for inclement weather.

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3 hours ago, ROMAD1 said:

Triple play and grand slam in a game?  Who wrote this script: Johnny Obvious?  

This is why I watch.  You never know what you'll see.   Also nice that this was basically the future Tiger team with the exception of Ian Kinsler who is not a future Tiger I wouldn't think.  

Hey, we're only 13.5 game out of a wild card spot. Brad told us after a game in June that it wasn't time to panic yet. I'm still waiting for the word. Until then, win every game.  ?

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51 minutes ago, Casimir said:

That's got to be the oldest of the cookie cutter generation, is it not?  Is it even considered to be of that generation since it was built about a generation outside of the former generation?

Regardless of that, it is the oldest retractable roof, isn't it?  I'm not a fan of retractable roofs, but it is handy for inclement weather.

They were putting a roof report on the video screen earlier this summer after about the first inning to tell people if the roof was open or not. As a joke, obviously.

I'm not a fan of the big old wall around the outfield with a gap before the seats, but I guess that might be to do with being able to convert it for all sorts of other stuff.

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1 hour ago, tiger337 said:

The Toronto park is ugly, but I think it's one of the most comfortable places to watch a game.  

I feel the same about the Arizona Diamondbacks stadium in Phoenix. It's really antiseptic but incredibly comfortable   

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2 hours ago, IdahoBert said:

I think I'm actually getting over the loss of all the good players.  I'm getting into the groove of "seeing what's going to happen."  The fact that there's names on the roster all the time with which I'm fairly unfamiliar is sort of intriguing.  I no longer expect the team to win every game.  In the absence of that pressure and focus other things shine through the cracks.  I'm even disinterested in what JV does.  It's sort of like anxiously inquiring into where an old girlfriend lives, how she's doing, what her new job and boyfriend are like. You just don't go there. You move on. 

Yeah, the Candy man is intriguing.  He kinda reminds me of Terry Pendelton.

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I like the Rogers Centre.....it's not charming at all but it has a lot more pizzaz than the multi-purpose stadiums of the 60's and 70's.

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40 minutes ago, sabretooth said:

Yeah, the Candy man is intriguing.  He kinda reminds me of Terry Pendelton.

Hopefully Candelario can bring some more offense.  He has 4 inches and probably 20some pounds on Pendleton (per bbref).  Have to think there is potential for better power.

I like that Candelario improved his numbers from A+ to AA to AAA.  I wonder, however, if his AAA numbers are a bit inflated thanks the PCL.  It probably doesn't matter at this point.  He's likely at 3B next season barring something really wacky happening, so we will just have to see how his MLB production pans out.

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2 minutes ago, Casimir said:

Hopefully Candelario can bring some more offense.  He has 4 inches and probably 20some pounds on Pendleton (per bbref).  Have to think there is potential for better power.

I like that Candelario improved his numbers from A+ to AA to AAA.  I wonder, however, if his AAA numbers are a bit inflated thanks the PCL.  It probably doesn't matter at this point.  He's likely at 3B next season barring something really wacky happening, so we will just have to see how his MLB production pans out.

Yeah, I think Candy has some more pop in his bat, tho Pendleton became a pretty good power hitter when he moved from STL to ATL in his late 20s.

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3 hours ago, IdahoBert said:

I think I'm actually getting over the loss of all the good players.  I'm getting into the groove of "seeing what's going to happen."  The fact that there's names on the roster all the time with which I'm fairly unfamiliar is sort of intriguing.  I no longer expect the team to win every game.  In the absence of that pressure and focus other things shine through the cracks.  I'm even disinterested in what JV does.  It's sort of like anxiously inquiring into where an old girlfriend lives, how she's doing, what her new job and boyfriend are like. You just don't go there. You move on. 

The Verlander trade still stings a bit.  Not as much as before.

But we knew the rebuild was coming, it was a matter of when not if.  I have accepted that.  And having prospects in the system, even if it might not be enough, is a nice change of pace.

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1 minute ago, sabretooth said:

Yeah, I think Candy has some more pop in his bat, tho Pendleton became a pretty good power hitter when he moved from STL to ATL in his late 20s.

Looking over his numbers, it seems like his reputation of being a good hitter outweigh his actual output, save for a few years.

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1 hour ago, Casimir said:

Hopefully Candelario can bring some more offense.  He has 4 inches and probably 20some pounds on Pendleton (per bbref).  Have to think there is potential for better power.

I like that Candelario improved his numbers from A+ to AA to AAA.  I wonder, however, if his AAA numbers are a bit inflated thanks the PCL.  It probably doesn't matter at this point.  He's likely at 3B next season barring something really wacky happening, so we will just have to see how his MLB production pans out.

His OPS was considerably higher (around 250-300 points if my memory serves me correctly) at home at AAAA Iowa than on the road this year. So his offense is more than just a PCL mirage.

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1 hour ago, sabretooth said:

Yeah, I think Candy has some more pop in his bat, tho Pendleton became a pretty good power hitter when he moved from STL to ATL in his late 20s.

Pendleton was also an outstanding fielder.  

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36 minutes ago, tiger337 said:

Pendleton was also an outstanding fielder.  

TP was a glove first. Replacing Oberkfell with TP solidified that infield.

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2 hours ago, Casimir said:

Looking over his numbers, it seems like his reputation of being a good hitter outweigh his actual output, save for a few years.

Yeah, his output was not good, but his surge in ATL suggests that he struggled with injuries in STL and also didn't start elevating the ball until he left Busch Stadium National Park for the Launching Pad.

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41 minutes ago, tiger337 said:

Pendleton was also an outstanding fielder.  

Yeah, I remembered that he was a good fielder, but I couldn't remember if he was just good or really good.

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