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The 2018 Detroit Tigers Season (Already In Progress)

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Pena was actually going to retire and was offered a coaching role coming out of spring training. Supposedly, he opted to take some time and see if an opportunity presented either in the Tigers org or with someone else. It did -- sort of -- once injuries struck, but he ultimately did retire and will be coaching down the line, if not already.

With Salty, he's simply an experienced catcher they signed because they had a ton of injuries that derailed other plans. Similarly, the conversion of Arvicent Perez to the mound was interrupted because of injuries (its now back in progress).

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4 hours ago, Casimir said:

That’s possible.  It could be that they aren’t worried so much about production out of Saltalamacchia and he’s just a place holder.  Most 32 year olds signed to a AAA contract don’t have much of a future anyway.

Bet you Salty sees at least 40 plate appearances for the Tigers this season yet.

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19 hours ago, chasfh said:

Bet you Salty sees at least 40 plate appearances for the Tigers this season yet.

Nah, I doubt that.  If two of McCann/Hicks/Greiner become unavailable at the same time for a decent stretch, than I could it as possible.  He may not even get a courtesy September call up if that trio is healthy.

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1 hour ago, Casimir said:

That’s really too bad.  ChiSux pinstripes were made for him.

So was that stale urine smell in their stadium.

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Alex Avila with two shutout innings at Coors Field last night.  I bet McCann couldn't do that.  

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McCann would end up beaning somebody then blame the hitter for being in the batter's box. 

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i think they will use the All Star break to dispose of Victor. Send him off to pasture without much fanfare.

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1 hour ago, chasfh said:

Hunch?

yeah...the wojo column is also a good indicator that something is up.

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I don't see what's in it for the Tigers to let Victor go. They pay him no matter what, he's not blocking anyone at Toledo or Erie breaking down the door to get in, and if the Tigers want a high draft pick next June, Victor playing increases their chances of that. Not only that, but there is no groundswell bubling up demanding Victor get cut, so to whom would the Tigers be caving in by letting him go?

Then there's this:

“He’s riding it out, and these young players look up to him,” Gardenhire said on 97.1 The Ticket this week. “He may not be getting all the hits, but he’***** a lot of balls hard at people. He’s not driving the ball anymore, but goodness gracious, you gotta give him a break on that. I mean, his age is up there, and he means a lot to the club.” 

I say Victor stays until the end.

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With Miggy's season over (late, I know), here's where he ranks in history....just something to think about over the break for next season.  He currently ranks...

72nd in MLB history in hits with 2,676.  He needs 2 more to pass Luis Aparicio for 71st.

9th in Tigers history in hits with 1,834.  He needs 26 more to pass Bobby Veach for 8th.

 

33rd in MLB history in RBI with 1,635.  He needs 2 more to pass Ernie Banks for 32nd.

7th in Tigers history in RBI with 1,112.  He needs 91 more to pass Hank Greenberg for 6th.

 

35th in MLB history in home runs with 465.  He needs 4 more to pass Chipper Jones for 34th.

3rd in Tigers history in home runs with 327.  He needs 47 more to pass Norm Cash for 2nd.

 

30th in MLB history in doubles with 556.  He needs 5 more to pass Jeff Kent and Eddie Murray for 28th.

8th in Tigers history in doubles with 373.  He needs 30 more to pass Sam Crawford for 7th.

 

84th in MLB history in walks with 1,087.  He needs 2 more to pass Graig Nettles for 83rd.

10th in Tigers history in walks with 765.  He needs 28 more to pass Harry Heilmann for 9th.

 

7th in MLB history in intentional walks with 230.  He needs 17 more to pass Ken Griffey for 6th.

1st in Tigers history in intentional walks with 160.

 

31st in MLB history in extra base hits with 1,038.  He needs 2 more to pass Andre Dawson for 30th.

8th in Tigers history in extra base hits with 707.  He needs 15 more to pass Sam Crawford for 7th.

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