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The 2018 Detroit Tigers Season (Already In Progress)

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1 hour ago, chasfh said:

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OK .. perhaps arguably the best pitcher in MLB history could maintain it.

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1 hour ago, tigerbomb13 said:

At what point can we consider the millions spent on Zimmermann a sunken cost and move on?

Immediately.

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4 hours ago, tigerbomb13 said:

At what point can we consider the millions spent on Zimmermann a sunken cost and move on? 

July 2017.

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13 hours ago, tigerbomb13 said:

At what point can we consider the millions spent on Zimmermann a sunken cost and move on? 

I believe the proper tense to use is past, not present or future.

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RIP George Alusik.

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George Alusik played for the Tigers in 1958 and from 1961-1962, appearing in 19 total games, mainly as a reserve outfielder. During that time, he went 2-18 for a .111 batting average, knocking a game-tying pinch hit single against Billy Hoeft of the Baltimore Orioles with two outs in the ninth inning on August 15, 1961.  The Tigers won 3-2 when, on the next pitch, Al Kaline hit a walk-off single. Alusik also appeared in the majors with the Kansas City Athletics.  He died April 20 at the age of 83.

 

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18 hours ago, Tigrrfan said:

Then why say "Discuss"?

It's an inside joke because "East Coast Bias" has long been debunked.

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51 minutes ago, BoomGaspar said:

RIP George Alusik.

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George Alusik played for the Tigers in 1958 and from 1961-1962, appearing in 19 total games, mainly as a reserve outfielder. During that time, he went 2-18 for a .111 batting average, knocking a game-tying pinch hit single against Billy Hoeft of the Baltimore Orioles with two outs in the ninth inning on August 15, 1961.  The Tigers won 3-2 when, on the next pitch, Al Kaline hit a walk-off single. Alusik also appeared in the majors with the Kansas City Athletics.  He died April 20 at the age of 83.

 

He had, what the scouts called, the bad face.

He was a **** of an accountant, tho.

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35 minutes ago, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

He had, what the scouts called, the bad face.

He was a **** of an accountant, tho.

#ValueOverReplacementPennyPinchers

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2 hours ago, BoomGaspar said:

RIP George Alusik.

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George Alusik played for the Tigers in 1958 and from 1961-1962, appearing in 19 total games, mainly as a reserve outfielder. During that time, he went 2-18 for a .111 batting average, knocking a game-tying pinch hit single against Billy Hoeft of the Baltimore Orioles with two outs in the ninth inning on August 15, 1961.  The Tigers won 3-2 when, on the next pitch, Al Kaline hit a walk-off single. Alusik also appeared in the majors with the Kansas City Athletics.  He died April 20 at the age of 83.

 

George was not actually a player.  He was a saber nerd who thought it would be cute to put his face on a baseball card for his blog cover page.  

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https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/statcast_leaderboard

 

I like to check out the statcast leaderboard periodically.  You can see Miggy is still around the top 10 for average exit velocity despite not having many "barrels".  Also his average FB/LD velocity is in the top 3 so when he elevates the ball he is crushing it.    It's also good to see Jacoby in the top 15 sitting right behind Stanton for average EV.   Goes to show that he isn't just getting a bunch of fluke hits.  

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25 minutes ago, tiger337 said:

George was not actually a player.  He was a saber nerd who thought it would be cute to put his face on a baseball card for his blog cover page.  

He could have been though, but his athletic prime ended just before the use of anabolic steroids became more widespread in the mid-60's.

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Little known fact: George synthesized anabolic steroids in his spare time and sold them to his former teammates after he left the game. 

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I may need to stop watching FSD if they keep playing that awful Jack White "Corporation" crap.  The guy is talented.  The song is awful.

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Why does Alex Wilson constantly pitch in high leverage situations?  He has an ERA of 6.59 and 3 losses including:

- a home run to Gregory Polanco in a tie game in the 10th inning.

- a home run to Roberto Perez in the 8th inning of a tie game.

- a home run to Corey Dickerson in the 9th inning of a tie game.

He also gave up a grand slam to Abraham Almonte in the 6th inning that turned a 2-1 lead to a 5-2 deficit (and a blown save for Wilson).

Stop giving Wilson high leverage situations or get him off the team!  

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I think Wilson pitches in high leverage situations mostly because he is able to pitch without much rest and the better pitchers are not always available on a given day.  

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I think Gardenhire knows the talent 'was' there at one time ..and is giving Alex Wilson ample time to work it out.  Ron can cut only so many over the course of a full season and he obviously does not want to get rid of someone who may work it out just in time for another team.

Indeed, Wilson has a track record of being very good at times.  Let's give him a little more time, ..especially since it isn't going to hurt the Tigers playoff chances this season.

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2 minutes ago, Tigrrfan said:

I think Gardenhire knows the talent 'was' there at one time ..and is giving Alex Wilson ample time to work it out.  Ron can cut only so many over the course of a full season and he obviously does not want to get rid of someone who may work it out just in time for another team.

Indeed, Wilson has a track record of being very good at times.  Let's give him a little more time, ..especially since it isn't going to hurt the Tigers playoff chances this season.

So he's the Jordan Zimmermann of the bullpen?  Got it.  

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8 minutes ago, bobrob2004 said:

So he's the Jordan Zimmermann of the bullpen?  Got it.  

No you do not "got it."  Alex Wilson is having arguably the worst month of his entire career. 

Prior to 2018, his career ERA was 3.20, career ERA+ was 133, career WHIP was 1.21, career HR/9 was 0.7.

 

Combined 2015, 2016, & 2017 with the Tigers ..ERA 3.15, ERA+ 136, WHIP 1.19, HR/9 at 0.8.

After that, any team executive would be stupid to release him based upon just one terrible month of April.

 

Plus, his salary is less than $2m compared to Zim's $22m.

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Alex Wilson hasn’t been good since the first guardians of the galaxy movie. 

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2 minutes ago, Shelton said:

Alex Wilson hasn’t been good since the first guardians of the galaxy movie. 

He's had terrible stretches beginning June last year (2017.)

But still:

1.74 ERA in August last year over 13 appearances.

1.32 ERA & 0.73 WHIP in May last year over 14 appearances.

2.61 ERA & 1.16 WHIP in April last year over 11 appearances.

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Alex Wilson 2016 overall 2.96 ERA & 1.22 WHIP over 73 appearances.

April = 0.00 ERA & 0.47 WHIP over 6 appearances

June = 1.84 ERA over 11 appearances

July = 0.00 ERA & 0.93 WHIP over 10 appearances

August = 1.88 ERA & 0.98 WHIP over 9 appearances

 

 

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All I am saying is that he has had excellent results as recently as August last year, and I expect Gardenhire & Bosio will give him plenty of time to work it out.

Its not like the Tigers have an abundance of bullpen arms just waiting to be called up to the majors and immediately excel.

I think Alex is going to give us at least 3 months of dominance this year.  What more can a terrible team and farm system realistically expect right now?

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And Zimmermann wad really good until the Tigers signed him.  Some pitchers just lose it overnight.

The least Gardenhire can do is stop using him in critical situations.  

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23 minutes ago, Tigrrfan said:

All I am saying is that he has had excellent results as recently as August last year, and I expect Gardenhire & Bosio will give him plenty of time to work it out.

Its not like the Tigers have an abundance of bullpen arms just waiting to be called up to the majors and immediately excel.

I think Alex is going to give us at least 3 months of dominance this year.  What more can a terrible team and farm system realistically expect right now?

You can stuff your statistics in a sack.

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