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Tenacious D

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  1. we have a history of making pitcher's look like Tom Seaver in their pitching debut.
  2. you could make the argument for Erie, but West Michigan is probably more prudent. If he pitches, I'm sure he'll be on a strict innings count. Would be nice to get him 30 IP, though, to cut his teeth and get him ready for next season.
  3. understand your point, but I'd decouple those two guys. Castro really only played significantly in Toledo in 2019, when he was 22 (still young this season at 24 for MLB). As comparison of the two guys: Reyes (age 26+) 773 career MLB AB's--.652 OPS Castro (age 24) 481 career MLB AB's--.704 OPS To me, Reyes is a career 4A player, who can fill in for injury, but not to be counted on. Still holding out slight hope for Castro.
  4. Norris has largely been ineffective pitching 2 innings at a time--I don't think that would improve if increased to 5-6 innings per outing.
  5. good Tigers day yesterday--prior to the game, I went to a card show in Troy and met/got signed baseballs from HoJo and Steve Kemp. I would not have recognized Kemp (the one on the right)--thought he was a bigger looking guy (of course, that was when I was 12).
  6. Sarcasm. There are no upgrades in Toledo. Just potential innings eaters, if necessary.
  7. Sarcasm. There are no upgrades in Toledo. Just potential innings eaters, if necessary.
  8. If they really shut down Mize and Skubal, they might need it for either Leiter or Hutchinson in Toledo to eat innings.
  9. replace them with? Jobe and Madden are going to need a couple of months.
  10. trading from a strength. Abrams is the #8 prospect in baseball, while Manning is #18. We just added Madden and Jobe, that will help soon. The only way to get a talent like Abrams is to be willing to move a valuable piece. I'd do it in a heartbeat.
  11. however, I would like to see the Tigers get creative and try and get SS C.J. Abrams from San Diego. He's hurt for the rest of the year, but not career-threatening. He's also buried (at SS) behind Tatis, Jr. I'd start with Matt Manning, and build a package that would hopefully entice them to send him our way. As a team in the playoff hunt, they might see value in some of our relievers, too.
  12. agreed. The only current Tigers that would probably warrant a decent return are Funkhouser, Cisneros and Soto.
  13. I wasn't a fan of his already, but he really lost me today. His trade discussion was as insightful as discussing the topic with my mother-in-law. A few of his tidbits--we should trade Boyd while he has value (someone tell Scott that Boyd is on the DL). And that Cisneros has no trade value (truth is that he probably has more than any Tiger that we'd be willing to part with). As much as I want to consume Tigers info (I frickin' come here daily!), I can't listen to his podcast anymore.
  14. I think this is solid, but isn't Cameron already on the 26-man roster? I think I'd keep Niko around (vs. Harold, who can easily be cut). I'm on the fence with Paredes--he's still very young and his play in Toledo has not warranted a promotion. I'd almost prefer he get more reps in Toledo. Here would be my position players: C : Haase and Rogers INF: Miggy, Schoop, Short, Niko, Candelario, Nunez (called up from Toledo) OF: Grossman, Baddoo, Hill and Cameron
  15. this makes sense--when does Riley need to be protected? if it's this winter, that would be justification for adding him and bringing him up. Plus, aren't there now limitations on how many players can be added to the MLB roster? Given our innings crunch with some of our young guys, we probably will need to prioritize any pitchers in Toledo who are on the 40-man to help us limp to the finish line.
  16. relax, Francis. I was just speculating what could happen. I agree that no one has to be beholden to any timelines and their individual development should drive it. I'm just not worried about him going through a rough patch in Erie, cause I don't think we need to count on him any time soon.
  17. I'd bring all of the pitchers together and send Fetter to Lakeland for a week, to assess and give some individualized pointers prior to starting their competitive seasons. It also makes you wonder if some existing players will be cut--a lot of college players, so many could/should be playing for Lakeland.
  18. let him work through it--he'll be better for it in the long run. I don't think we see him until late in 2022, with 2023 more likely. that's OK--the two-headed catching monster of Haase and Rogers is both competent and controllable to bridge the gap.
  19. there are many, but very lacking in quality. the best local talent was Chris Castellani, who hosted the daily Locked On Sports Tigers podcast, but recently took a role with Barstool sports. His replacement is a step down--huge homer that basically regurgitates what you can readily find on Twitter. It is daily, though, and he is new in the role, so hopefully it will improve. Another I've listened to is Don't Call it a Rebuild, but the production value and host is difficult to take--not sure who he is, but he brings on good guests, but dominates the conversation. The reason you bring on a guest is to hear their perspective. He actually made me feel compassion for Lynn Henning, which is a new emotion for me. The best two were mentioned above: Turning the Corner and Road to Detroit. Frankly, we get better updates/analysis here.
  20. I'm usually a purist, but I like the strategy of starting an inning with a runner on 2nd. I also hate extra inning games.
  21. I think it's budget driven. I suspect they emptied their wallet on Jobe, Madden and Pacheco.
  22. Payton Green Scouting Grades/Report (20-80 grading scale) HIT 45 POWER 50 RUN 55 ARM 60 FIELD 50 OVERALL 40
  23. just popped a high schooler, ranked 147 overall on MLB.com Payton Green SS, Pro5 Academy (NC) Green Hope High (Cary, N.C.) featured a first-rounder in 2018 (Jordyn Adams) and a third-rounder (Liam Norris) last year, and Green was the next Falcon in line to go in the early rounds this July. He's still a quality prospect but has transferred to nearby Pro 5 Academy to increase his focus on baseball. He's also considered a tough sign who could wind up at North Carolina State. Green is still developing as a hitter but there's a lot to like. He has some twitchy athleticism and flashes intriguing power potential, solid speed and plus arm strength. His actions give him a chance to stay at shortstop, though he's 6-foot-3 and could outgrow the position once he's filled out. Green struggled on the showcase circuit when his right-handed swing got out of control as he sold out for power. He has the bat speed and projectable strength to eventually be able to produce average pop without swinging for the fences. He's hitting better this spring though scouts who saw him swing and miss repeatedly last summer still aren't totally sold on his bat.
  24. thus starts the run on organization catcher filler.
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