Jump to content

5/6 @ 1:10 Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox


Recommended Posts

BetMGM Michigan $600 Risk-Free bet

BetMGM Michigan Sports Betting
Michigan online sports betting is now available! Start betting at BetMGM Michigan now and get a $600 risk-free bet bonus at their online sportsbook & casino.

Claim $600 risk-free bet at BetMGM Michigan Now

46 minutes ago, Charles Liston said:

Buck Farmer:  10.2 innings, 9 walks, 6 homers, 2.25 WHIP

looking hard for something redeeming in today's pitching, seeing Funkhouser hitting 97 might be a glimmer of hope there is something salvageable there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Casimir said:

And just think, he’s been around for over 7 seasons.  He’s only a few seasons away from being a 10 & 5 guy.

I don’t think that’s quite true, since coming into the season Buck had logged 4 years 83 days of service time, and he’s not available for free agency until 2023.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know Chas just did a great post on this, but.....

It's incredible how quickly Cabrera went from HoF hitter .321/.399/.562, .405 wOBA, 153 RC+ through 2016.....

to a below average hitter starting in 2017 .259/.335/.398, .315 wOBA, 95 RC+ from 2017 - Present.

I scoured all of his peripherals and logs to see if there's any glimmer of hope that he could be decent. 

He used to rake every kind of pitch through 2016 -- he massacred fastballs especially. 

However, he has been zero on fastballs since 2017.  He gets absolutely murdered on Sliders, and he can't hit Curveballs either.  He can still hit a changeup, that's the only pitch he can hit reliably in the last few years. 

He used to pull the ball for power....that's been gone for years.  

There was of course the 127 PAs that he had from 8/23/2020 - 9/26/2020 to end the season, a lovely and reminiscent .310/.378/.496, .372 wOBA, 136 RC+.  If he could pull that off again for 200 at-bats (seems so unlikely) and be just decent for another 200 this year (seems more likely), he could salvage a decent season, get to 3,000 hits (maybe) and 500 HRs....and maybe just retire at that point?  

I can't bear to watch this shell of a great player anymore.  He should go out with some flair and style and I hope he can find a way to leave the game on a high note.  

I hate what happened to Pujols.  He has been dreadful for years for the Angels, only to be DFA'd.  Again, a great player like that should have had a ceremonious send-off.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cabrera was given a contract that should never have been offered. If this is on anybody it’s on the org. Cabrera will stay around as long as the contract last$. Easy money. I don’t feel sorry for a guy that isn’t producing but shows up everyday for his paycheck. His ‘high note’ exit window is in the rear view mirror. He’s got nothing left. 

Pujols hung around well beyond his productive years as well. These guys know when it’s over whether they act on it or not. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, sabretooth said:

I know Chas just did a great post on this, but.....

It's incredible how quickly Cabrera went from HoF hitter .321/.399/.562, .405 wOBA, 153 RC+ through 2016.....

to a below average hitter starting in 2017 .259/.335/.398, .315 wOBA, 95 RC+ from 2017 - Present.

I scoured all of his peripherals and logs to see if there's any glimmer of hope that he could be decent. 

He used to rake every kind of pitch through 2016 -- he massacred fastballs especially. 

However, he has been zero on fastballs since 2017.  He gets absolutely murdered on Sliders, and he can't hit Curveballs either.  He can still hit a changeup, that's the only pitch he can hit reliably in the last few years. 

He used to pull the ball for power....that's been gone for years.  

There was of course the 127 PAs that he had from 8/23/2020 - 9/26/2020 to end the season, a lovely and reminiscent .310/.378/.496, .372 wOBA, 136 RC+.  If he could pull that off again for 200 at-bats (seems so unlikely) and be just decent for another 200 this year (seems more likely), he could salvage a decent season, get to 3,000 hits (maybe) and 500 HRs....and maybe just retire at that point?  

I can't bear to watch this shell of a great player anymore.  He should go out with some flair and style and I hope he can find a way to leave the game on a high note.  

I hate what happened to Pujols.  He has been dreadful for years for the Angels, only to be DFA'd.  Again, a great player like that should have had a ceremonious send-off.

At least Albert was hitting bombs

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, IdahoBert said:

Has Avila been unceremoniously hauled off to the Ilitch Holdings Gulag yet?

I've heard he use of body doubles is all the rage in some industries lately.  Perhaps that's what we have here, Marion is pulling the strings and "Avila" is actually just a puppet of Avila.

Actually, now that I think it through, I'm not sure any of that makes sense.  Meh, whatevs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It might be a while before Buck gets the gate. He's a homegrown guy the Tigers have almost $2 million sunk into this year, and it's not as though there's any urgency to dump him as though we're playing for a playoff spot. Buck is, at the very least, a warm body who can eat up mound time, and actually, he's coming off three pretty good seasons in a row. We might spend the rest of the season trying to recapture the 2018-20 in him.

Besides, it's not in the Tigers' nature to easily cut bait on guaranteed money. They withstood a whole year of 119 innings from Mike Pelfrey before shunting him off before his second year. It took an almost 8 ERA from K-Rod in late June to finally say sayonara to that guy. Even Josh Harrison, the most recent free agent flop, made it all the way to August with 147 plate appearances of .175/.218/.263 "performance" before we ate the rest of his million-dollar salary.

By the way, fun fact about Josh Harrison: he is the Nationals' starting second baseman, slashing .329/.417/.466 in his first 20 games. In fact, last night, he went 2-for-5 with a double, a steal, and a run scored.

Bonus fun fact: Harrison's backup in Washington is Jordy Mercer, and he's slashing .333/.360/.375 in his 24 at bats. So ... yay, ex-Tigers?

     
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, 1776 said:

Cabrera was given a contract that should never have been offered. If this is on anybody it’s on the org. Cabrera will stay around as long as the contract last$. Easy money. I don’t feel sorry for a guy that isn’t producing but shows up everyday for his paycheck. His ‘high note’ exit window is in the rear view mirror. He’s got nothing left. 

Pujols hung around well beyond his productive years as well. These guys know when it’s over whether they act on it or not. 

And when he was 20 years old on the 2003 Marlins, he was woefully underpaid. He will get all of the money and not one cent less. It's up to ownership to determine when they want to really sink the cost.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, kdog said:

And when he was 20 years old on the 2003 Marlins, he was woefully underpaid. He will get all of the money and not one cent less. It's up to ownership to determine when they want to really sink the cost.

I don't think there's any real upside to ****-canning Miggy at this moment, since he's not blocking anybody. As has been noted many times already, there are zero first basemen in the system being prepped for Detroit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


Michigan Sports Betting Offer

Michigan launched online sports betting and casino apps on Friday, January 22, 2021. We have selected the top Michigan sportsbooks and casinos that offer excellent bonus offers. Terms and conditions apply.

BetRivers Michigan - Get a 100% up to $250 deposit bonus at their online sportsbook & casino.

Click Here to claim $250 deposit bonus at BetRivers Michigan For Signing Up Now

FanDuel Michigan - Get a $1,000 risk-free bet at FanDuel Michigan on your first bet.

Click Here to claim $1,000 Risk-Free Bet at FanDuel Michigan

BetMGM Michigan - Get a $600 risk-free bet at the BetMGM online casino & sportsbook

Click Here to claim $600 risk-free bet at BetMGM Michigan

   


×
×
  • Create New...