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I don't want any part of him, and IMO bringing him in is a mistake. If we pay this cat more than $6.5 per I think its way too much, and I don't see him playing for that amount.


February 11th, 2010, 7:19 pm
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that sucks....

because....


http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ssf/2 ... agent.html

2 years, $14M

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February 11th, 2010, 11:28 pm
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conversion02 wrote:
that sucks....

because....


http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ssf/2 ... agent.html

2 years, $14M


That's actually not that bad. I thought he would want/get more like $9 mill per. If we DH Mags, and play him in RF it is probably an upgrade. That said, I don't see why we didn't just pay CG? Maybe Miles will pay out?.... I guess we'll see...


February 12th, 2010, 12:49 am
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Take that back, it finally settled at 1 yr $8M.

A bit too much (I would only go about $6M), but they got a leadoff hitter, a lefty, a good OPS guy, and someone who's smart on the basepaths.

Damon would be a perfect 2 hole hitter. I think AJax would still be batting first and Sizemore pushed to the 8 or 9 hole.

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February 21st, 2010, 9:23 pm
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conversion02 wrote:
Take that back, it finally settled at 1 yr $8M.

A bit too much (I would only go about $6M), but they got a leadoff hitter, a lefty, a good OPS guy, and someone who's smart on the basepaths.

Damon would be a perfect 2 hole hitter. I think AJax would still be batting first and Sizemore pushed to the 8 or 9 hole.


I agree that we overpaid to get him. Chicago was going to give him $6M, and he would have rather played there. We likely paid what we had to pay to get him. That said, I'm kind of glad we didn't sign him to a 2 year deal. He may be good trade bait towards the middle to end of the season to a team that is in contention (if we're not).


February 21st, 2010, 9:56 pm
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I believe his contract has a no trade clause in it.

However, if he performs well, he could easily be a type A or B free agent. Most likely a type B, in which case we wouldn't need to offer arbitration and we could still get a sammich pick.

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February 21st, 2010, 10:01 pm
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conversion02 wrote:
I believe his contract has a no trade clause in it.

However, if he performs well, he could easily be a type A or B free agent. Most likely a type B, in which case we wouldn't need to offer arbitration and we could still get a sammich pick.


No trade clauses can be waived. They only allow a player to choose where they want to go.


February 21st, 2010, 11:58 pm
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With the Damon signing:

SP 1. Verlander 2. Scherzer 3. Porcello 4. N. Robertson 5. J Bonderman
Trade: A Galarraga
Cut: D Willis
Minors: E Bonine, A Figaro, C Crosby, J Turner
Middle/Long relief: RHP Miner, LHP P Coke
LHP specialist: LHP F. Ni LHP B Seay
Cut: B Thomas
Minors: D. Schlereth
Setup men: RHP Zumaya RHP R Perry
Closer: J Valverde
Minors: Satterwhie, Fien, Weinhardt, Sborz, Simons

Lineup:
1. Sizemore 2B-R (i know he's been hurt but OBP better than AJax, Ks less, more pop, downside is only less speed)
2. J Damon LF-L
3. M Ordonez RF-R (hit 310 with 376 OBP last year,really? could he hit no 2 if sizemore struggles,, damon to leadoff?)
4. M Cabrera 1B-R
5. C Guillen DH-S (most important bounceback - killed us by not being able to force pitchers to pitch to cabrera last year)
6. B Inge 3B- R (feels too high but I dont how they are planning to get raburn in the lineup)
7. A Jackson CF-R (I think C Wells more talented but is probably better suited to RF)
8. G Laird C- R (t larussa says 8 hitter should be ur worst...)
9. A Everett SS-R (bunting ability plus conscientiousness in advancing runners makes him better than sub 250 avg)

BENCH:
Avila C-L (Laird such a bad hitter that Avila will be up and get 30-50% of at bats, good bat control, power, lefty)
Santiago IF-S (playing time will be up with rookie Sizemore likely to slump at times)
Raburn 2B, 3B, CF, RF (have to think he is next in line at 2B/CF if SizemoreJackson struggle, bumps Mag to DH if Guillen struggles and possibly 3B if Inge injuries linger)
C Thomas OF-L (Leyland loves him, batted him 3rd at times last year, can play all 3 outfield spots well with some speed and lefty bat)

AAA
OF: C Wells RF, W Ramirez CF(i dont think he ll ever refine his game), B Boesch LF (major lefty power who s improved every year)
IF: Larish (what happened? time to see how he can handle 3b?), Dlugach (maybe can replace Everett with SS platoon), 2B?, Strieby (probably need to get him some OF time although its pretty crowded with prospects and vets there) D Kelly has value as a utility player at the Major league level but it might be hard to get him time in Detroit.

Organization: Pitching looks stacked especially in the bullpen, next wave of starting pitching help prob 1.5-2.5 years away (Crosby, Oliver, Wood, Turner). I expect some young arms in the minors to really push for some spots, possible trades of Miner, Seay, Galrraga brewing). We have tons of OF prospects, longterm I see this as last season for Magglio in RF with Wells sliding into a starting role. One of Boesch/Strieby/Ramirez has a chance to play in LF and CF should be A Jackson. 1B locked down by Cabrera/Strieby. Sizemore has a year to claim 2B. 3B and SS are problem spots...Inge probably wont be resigned unless he has a big season and there arent any great prospects. Could this be Raburn s spot for a 1-2 years? At SS we are worse off with all field, cant hit prospects looming. In any event if we cant compete out of the gate this year it would make sense for the Tigers to play some youngsters to see what holes can be filled as there will be plenty of FA money to go around after the season with some expiring contracts(Bonderman -10 mill, Willis -12 mill, Robertson -10 mill, Ordonez - 18 mill, Inge - 6 mill?, Laird -3 mill).
2011: CF A JACKSON RF C WELLS LF FA-C CRAWFORD 4th C THOMAS 3B RABURN SS FA 2B SIZEMORE 1B CABRERA UT SANTIAGO DH GUILLEN 1B/OF/DH STRIEBY C AVILA #2C LAIRD
Lineup: SIZEMORE, CRAWFORD, RABURN, CABRERA, AVILA, WELLS, STRIEBY, SS, JACKSON
SP VERLANDER/PORCELLO/SCHERZER/CROSBY/MINER
MP BONINE/COKE
LP NI/SCHLERETH
RP ZUMAYA /PERRY
CP VALVERDE


February 28th, 2010, 5:41 pm
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Well... He had a good outting... I hope he keeps playing as well at the plate. I think its funny that the big story is that Granderson hit a home run at his first at bat as a Yankee, rather than Damon goes 2-5 with 2 RBIs... The Tigers won and the Yankees lost, that's the stat that matters... (not to mention that Granderson was the final out... striking out to a lefty)


I'm not hating on Curtis, I wish we still had him over Damon... That said, it might have been time to cut the cord on him. He may have hit his ceiling and he was a liability at the plate against lefties. I just don't like all of these old cats in our outfield.


April 5th, 2010, 10:10 pm
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wjb21ndtown wrote:
Well... He had a good outting... I hope he keeps playing as well at the plate. I think its funny that the big story is that Granderson hit a home run at his first at bat as a Yankee, rather than Damon goes 2-5 with 2 RBIs... The Tigers won and the Yankees lost, that's the stat that matters... (not to mention that Granderson was the final out... striking out to a lefty)


I'm not hating on Curtis, I wish we still had him over Damon... That said, it might have been time to cut the cord on him. He may have hit his ceiling and he was a liability at the plate against lefties. I just don't like all of these old cats in our outfield.


I think Granderson will have a good year this year but beyond that he'll decline

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