They can spin this however they want but this reeks of giving up without admitting it. Christ, look at the post game interview with one of the Indians players a few nights ago. He said "you never know, we could get back in it". Really? If they won't admit it's over for them this season why would the Tigers?
I would have resigned Pudge and moved someone like Thames while his value is fairly high. Didn't the Tigers learn anything from Monroe and the '06-'07 offseason? They should have moved him them and got all they could while his stock was at it's peak.
But hey, I understand why people would be happy with this trade. I don't see it that way myself, but that's just me.
Look, bottom line is he's gone. I'm just venting because I don't agree with the trade and I really don't care for Farnsworth. The only time he ever pitched up to his potential was for half a season with us, the rest of the time he's been on the verge of being a gas can.
But hey, if someone from KC rushes the mound at least we know he can handle himself.
I am not thrilled with the trade but I understand it. I would have liked getting Jesus Montero and David Robertson from the Yankees for Pudge. But that would not help the team very much this season, Farnsworth will help the Tigers this season.
I think they have done the best they could under the circumstances.
I think Nate Robertson has to go in the off season. He'll never be more than a .500 pitcher.
He's stinking out the joint tonight.
According to DD, the Tigers are still looking to make other deals before the deadline. They'll most likely stand pat, since they got the bullpen help they were after.
"It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!" - Friedrich Nietzsche
"I played the game long enough to know, and it is impossible for players - I don't care who they are - to hit 70 home runs. It just does not happen." - Hank Aaron
And yes, I've already heard the argument about how the Tigers weren't a good team in '05 and that's why Farnsworth didn't want to resign. But I also remember him saying he wanted to play for his hometown team and then bringing his gas can to the mound in the playoffs. Why do you think the Yanks were able to sign him?
Once again, if you are happy with the trade, great. I'm not. I don't think Farnsworth is going to be much help and I'd rather make a playoff run with Pudge behind the plate than Inge. That's all.
They should trade Marcus Thames to the NL. He would dominate their pitching...it would be great.
I don't really like him...
I don't see how Farnsworth is going to make us that much better. I'd rather see Dolsi as the closer. Who wants to bet right now that the Tigers will finish at .500 or just above???
What other moves will the Tigers make, if any? I would like to see them try to trade for George Sherrill and Aubrey Huff. Sherrill could be the lefty reliever the Tigers need. Huff could DH. I'm not sure that the Tigers have what the Orioles want though.