Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 71

Thread: Trade deadline

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Standing in the shadows of Motown
    Posts
    1,976
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    .If I were Jones, Thames, Maggs or Renterķa right now I wouldn't get too comfortable for the next 24 hours.
    Maggs aint going anywhere, but Jones better get his bags packed (possibly for good).

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wixom, Mi, U.S. of A.
    Posts
    73
    Quote Originally Posted by tigers527 View Post
    Maggs aint going anywhere, but Jones better get his bags packed (possibly for good).
    I would have agreed with you five hours ago, but now I'm not so sure. Dombrowski is throwing in the towel and who knows how he'll blow up this team by 3 pm tomorrow.


  3. #43
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Standing in the shadows of Motown
    Posts
    1,976
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    I would have agreed with you five hours ago, but now I'm not so sure. Dombrowski is throwing in the towel and who knows how he'll blow up this team by 3 pm tomorrow.

    If Dombrowski is "throwing in the towel" he would have traded Pudge for minor league talent, not a potential closer that can actually MISS players bats (I wonder what it's like to root for a team with a closer like that?).

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Clio, Michigan
    Posts
    1,176
    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    I would have agreed with you five hours ago, but now I'm not so sure. Dombrowski is throwing in the towel and who knows how he'll blow up this team by 3 pm tomorrow.

    Is this really that bad of a trade for the Tigers? Pudge was going to be gone after this season anyway. I dislike Farnsworth, but he will improve the bullpen.

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wixom, Mi, U.S. of A.
    Posts
    73
    Quote Originally Posted by tigers527 View Post
    If Dombrowski is "throwing in the towel" he would have traded Pudge for minor league talent, not a potential closer that can actually MISS players bats (I wonder what it's like to root for a team with a closer like that?).
    I don't understand how you could see this trade any other way than basically giving up on this season. And as far as getting prospects for him, what team was offering any? Have we ever heard about what the Marlins were willing to offer for Pudge? I'm willing to bet this is the best they could get for him.

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Clio, Michigan
    Posts
    1,176
    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    I don't understand how you could see this trade any other way than basically giving up on this season. And as far as getting prospects for him, what team was offering any? Have we ever heard about what the Marlins were willing to offer for Pudge? I'm willing to bet this is the best they could get for him.
    How is losing Pudge really going to hurt the Tigers' chances this season? Sure he is hitting .295, but he only has 32 RBI. He is a singles hitter. As for "handling the pitching staff well" does Inge not do this? He has handled pitchers well, remember that Armando near perfect game?

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Michigan.
    Posts
    307
    Quote Originally Posted by slugger33 View Post
    How is losing Pudge really going to hurt the Tigers' chances this season? Sure he is hitting .295, but he only has 32 RBI. He is a singles hitter. As for "handling the pitching staff well" does Inge not do this? He has handled pitchers well, remember that Armando near perfect game?
    And the only complete game on the season for Detroit pitching.

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wixom, Mi, U.S. of A.
    Posts
    73
    Quote Originally Posted by slugger33 View Post
    Is this really that bad of a trade for the Tigers? Pudge was going to be gone after this season anyway. I dislike Farnsworth, but he will improve the bullpen.
    What I don't understand is Inge wasn't good enough to be our #1 catcher when we signed Pudge, but now all of a sudden he is? What has changed, besides the fact that the Tigers are in third and can't seem to get above .500 for more than a few games?

    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.


  9. #49
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wixom, Mi, U.S. of A.
    Posts
    73
    Quote Originally Posted by slugger33 View Post
    How is losing Pudge really going to hurt the Tigers' chances this season? Sure he is hitting .295, but he only has 32 RBI. He is a singles hitter. As for "handling the pitching staff well" does Inge not do this? He has handled pitchers well, remember that Armando near perfect game?
    If you are honestly telling me you'd rather go into a playoff race with Inge as your #1 catcher rather than Pudge I can't understand that. And yeah I remember the Armando game, same as I remember the no hitter Pudge caught last year.

    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.


  10. #50
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Standing in the shadows of Motown
    Posts
    1,976
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    What I don't understand is Inge wasn't good enough to be our #1 catcher when we signed Pudge, but now all of a sudden he is? What has changed, besides the fact that the Tigers are in third and can't seem to get above .500 for more than a few games?
    Really, you really don't know "what has changed"? How about IT'S 5 YEARS LATER and Pudge stopped doing the roids and got 5 years older. If we were talking about 2004 Pudge there is no way he gets traded or at least not for just Farnsworth.

    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.

  11. #51
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Northville, Michigan
    Posts
    1,636
    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.

  12. #52
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    in your imagination
    Posts
    215
    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

  13. #53
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Michigan.
    Posts
    307
    Quote Originally Posted by Paulmcall View Post
    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.
    I know.
    I hate Nate...we should have traded him for something like Chad Moeller. I hate Nate, Virgil Vasquez, Eddie Bonine, Yorman Bazardo would all do better. I swear...

    It doesn't help that the outfield is playing like crap though...

  14. #54
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wixom, Mi, U.S. of A.
    Posts
    73
    Quote Originally Posted by tigers527 View Post
    Really, you really don't know "what has changed"? How about IT'S 5 YEARS LATER and Pudge stopped doing the roids and got 5 years older. If we were talking about 2004 Pudge there is no way he gets traded or at least not for just Farnsworth.

    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.
    It's not just about losing Pudge, it's about not trusting Farnsworth. I bought into him big time in '05 and he pulled a prima donna act and forced the club to trade him. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. He's going to have to prove that he's worth the risk the team took.

    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.


  15. #55
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Michigan.
    Posts
    307
    They should trade Marcus Thames to the NL. He would dominate their pitching...it would be great.

    I don't really like him...

  16. #56
    NotAboutEgo Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by moldyoldie View Post
    The thought of trading away still more young prospects leaves a bad taste -- either stand pat or trade Pudge and others to the Marlins for that lefty pitcher currently on the DL -- what's his name, Miller somebody?
    Yes, that's just what we need... another player on the DL... since it's worked so well for us in the past. Willis has been just terrific!!!

  17. #57
    NotAboutEgo Guest
    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???

  18. #58
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Clio, Michigan
    Posts
    1,176
    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.

  19. #59
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wixom, Mi, U.S. of A.
    Posts
    73
    Quote Originally Posted by slugger33 View Post
    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.
    Aren't the Orioles notorious for being hard to trade with? I thought in the '06 off season we tried to get Miguel Tejada and they wanted the world for him and basically made it impossible to trade with them.

  20. #60
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Clio, Michigan
    Posts
    1,176
    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    Aren't the Orioles notorious for being hard to trade with? I thought in the '06 off season we tried to get Miguel Tejada and they wanted the world for him and basically made it impossible to trade with them.
    I think you may be right. Didn't the Astros give them 6 prospects just for Tejada?

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •