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  • Blackout
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    Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
    I think they paid far too much for him.
    i agree with my man right here

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  • GiambiJuice
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    Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
    That a clinical diagnosis?
    Prince is listed at 5'11" and 275 lbs. There is no question that's a generous listing. Let's be conservative and say he weighs 290 (I think he's over 300). 5'11" and 290 lbs gives him a BMI of 40.4, which, yes, is classified as morbidly obese.

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  • riverfrontier
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    I thought the price was a bit high, but I don't sign the checks. I'm glad they got Torii Hunter. I had heard talk of Nick Swisher. Hunter's the better outfielder.

    Now to address the bullpen....

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  • Captain Cold Nose
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    Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    To everyone who's saying the Tigers overpaid, remember this is the same owner who gave morbidly obese Prince Fielder $214 million. The man is in his 80's and just wants to bring a WS title to Detroit before he dies and money is not an object
    That a clinical diagnosis?

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  • pheasant
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    Originally posted by Zoltan View Post
    I always thought Comerica Park was very pitcher-friendly.
    Comerica park is a hitters' park(slightly). But compared to the Angels' park, it's very offensive.

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  • PlanetZoltan
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    Originally posted by pheasant View Post
    As a Twins' fan, I only wish Hunter the best. He was a great centerfielder in his day. I think he will have 2 good hitting seasons in the more offensive friendly Detroit park
    I always thought Comerica Park was very pitcher-friendly.

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  • RaysFan_98
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    Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
    Thats kind of surprising he has always acted great and always is friendly when i saw him down here for games.

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  • Zito75
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    Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Class act? No. I lost all respect for him when he made that comment a few years ago that dark-skinned latinos like Vlad Guerrero are "impostors" and cheap immitations of african americans.
    I remember that...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel..._b_494365.html

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  • Zito75
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    Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
    It's a lot of money, but the #2 spot in the Tigers batting order was pretty brutal.

    .257/.313/.397

    Torii's average the past three seasons:

    .285/351/.448

    That's a good size upgrade. Add in Victor Martinez to the order, and they'll likely have .350+ OBP from 1-5 in their order.
    Didn't Ryan Raburn start out in the 2-hole? Talk about an awful year... yikes!

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  • RaysFan_98
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    Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Class act? No. I lost all respect for him when he made that comment a few years ago that dark-skinned latinos like Vlad Guerrero are "impostors" and cheap immitations of african americans.
    Link?.............

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  • GiambiJuice
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    Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
    Everything I've heard and read about Torii has been super-positive as so far as his makeup, demeanor and professionalism. He seems like a true stand up guy and should mesh well in any locker room. He seems like a real class act and I'm happy for him.
    Class act? No. I lost all respect for him when he made that comment a few years ago that dark-skinned latinos like Vlad Guerrero are "impostors" and cheap immitations of african americans.

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  • GiambiJuice
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    To everyone who's saying the Tigers overpaid, remember this is the same owner who gave morbidly obese Prince Fielder $214 million. The man is in his 80's and just wants to bring a WS title to Detroit before he dies and money is not an object

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  • Ben Grimm
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    Everything I've heard and read about Torii has been super-positive as so far as his makeup, demeanor and professionalism. He seems like a true stand up guy and should mesh well in any locker room. He seems like a real class act and I'm happy for him.

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  • pheasant
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    As a Twins' fan, I only wish Hunter the best. He was a great centerfielder in his day. I think he will have 2 good hitting seasons in the more offensive friendly Detroit park

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  • Ben Grimm
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    Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
    And .313/.365/.451 this year, so I think he'll still be a productive player for a year or two.
    Exactly. And while he's not that 25/25-type player anymore, his pitch recognition seems to have gotten better during his 30s. But naturally, there's an inherant risk - especially with somebody who's 37. I saw it first hand with Raul Ibanez when he signed here in Philly. Then again, I thought 3 years was too long at the time. A 2-year deal is much easier to get out from under if necessary.

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