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Falling Apart

Things have not gone well for the Tigers since the All Star Break.  They’ve lost seven out of ten and they’re now short half of their infield and Magglio Ordonez is on the shelf for a while.    More then half of the players in the Tigers lineup in yesterday’s finale were playing in the minors at this point last year and they needed a three run double by “veteran” Ryan Raburn in the eighth inning to pull that game out of their hat.  Even the fact that the rest of the division has stood still as well could come back to haunt the Tigers.

And it is kind of funny that the rest of the division has been almost as bad since the break and the Tigers sit just two games back of the White Sox in the Central.  With the trade deadline this upcoming weekend, the Tigers have some decisions to make.  It’s hard to keep a straight face and say the Tigers team as it sits will be able to keep up with the other two teams but the fact is, they very well just might so giving up is hard to swallow.  But if they get a good offer for someone like Jose Valverde and they don’t take it, then drop ten of twelve after the trade deadline, it’s not going to help the team moving forward.

I think this week is going to be very telling.  They have four games in Tampa (second best team in all of baseball) then three against the Red Sox (with two of those coming before the deadline).  It’ll be interesting to see where the team sits this time next week.

I went to the first game on Sunday. I knew they had a lot of rookies they were relying upon, but I was still amazed when I counted out the ones that played in that game: Jackson; Boesch; Sizemore; Larish; and Worth in the starting lineup; Rhymes and Weinhardt as subs later on!

Posted by Randy on July 26th, 2010 at 9:09 am

Verlander drops his hands down more when throwing a breaking ball. Boesch should go up there to smack singles through the infield, or hit it over the 2B bag. Has a long swing, maybe cut down on it a little. Getting him out on the inside and maybe low nasty stuff.
Too many people taking called strikes on the Tigers and the Hens. Figured last fall 2010 will be an uphill climb, has pointed all along to 2011 when about $40 mil or more is freed up. Go for it, see what happens . Rhymes is good defensively, believe he will be a good contact hitter, works hard like Worth. Worth and Rhymes may be your middle infielders for a long time.

Posted by don won on July 27th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

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