Jason Beck did an end of season column and while there’s nothing really new in here, it’s an interesting run down none the less. He does a good job of being critical without being mean in the side bar, there’s also some video of some of the Tigers top moments.
Joe Sheehan posted a few comments on the Tigers game last night. I think the WPA graph says it all. The Tigers hung around, but when it was the usual time to go to the pen, things went south (or at least on this graph, north), in a hurry.
This is a little disconcerting, but the Tigers didn’t have a single player make the Eastern League top 20. Granted, some of their bluechips spent the entire season at Lakeland (Rick Porcello was picked as the top guy in the Florida State League with Cale Iorg coming at 17), but Double A is where you’re near major league ready prospects are sitting. The fact that the Tigers are thin at the Double A level means there’s not a lot of depth. The good news is, the Tigers didn’t have a single guy in the top 20 back in 2003 (Francisco Cruceta checks in at 20 but he was part of the Indians organization back then) yet three years later they were in the World Series.
White Sox and Twins are scoreless in the top of the fifth. This is shaping up to be a good game. In fact the Twins just got their first hit of the game.