The Tigers took care of business this weekend with a sweep over the Phillies. They did it in grand fashion with blowouts on both Saturday and Sunday. Since I got rid of my cable, I don’t get to watch the games too often but I was out yesterday and the Tigers just destroyed Raul Valdes. It was interesting seeing the Phillies pitching coach come out in the second inning and I’m sure he told Valdes he had to suck it up and pitch on whether he was getting hammered or not because they didn’t want to waste their pen. Toady is was mostly the Phillies pen that the Tigers knocked around.
With PED suspensions in the forefront, the Tigers have to figure out what they’re going to do at shortstop. Peralta looks like he’ll be serving some time which means the Tigers have a big hole to fill. Argenis Diaz is the guy playing shortstop in Toledo and he has an OPS of .679. So the question is, do the Tigers pull the trigger on a trade or roll with what they have. Or they could get a shortstop in the second trade deadline period. There’s a lot of Top Sports Betting Action going on but I doubt if management knows what do when they don’t know when a suspension is going to come down.
The Tigers other need is the bullpen. Unfortunately, they don’t have a ton of chips in the minors to nab one so it’ll be interesting to see what happens.