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Agree 100%, that Charlie Lau one-hand release wasn't working. The more Lloyd worked with people, the more he screwed them up---Monroe, Laird, etc.
You and I have very different definitions of the term very good. Sherman has hit double figure points in just 4 games against decent competition and hasn't hit double digit rebounds in a single game. Korie may be talented but he got 7 or 8 chances to clean up his act here and didn't.
Yeah that triple crown season from Cabrera sucked balls.
That just isn't accurate in Sherman's case. Take a look at his gamelog. Minutes are all over the place, with some effectiveness, but it's beyond a stretch to say he's played "very well". Guys playing "very well" don't get 4 DNP-CDs in conference play.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
Big left-handed bat. I just started following the Tigers' farm system closely at the time he was coming up so I was hoping that he'd pan out. He gave us a good spark a few times but his highs were really high and his lows were really low. He also won me a fantasy baseball league when he went on that crazy stretch his rookie year.
If he didn't know how to "go back to his original swing" on his own, he was doomed. The opportunities were there. Don't blame anyone else.
I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
You really think Lloyd said anything to Cabrera other than, "Hey Cabby, what's goin on?"
Or wasn't allowed?!?!
I obviously am a fan, but his mental game was ruined the more they tinkered. I hope he gets another shot. The low outside fastball doomed him more than anything and his plate discipline never changed. I accept that being his fault.
Sherman and Korie are as special as they come.
No shit. "Opti" went on a five paragraph diatribe about the kid.... "Can't miss"... He's no flash in the pan/ Chris shelton. Blah blah blah.
Just sit down and eat your crow like a (multi personality disordered) man.
Lloyd tried to Work with Cabby briefly and he said no way. When Laird came back from St Louis, he said thanks, but no thanks, that's why Toby Harrah was brought into the mix.
+1 agree 100%.
Never gonna happen.
nah.... smokey is still the manager and people will bitch daily about his ever-changing lineups... and lets see....
peralta is a prolly the strongest candidate if the starting SS hits like crap again (same for avilla as starting catcher).
infante and dirks are easy scapegoats if they dont hit.
santiago is still on the roster... holy crap, i havent even got to the bullpen yet with holes all over the place in the pen
i only care about spartans --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqsAJQc-NCY
Jim Leyland must love the napkin with plays being mailed to him as much as Izzo, Saban, and Dantonio do/did. Thankfully for MSU and the Tigers, important decisions aren't left to a schizo, UM-Flint dropout.
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
I'm surprised they didn't trade him.
Sounds like they were surprised that no one wanted him in a trade.
Are guys that bat .160 (and we have had a bunch of them in recent years) scapegoats or just terrible ?
They're scapegoats when fans suggest that they are the sole reason the Tigers don't win games. Like last year in the first half, the whole team struggled outside a few guys, but it was Raburn who kept the team from winning.
I dunno about that but it SURE looked like the kid was over thinking things the last 2 yrs...you could see him trying to be perfect. It was painful. I played baseball at a relatively high level and I can tell you it's a VERY difficult sport, especially hitting. The sports psychologists have a field day with baseball players. Ever notice some of the BEST players are the dumbest? Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, Ryne Sandberg, Pete Rose, etc.....these guys are virtual door jams but they could play ball. Clear your mind, grip it and rip it. Easier said than done. Golf is similar in that regard....the mental aspect is the hardest part of the game to master.
Fair enough, but to improve a team's performance you have to start somewhere and the weakest link is typically the place to start.
The real question is when will Boesch join Joel Zumaya in the "Half Season Hall of Fame"?
Poor pitch recognition, struggles with breaking balls, and holes in his swing that are always there. Boesch has tremendous power in his swing, but you can also say all these things about Cabrera and Fielder. It's just that they recognize the holes in their own swing, adjust, and force pitchers to give them something to hit. Boesch doesn't. He needs to find a place where he can play, work on his issues, and perhaps he can take some next steps. But there is a scouting report on how to pitch to him that isn't going to change until he can make it change. Hard to look past his potential, but a team playing for a World Series can't put someone out there regularly with such issues. He'll find a role. Good luck to him....
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." --Gandhi
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