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Good stuff. I actually think he is "just dumb enough" to fit the great hitter bill, till they messed with his swing and made him think too much. If I can figure out the low outside pitch is his out pitch cuz he couldn't lay off it and couldn't take it the other way, he must not have figured it out. I actually think they changed his grip. From a technical standpoint, what did you see different from when he came on the scene and was killing it to his downfall? Talent is talent, right? Even told what pitch was coming I don't think many major leaguers could do with the ball what he did.
grrrrrrrrrrrrreat. does that mean don kelly makes the team?
Besides trouble with the curve, something about his swing got too long though. He almost never pulled a fastball to the right side.
This post was edited by WBill19542 13 months ago
So you always lie this much? Your lying and obsession is a thing to behold.
You're an idiot, plain and simple. Stop being a jackass and admit you were wrong. I couldn't have been more wrong about Raburn and I admit that, why can't you pull your head out of your ass for five minutes?
Oh and Nix is way better than Sherman. Bottom fuckin' line
This post was edited by Punisher99 13 months ago
Don't hold your breath.
1) I never said Sherman was better than Nix, I said Sherman would improve and could have helped the Spartans, just like Korie at Iowa State. Oh and Nix isn't "way-better".
2) I not giving up on Boesch until he gets with a good batting coach, why do you think Toby Harrah was brought in to baby-sit Lloyd McClendon.
3). You swear a lot because you don't have a real case...bottom line.
1. I trust Izzo more than you. Sherman was too soft to play for him.
2. Triple Crown Miggy, A-Jax huge improvement this year, Avila outstanding 2011, numerous other examples.
3. So what is your case? Boesch sucks ass and that's why he's cut. Nobody wants him.
That's the hard thing about baseball, development doesn't follow any typical timeline, and there's no guarantee that previous success is an indicator of future success. And the near term goals of an organization can get a guy like Boesch sent to waivers, where as if he were here during the 120 loss season, he'd be getting 550 at bats because it just wouldn't matter either way.
A change of scenery (and coaching styles and techniques) also seems to help a lot of MLBers, even if they aren't necessarily struggling. Hopefully Boesch gets it figured out.
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Because Brandon Inge doesn't play for the Tigers anymore?
It's gonna be a really tough first ballot for them to get in the HOF on competing against Denard "September Heisman" "Arm Punt" Robinson.
The hard part with Boesch is that, at 28 years old this season, the talk about "development" needs to be in the past for a corner outfielder. There are always adjustments, tweaks, etc. as a career and body progresses and changes, but Boesch remains a project. Some teams can afford to roll out a highly compensated project, while others cannot. His departure from Detroit speaks to the goals of a team like the Tigers in 2013. But Boesch has something that cannot be taught - power. If someone can help him plug some gaps in his swing, he's still got a future. But if he didn't launch some stunning long balls, he'd be banging around ballparks in Toledo and Scranton....
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." --Gandhi
Let me go on record that if he ends up on a team with a real hitting coach, he can still have a very good career. Left handed hitters with power are a rare commodity. He clashed with Leyland, and once you are in the Marlboro Man's doghouse, your days are numbered with the Tigers. Of course if he likes you, you get a zilly chances like Inge and Raburn to prove you are worthless. I would be surprised if the Yankees don't sign Boesch. He is tailor made for Yankee Stadium.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy.-- If you're going to be stupid, be smart about it. - Mike Milbury
So, a guy who STARTS at Michigan State isn't way better than a back-up at Notre Dame who has failed to score in regulation in 11 of his last 16 games?
Forgive me while I
At best, he'll end up like a Russell Branyon type player.
Except that he is not really a pull hitter...
Correct, a 28 year old outfielder who has played 4 good moths of major league baseball.
Some perspective for those that think he will still develop from what he has already shown us: Boesch is older than Delmon Young.
Boesch will be bargain basement for whoever signs him. He might have to settle for a minor league deal.
I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.
Maybe, but still a long-shot in my opinion...mostly because I think they'll bring up Kobernus, Worth and Santiago. Kelly is redundant to all of these guys. Basically Kelly is contending with Worth, Berry, Garcia, and an extra relief pitcher (Marte or Downs) for early in the season.
Kelly could sign a minor league deal though and would probably be one of the first guys called up if injury happens, especially if injury happens on the IF.
I think the 25 Man will be (There is much up for grabs really):
CF Jackson (1)
RF Dirks (2)
LF Hunter (3)
3B Cabrera (4)
SS Peralta (5)
2B Infante (6)
1B Fielder (7)
C Avila (8)
DH Martinez (9)
IF Santiago (10) (Has played all IF positions and most OF positions at MLB level. Like Kelly, had a bad year last year, but probably better position to bounce back).
C Pena (11) (Back Up C)
IF/OF Kobernus (12) (A right hand hitting Berry, who can play SS/2B and has been working in the OF...if he doesn't make the roster he has to be returned to DC...huge SB numbers in the minors)
IF Worth (25) (Has been working at 1B, 2B, and OF)
SP1 Verlander (13)
SP2 Scherzer (14)
SP3 Fister (15) Fister has been...terrible....thus far in ST, only SP really to be bad. Not sure if he injured, or working on something or what. But if he can't turn it on and this pitching continues into the regular season, it becomes more important to keep both Smyly and Porcello
SP4 Sanchez (16)
SP5 Porcello (17) I think they ultimately keep him, and start him over Smyly...not to say this will be permanent, but the Tigers could probably get more for him at the Trade Deadline than they could now. And who knows, maybe it's finally clicked in. His ST performance thus far has suggested that it may have.
CL Rondon (18) Pitching much better of late...still think he wins the job, still think the Tigers want him to win job.
SU Dotel (19)
SU Benoit (20)
LR Coke (21)
RR Villarreal (22)
RR Alburquerque (23)
LR Smyly (24) They'll keep him up for spot starts, incase RP folds, and because he's been a pretty effective Relief Pitcher in the past
So, a guy who STARTS at Michigan State isn't way better than a back-up at Notre Dame who has failed to score in regulation in 11 of his last 16 games (and who left Michigan State because he didn't want to compete with the guy who STARTS at Michigan State)?
Forgive me while I
Perennial April Heisman contender.
Yeah, a long looping, one armed swing at curve balls 3 feet outside or in the dirt is a hitting coaches dream......
Seems to me it's either Worth or Santiago and either Berry or Kobernus. Then Kelly slides in.
Uncle Lynn said rhis morning that Berry is a longshot to make the team. I can only imagine the howling if he's not there opening day.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
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