Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ford Says Way Too Little, Way Too Late

Lets see, three games into the 2008 season, the Detroit Lions fire team president Matt Milen after seven-plus disaster years on the job.
Owner William Clay Ford says nothing.
The Lions compile an 0-16 record, the worst single season in National Football League history.
Owner William Clay Ford says nothing.
The Lions fire head coach Rod Marinelli.
Owner William Clay Ford says nothing.
Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is named Lions’ head coach.
Owner William Clay Ford says nothing.
After the Lions’ second minicamp practice of the day Wednesday, William Clay Ford meets with beat writers, who ask him a variety of questions about his flagging NFL franchise. On the afternoon of June 24, 2009 William Clay Ford finally speaks.
And basically says nothing.
Me neither.

Random Thoughts

- The Pistons have too much cap space available not to do much this off season. It isn’t going to be all about 2010. I can see them getting Ben Gordon and being involved in a sign-and-trade with the Knicks for David Lee. If the Pistons get Gordon, it would mean Richard Hamilton is on his way out of town. Would that necessarily be an upgrade?

- Still don’t like the way Magglio Ordonez never pulls the ball. I’d give him another month to start show progress, then I’d consider releasing him.

- I wouldn't even consider dealing for Matt Holliday if I were the Tigers. The numbers don’t lie. He was a creation of Coors Field. He’d really struggle at Comerica Park. And the last thing the Tigers need is another Scott Boras client.

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Blogger Barry said...

Pat I think your right with Holiday, his success is a Colorado thing. The question would be what is the asking price and how good of an outfielder is he? I think he can play LF. I am okay with it if he can play LF. We have too many outfielders that should be DHs only. So we do not need another DH. If the Rockies want one of our AAAA players or an outfielder prospect except Rameriz or Thomas, I would be fine with it. I prefer the Tigers pick up another arm to seal the deal.

9:23 AM 
Blogger Fred Brill said...


When you have more money than most third world nations, do you have to say anything?


When a guy in a suit wakes you up and serves you breakfast while he lays out your clothes for you, should you say anything?

Why bother.

When a whole southern half of a state is upset with you but you still get rich off their ticket sales, should you say anything?

Probably best not to.

It's a wise man who says nothing - especially when nothing they could say would be of any positive value.

Mr. Ford thought he had somthing to say yesterday. He must have forgotten what it was.

As for Mags - I truly believe the backlash from his native media and fans broke his spirit during the WBC. Like a depression that he can't climb out of.

Perhaps he should have said nothing.

As for my comments in yesterdays post not showing up - I simply voiced my concerns about how the Tigers will fare in the second half - when they face more of the east - and the last seventeen games terrify me. Nothing positive about that.

You helped me say nothing. I appreciate it my friend.

Great stuff happening, Pat. I'm stunned and thrilled by what our Tigers have done so far. But I feel like the eternal optimist who jumpled off the Empire State Building - on his way down he was heard to yell "So far so good!".

He probably sould have said nothing.

11:20 AM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Holliday is a good outfielder and athlete. Not the DH type. Not sure what Oakland wants in return. He turned down four years and $82 million to become a free agent. He should be motivated down the stretch. But doesn't fit the ball park.

1:31 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Fred Brill,
We'll definitely know more about the Tigers by All Star break. The season started a week later than usual this year. It isn't even half over. The Tigers have a long way to go.

1:32 PM 

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