Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tigers have right idea in getting Peralta

Jhonny Peralta is not a great player, but he is a major league regular.
And he is better than the Tigers have been putting on the field in most cases, and will give them a better chance to win some games and remain in contention.
He does have 43 RBI this season and has played in pressure games before. Don't forget how good the Indians were in 2007. And the Tigers didn't give up much to acquire him. But the Tigers still, in my opinion, need to make another move for an outfielder. They need another outfield/DH bat. Doesn't look like Brennan Boesch is going to come out of this tailspin any time soon.



Blogger Rick Heitmeyer said...

You know, my dad kept saying, "I hope the Tigers don't mess with Bosch because they always find a way to screw players up." Well, now that they have BB taking so many first pitches, they've clearly messed with him. I sure hope he comes out of it because he seems to be solid.

7:10 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...


What do you think about the Tig's adding a guy like Chone Figgins from the Mariners? His stats aren't that good for the year, but the guy can run and he can play multiple positions (2B, 3B and OF).

Lil Rob

11:49 AM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Rick Heitmeyer,
I don't think it was the Tigers messing with Boesch as much as opposing pitchers. When they sense a weaknesses they are like sharks after blood in the water. They have figured him on first pitches. He hasn't adjusted back.

12:51 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

lil rob,
I think Figgins is a terrific player, but am not sure about his contract status and I would suspect he'd take a top prospect to acquire.

12:52 PM 
Anonymous Michael C said...

Yeah, I liked this move quite a bit. So long as they aren't giving up major pieces for a rental.

Boesch needs to be moved way down the lineup or maybe get a stint at AAA to get his confidence back. He's crumbling under the pressure of the slump right now and killing us.

2:59 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly right, Cuputo, the opposing teams will find weaknesses in rookies, and sometimes it takes time, actually a good indication for Boesch.

Boesch is a major league keeper. Sure, he's struggling but it's expected.

He can just pound the ball. And opposing teams are concerned that is a good sign.

Don't worry about Boesch, this guy will be a critical asset to the Tigers in the future.

It takes time. The kid will learn and fast.

Maybe a future all-star.

6:25 PM 

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