Friday, July 30, 2010

Why there is no interest in Jermaine Dye

Jermaine Dye was an outstanding player, but it's not a coincidence the Tigers and other teams have shown no interest in signing him.
In 212 at bats the second half of last season, he hit .179 with six home runs and 26 RBI. His slugging percentage was .297. For an idea of how bad that is, it's considerably lower than the career slugging percentages of Nook Logan (.318), Jim Price (.341) and Jeff Larish (.394).
In 212 at bats this season, much-maligned Tigers' catcher Gerald Laird has hit .182 with three home runs and 16 RBI.
Also, Dye is 36 years old and hasn't played baseball this season.

My latest column in The Oakland Press: Too little, too late for Tigers



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dye is a Tiger killer...he always kills us!! I would love to have him here!!

2:07 AM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

I'd agree - if this were 2005.

2:32 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dye can't be any worse, and probably way better than what is out on the field right now. They have decided to con the fans and appear to be interested in saving the season, when in reality, they are tanking..They should say so and let us save our time and money!!

Then it is time to get a GM in here that knows what the hell he is doing.

9:01 AM 
Blogger Glen J Stroup (WiredTiger) said...

Totally right on Dye. There's a reason he's still out there.

10:34 AM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

No he's not. Not this point. He is very likely worse.

10:40 AM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Glen J Stroup (wired tiger),
It's not just about the money, but ability. His tailed off. I could see the Tigers signing him - in May or something. So he could ready to play, but at this stage? That would be crazy.

10:42 AM 

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