Monday, August 09, 2010

On Delmas, Levy, Tiger, Edmonds and the Red Wings...

The best news from the Lions' training camp so far is that safety Louis Delmas is back on the practice field. Both he and middle linebacker DeAndre Levy missing considerable practice time has been disconcerting. The Lions are counting on these two players so much this season, and they are only second-year players. They can hardly afford to miss work.
- 18 over par? Tiger Woods is totally confused. But it doesn't mean his career is over. I still believe he will win at least five more major championships and break Jack Nicklaus' record. It will just take more time, that's all.
- Jim Edmonds was a really good pick up for the Reds. He can still play. He would have helped the Tigers, too. If only Dave Dombrowski had reacted quicker following Magglio Ordonez's injury...
- When you see how quickly the Blackhawks have had to breakdown their Stanley Cup-winning team from last spring, it only makes you appreciate more how well the Red Wings have adjusted to the NHL's salary cap era.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


I agree with your comment about Jim Edmonds. The Tigers def were a day late and a dollar short as far as making a move goes. I commented on your blog back in April/May after the Tigers played the Angels. I noted that both teams were very similar in the fact that they both lacked depth on their rosters so the results of both of their seasons are not too shocking to me. Also, I noted back this winter that both Rick Ankiel and Andruw Jones would be great adds to this team. Both guys are making are under $2 mill this year and Ankiel was picked up by the competing Braves at the trade deadline and Jones has been a pretty good guy off the bench for the Sox. The best teams every year always have guys that come off the bench who can play. Just look at the Tigers, they have have zero depth on the bench to step in and play when needed and they certainly don't have the type of guy who can step in and pinch hit in a clutch situation. It's disappointing to see an unsucessful season but at the same time how can anyone be shocked when you have a roster with such little depth.

Lil Rob

12:10 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Lil Rob,
I agree about a degree of veteran depth. You need balance. I think this off season, the Tigers will be able to reshuffle their deck to create that balance. And they should have done more in that regard when they were in contention in late July.

12:45 PM 

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