Sunday, July 10, 2011

What the Tigers need in order to win AL Central

My column in Monday's Oakland Press:



Blogger Barry said...

Pat, I agree they need a starter but not a #5 starter. They need another Ace. Cannot find an Ace then go after Reyes and move JP over to 3B. Tigers do not have a lot of good prospects but the prospects they have are somewhat legit. Why are they taking their time with Turner? He should be pitching AAA and get ready for a September call-up.

9:01 PM 
Blogger Fred Brill said...

Good column Book,

Lets hope something does happen before end of the month. But you're bang on right about the disperity between our elite and our not-so-elite.

It's amazing how much the face of this team has changed since 2006 yet they still look the same - except for second base.

I don't really think that there's another ace out on the market right now. So I will be happy with any improvement made in the starting rotation, and maybe Scherzer and Porcello are picking up thier game a bit.

12:13 AM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

The Astros have scouted the Tigers extensively, so I presume there might be a possibility there with either Wandy Rodiguez or Brett Myers. But both are major risk because of their contracts, which are expensive and long-term.

9:08 AM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Fred Brill,
I keep thinking about the lift the Twins got in 2009 when they acquired Pavano. His ERA with the Indians was over 5.00 at that time.

9:09 AM 

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