Monday, November 05, 2012

Re-signing Anibal Sanchez would help the Tigers, but at what cost?

Anibal Sanchez: 11 starts don't make a great pitcher


Blogger Fred Brill said...

You make a compelling argument, Pat but I keep going back to what I know about Rick Porcello rather than what I hope for from Anibal Sanchez.

I know that Porcello - as young as he is - has come up on the short end of expectations more often than not.

I see Porcello as a Jeremy Bondermam waiting to be arrive only to dissapoint. At least here in the D - perhaps - hell most likely - not in other locations.

That's not to say that I think Sanchez is the answer to our problems (problems? - yes ... problems - we got swept by San Fran and the Panda Man .. remember?)

Rick's a good kid. I wish him well. He did some good - but he holds this rotation back - and he derserves a chance to go where he can really produce - as long as it aint Chicago or the the Central that he does it in.

As long as we're on the subject - pitching AINT our point of contention - it's everything else.

Bye Rick - thanks for being part of a package with Boesch and maybe Berry - but the D aint the place you're meant to be.

1:28 AM 
Blogger Barry said...

Signing Anibal does come down to price like you say. They need to sign a pitcher,if not Anaibal,then they could take a chance and sign S Marcum to provide depth. With Max and Doug going on the DL last year, they need the depth. If they don't sign Sanchez then I think they will sign an OF long term because they are running out of parts to trade. Getting an outfielder allows them to trade high profile prospects in Garcia or Castellanos for a Garza or Shields near the trading deadline. Therefore, if we do a trade and since we don't any prospects that MLB ready then Nick or Garcia will be gone.

1:46 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sanchez at $10-15 million? Are you kidding us? That is ludicrous, almost funny for you guys in Windsor.

So Porcello at $3.1 M wins 11 games and Sanchez wins 12?

There is NO WAY, if I'm Mr.I do I pay that, period, done.

5:53 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Fred Brill,
A lot of people agree fully with you about Rick Porcello. While I disagree with that notion, and do believe his future will be better than his past, I can see your point. All he has to do is develop a better breaking ball and have more consistency with his two-seam (sinking) fastball. But that is a big "if." Sometimes it doesn't happen for those who show promise at a young age.

2:04 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

True enough. There are other pitchers on the free agent market. The Tigers need starting pitching depth in cases something happens, otherwise it is overkill in one area while letting more pressing needs go.

2:06 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

It wouldn't surprise me if that's the way it turns out. I kind of expect it that way. But my guys in Windsor have been right many times before when I was wrong.

2:07 PM 

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