2007 Tigers season in review

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  1. mikhail1973

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    Here's an interesting look at the possibility of Bonds playing in D-town next season:
    STEVE PHILLIPS: On making Zumaya the closer and bringing Bonds to Tigers
     
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    Bonds just doesn't fit with Detroit's current team. Sheffield's days in the outfield are over. There simply isn't room for two high-priced designated hitters on one team.
     
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    Power vs Slap
    Power is to wreckless and leads to strikeouts and short innings.
    Slappys make the pitchers work harder but usually need to run the bases better.
    Clutch hitting makes both types of hitters champions.
     
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    What's wrong? Not up for a $20 million platoon system at DH: Bonds plays against righties and Shef against lefties? :)
     
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    Sounds good to me. I'm not sure if Sheff, Bonds, or Ilitch would go along with it, though...
     
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    Well, it's official. Leyland and Dombrowski met with Casey today and told him he was gone.

    Tigers tell Casey he won't be back in 2008
     
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    Too bad, I liked Casey.
     
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    bad move I think.
    Maybe they're looking for something big....
     
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    Casey hit only 4 HR in 143 games this year. He is arguably the slowest guy in the major leagues. He is an incredibly nice guy, but the Tigers need production. I wish him luck.
     
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    Definitely a bench player these days. I know Thee likes his contact and so do I but playing at Comerica, we need speed. That's why Maybin will get a lot of time next season.
     
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    I wouldn't call him a bench player. He's a guy who'll hit .300 and play all-star type first base. I'm sure there's a team out there that could use him.
     
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    Tigers milestones for 2007:

    Ordonez - BA .363 - AL batting champion
    Polanco - 200 hits, also first ever second baseman to play entire season without committing an error
    Granderson - .302 batting average in his 2nd full season
    Guillen - 21hr and 102 rbi - both career high
    Mike Rabelo hit his first career homer in the last game
     
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    I see from yesterday's box score that Leyland lead-off Palanco and batted Granderson 3rd.

    Hopefully, that's a precursor of the Tiger's line-up next year.
     
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    Polanco could lead off, but he is such a great #2 hitter. He can bunt, move the runner over, hit-and-run, etc. The Tigers definitely need a leadoff hitter with speed and high obp. Grandy needs to cut down the strikeouts.
     
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    Funny, but Polanco struggled with bunting the runners over at times. But he's one of the best #2 hitters in the league. He's not the best leading off because he generally doesn't take many pitches and doesn't draw many walks. Granderson strikes out too much for a leadoff man and he has enough power to be more productive somewhere down in the lineup.
     
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    Tiger fans were not the only baseball fans to suffer through a season of hopes and failure. The Yankees were the only team from last years final eight to get back to the post season play and will probably win it all to offset the Mets major collapse. So in the end, New Yorkers still have something to cheer about and instead of Joe Torre almost losing his job in May, it might be Willie Randolph in October. As Alannis Morisette would say: "Isn't it Ironic"

    To put the season in perspective with how certain teams were primed for a playoff run, lets go back to July 19th, 2007. That was when our own Detroit Tigers set atop the major leagues with the best overall record of 57-36 and had just finished off a 4 game sweep of the Twins.

    They talk about how the Mets blew a 7 game lead with 17 games to go over a 2.5 week period, but the six weeks that followed the Tigers sitting on top of the world were the most painful for the loyal Tiger fans. How could the best team in baseball in 2006 and the first part of 2007 suddenly just fall apart in both the offense and the pitching?? That will be pondered all winter, but as I indicated, the Tigers and Mets were not the only city to have to have a Jeckyl and Hyde first and second season. Look at the collapse of the national league teams

    Look at the teams that had the best records on 7/19 and look how many are sitting at home this post season.
    ESPN - MLB Standings, Pro Baseball Standings, Major League Baseball Standings and Team Records

    American League
    *Tigers... 57-36... out of the playoffs
    *Angels.. 56-38.... in
    *Red Sox.56-39.... in
    Indians... 56-39.... in
    Mariners.. 53-39... out
    Yankees...49-45... in

    National league
    *Brewers 54-41.. out
    *Padres.. 53-41.. out
    Dodgers.. 54-42.. out
    *Mets ....53-42... out
    Cubs ......50-44... in
    Braves ....51-45.. out
    D-backs.. 50-45... in
    Phillies.... 47-48... in
    Rockies... 48-47... in
    *division leaders at the time.
     
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    Tigers fell hardest.
    Mets are in shame.
     

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