Category: Dailies

He’s Baaaaaack…

The Tigers just traded Pudge Rodriguez to the Yankees for my former bodyguard, Kyle Farnsworth.  Yes!



Coming out of retirement

The dreadful beginning to the Tigers’ season has brought me out of retirement.  I am no longer eligible for the mlblog hall of fame, but that’s ok.

First of all, I would like to reiterate a fact that I believe to be true: Money does not buy a winning team.  I have known this for years.  If I were to build my perfect team today, it would be filled with guys you probably haven’t heard of.  And they would be great.  On the other hand, I am working on a Master’s degree in Sports Administration so I know that the big money guys are the ones that fill the seats.  Would you rather go see a Marlins team full of rookies or a 200 million-dollar Yankee team full of all-stars?  Personally, I’d rather see the Marlins because rookies do great things and nobody notices.  It’s like being in on a secret.

I’ve never really liked Dontrelle Willis.  Like many others before him, he brings alot of hype.  I don’t believe that he is an American League pitcher.  When I first heard that the Tigers traded for him, I thought it was a mistake because I’ve seen nothing but regression in his career.  He could prove me wrong, but I don’t see him winning more than 10 games this year.

Furthermore, I think it was stupid to give up all of our minor league talent.  Now we’re back to where we were in the 90s, a team lacking talent in the farm system.  Why put so much time and effort into developing these top notch prospects, and then just deal them away?  I don’t think it’s worth it.  You’re paying a ton of money hoping for a short-term gain but not thinking about what will happen in the future.  This team is trying way too hard to capitalize on the success of 2006, and I think deep down they know that the magic cannot be recreated by simply buying fancy new talent.

Hey, I could be wrong about all of this, but it’s not too likely.  Last year, I knew that the Indians would do well, and they did.  Nobody gives me credit for what I know.  I’m a woman, afterall.

It’s only Wright

A quick recap:-Kenny Rogers is making a start tonight in Toledo as part of his rehabilitation. I have no idea how it will play out when he returns because The Durbinator has been doing a heck of a job.
-Joel Zumaya is warming the bench and may not be back until next season. I’m sure gonna miss seeing those hardcore tattoos.
-Rodney is definitely earning that cool million. NOT.
-Brandon Inge may break my 7th grade CYO softball record for strikeouts in a single season.
-Bobby Seay is still the man. Justin Verlander, however, is not.
-I bet on the Indians to go to the World Series and I’m sticking to it.

On Friday at the game against the Mets, I caught a moment on film. Here it is: