Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Prince Fielder Protection Myth

I keep seeing the same thing written over and over about Prince Fielder since he was shipped off to The Lone Star State. “He provided so much protection for Miggy! How will this affect Cabrera? Doom! Doom, I tell you!”

/jumps out window

In fact, two of my least favorite Detroit sportswriters have made the same claim in their recent articles written in the aftermath of the Fielder/Kinsler trade. Here, let them tell you.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Kirk Gibson is a Nutjob



My first favorite baseball player was Kirk Gibson. Young Rogo worshipped the guy. And to this day, he remains in my five favorite players ever in some sort of mish-mash with Alan Trammell, Bobby Higginson, Magglio Ordonez, and Miguel Cabrera.

But the guy is insane.

Over at azcentral.com, they have an article up with several quotes from Gibby on how he thinks the Diamondbacks are shaping up to be a championship team. Again, I love Gibson, but he may be certifiably crazy.

Here are some highlights:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

"Tigers Live" Looks at the Ausmus Hire and Fielder Trade



JOHN KEATING: Greetings, everyone, from chilly Detroit in this special winter edition of Tigers Live! I’m John Keating and while the weather may be frigid, the offseason dealings of the Detroit Tigers have been RED HOT! With the addition of Brad Ausmus as the new manager, some new coaches, and the BLOCKBUSTER deal sending Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler, you could say Christmas has come early to the fans of Detroit. Or more accurately, in the cases of Ausmus and Kinsler, perhaps a Happy Hanukkah?

(makes that annoying, creepy Keating face he does after cracking a bad joke)

KEATING: We’ll be discussing both of these big moves and what they mean for the club on this edition of Tigers Live and WHO BETTER to offer his expert opinions than our own jolly elf himself, Mister Craig Monroe.