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2018 AL CENTRAL DISCUSSION

Discussion in 'MLB Baseball Forum' started by Voltaire26, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Iffster

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    Tigers have fired pitching coach Chris Bosio for ''insensitive comments'' directed at other employees. It is believed he merely stated that current White House policies will cut off the steady supply of good pitching arms from Mexico...and that he can't be expected to develop a solid pitching staff with only two "Mexican" pitchers on it!
    Bosio will be separated from his family and held in a detention center in Hamtramck.
     



  2. Iffster

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    RJ Anderson will move from bullpen coach to pitching coach for Detroit. He hopes to bring up to minor league pitchers to work out of the pen, Mohammad Ali Abed and Suphi Bereket, in a clear change of direction of the Detroit/Dearborn Tigers
     
  3. Wamu

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    Trump wants to deport Lindor because he thinks he's Mexican.
     
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    Twins season:

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    At least Gardy gets his boy Ricky Anderson back in charge.

    Remember "pitch to contact"? Andy invented that phrase and lived his coaching career off of it.
     
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    Why did Tigers fire their pitching coach?
     
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    He said something to a team employee. It had to have been either racist or sexist, because they aren't going to can a guy that fast on a whim.
     
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    It hasn't been revealed what he said, only that he broke a zero tolerance team policy. Probably racist or sexual harassment, as you say.
     
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    Kluber's one nagging stat seems to be HR allowed. As good as he's been, he's on pace to give up 30+ home runs. Might be because he's always around the plate -- ridiculously low walk rate of 1.03.
     
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    I think the Tigers should be able to be well settled in the bottom five MLB teams by the end of their series with Boston on July 22. With the trading deadline scrapping off any semblance of talent they might have...the team will have all of August and September to move as close to the 2019 #1 draft pick as they can. Getting to the bottom will not be easy...MLB has managed to collected several totally worthless ballclubs that are just as bad as the Tigers, and maybe worse. 2019:#3 Pick or Bust

    Maybe a 'pep talk' by Jimbo in September would help Detroit lose a lot of their final games of the season...ala the Wolverines.
     
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    home runs have never been an issue up until this year (career 0.9 HR/9). 1.3 HR/9 really isn't that high (league average is 1.14 and it was 1.26 last year).
     
  12. Voltaire26

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    One run homers don't usually hurt too much ... three run HR's are a bitch!!

    Denny McLain had 31 HRs in 1968 ... He also won 31 games and had a 1.96 ERA. Denny also out assholed Kluber by a mile ...
     
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    I think Denny out-assholed everyone this side of Ty Cobb by a mile.
     
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    I really like that Tiger used from that year of my b'day!
     
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    Cobb was good for 24 years ... Denny McLain 3 years ...
     
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    Sounds like Bosio was ranting about a pitcher and then said about a bat boy clearing towels (who is African-American): "Like this monkey over here".

    Sources: Chris Bosio was fired for directing a racial slur...

    You can't say that Chris, you just can't. Your career is over.
     
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    First off, that kid is gonna grow up to be a Yuge bitch.


    Second off, Bosio took fuckin forever to get to the mound. Annoyed the hell outta me.
     
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    Well, Denny made at least 40 starts that year and pitched something like 330 innings, so...
     
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    I think doug predicted that Kluber's back would eventually give out after all those years of carrying Verlander's jock
     
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    Gardenhire is finally going to have to come to grips with the fact that his team IS as bad as everyone predicted.

    I see you Hicks! Worst AB on Saturday that I have seen in a long time. Seven pitches....all outside...all not even near the plate. The catcher was setting up two feet outside. You guessed it. Hicks went down swinging.(Jays had a base open...they were willing to walk him to face the weak hitting Greiner. Hicks couldn't figure it out.)
    11 straight defeats. Put on your helmets White Sox and Royals....incoming!!!!