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  1. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    06 Sep '11 13:01
    The addition of Doug Fister to the Tigers' staff is going to be the key element to propelling them to a World Series victory. They're the hottest team in the AL over the last 30 games (20-10). Their recent crushing sweep of the White Sox and their defeat of the Indians yesterday puts us in the driver's seat. Go Tigers!
  2. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    06 Sep '11 13:06
    Unlike previous years, our late season additions are paying dividends:

    Doug Fister: 4-1, 2.64 ERA
    Delmon Young: .300 AVE, 3 HRs
    Wilson Betemit: .290 AVE, 3 HRs
  3. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    06 Sep '11 13:13
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Unlike previous years, our late season additions are paying dividends:

    Doug Fister: 4-1, 2.64 ERA
    Delmon Young: .300 AVE, 3 HRs
    Wilson Betemit: .290 AVE, 3 HRs
    Now there are some reasons for the Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers to start shaking
    in their boots......
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    06 Sep '11 13:39 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Now there are some reasons for the Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers to start shaking
    in their boots......
    Scoff if you will, but you'll be sorry in the end!

    Edit: Adding Fister to the rotation is going to make us a legitimate post-season contender. We'll have Verlander, Fister and Scherzer at the top of the rotation. I'd put them up against anyone else's 1-2-3.

    Edit 2: It's interesting that the top four teams in the AL for most runs scored per game are the Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Tigers, in that order.
  5. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    06 Sep '11 13:45
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Now there are some reasons for the Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers to start shaking
    in their boots......
    In 2009, for example, we picked up Aubrey Huff and Jarrod Washburn for the stretch drive and neither payed off:

    Aubrey Huff (.189 AVE, 2 HRs)
    Jarrod Washburn (1-3, 7.88 ERA)

    As a result we fizzled and finished one game behind the Twins. This year everything is clicking and we're the hottest team in the AL.
  6. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    06 Sep '11 14:33
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Scoff if you will, but you'll be sorry in the end!

    Edit: Adding Fister to the rotation is going to make us a legitimate post-season contender. We'll have Verlander, Fister and Scherzer at the top of the rotation. I'd put them up against anyone else's 1-2-3.

    Edit 2: It's interesting that the top four teams in the AL for most runs scored per game are the Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Tigers, in that order.
    That bodes well for the worst run scoring team then...doesn't it???
  7. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    06 Sep '11 14:35
    Originally posted by rwingett
    In 2009, for example, we picked up Aubrey Huff and Jarrod Washburn for the stretch drive and neither payed off:

    Aubrey Huff (.189 AVE, 2 HRs)
    Jarrod Washburn (1-3, 7.88 ERA)

    As a result we fizzled and finished one game behind the Twins. This year everything is clicking and we're the hottest team in the AL.
    Bet you would love to have Huff now though.

    But, at least you can root for your team because they have a chance.

    The only thing we can root for here is the #1 draft pick in next year's draft.
  8. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    06 Sep '11 14:42
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Bet you would love to have Huff now though.

    But, at least you can root for your team because they have a chance.

    The only thing we can root for here is the #1 draft pick in next year's draft.
    Huff is terrible. A .241 AVE with 12 HRs? Maybe he'd find a place in the Twins roster, but not ours.
  9. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    06 Sep '11 16:42
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Huff is terrible. A .241 AVE with 12 HRs? Maybe he'd find a place in the Twins roster, but not ours.
    He would be 4th highest in HR's and 5th highest in RBI's on your ENTIRE team.
    You may want to re-think discarding him like that.
  10. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    06 Sep '11 16:55
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    He would be 4th highest in HR's and 5th highest in RBI's on your ENTIRE team.
    You may want to re-think discarding him like that.
    A mediocre, washed up first baseman? No thanks. He might edge out Morneau, but he couldn't even edge out Ryan Strieby at Toledo in our system. The Giants are going to be mighty sorry they're paying him $10 million again next year.
  11. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    07 Sep '11 02:05
    Now we've taken five in a row from our nearest division rivals, the White Sox and the Indians. And we've done it in convincing fashion. Another rout tonight, 10-1 over the Indians. Our lead is up to 8.5 games.
  12. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    07 Sep '11 03:19
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Now we've taken five in a row from our nearest division rivals, the White Sox and the Indians. And we've done it in convincing fashion. Another rout tonight, 10-1 over the Indians. Our lead is up to 8.5 games.
    Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers.
  13. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    07 Sep '11 11:56
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers.
    Here are their records in the last 30 days:

    DET 20-10
    NYY 19-11
    TEX 18-12
    BOS 16-14

    Here are some stats within the last 28 days:

    DET: .301 AVE, .353 OBP, 31 HR, 151 R......3.98 ERA
    NYY: .285 AVE, .370 OBP, 47 HR, 158 R......4.60 ERA
    TEX: .273 AVE, .336 OBP, 32 HR, 129 R......4.62 ERA
    BOS: .267 AVE, .325 OBP, 33 HR, 118 R......4.26 ERA

    I like our chances.
  14. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    07 Sep '11 16:47
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Here are their records in the last 30 days:

    DET 20-10
    NYY 19-11
    TEX 18-12
    BOS 16-14

    Here are some stats within the last 28 days:

    DET: .301 AVE, .353 OBP, 31 HR, 151 R......3.98 ERA
    NYY: .285 AVE, .370 OBP, 47 HR, 158 R......4.60 ERA
    TEX: .273 AVE, .336 OBP, 32 HR, 129 R......4.62 ERA
    BOS: .267 AVE, .325 OBP, 33 HR, 118 R......4.26 ERA

    I like our chances.
    Forget all those stats....get to the key stats:

    Show me the stats between those 4 teams while playing each other.
    THAT is where the truth is.
  15. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    07 Sep '11 21:14
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Forget all those stats....get to the key stats:

    Show me the stats between those 4 teams while playing each other.
    THAT is where the truth is.
    6-3 against Texas
    4-3 against New York
    1-5 against Boston
    11-11 total

    The games against New York and Boston, though, were all before we became the invincible super-team we are now. We just got done beating Cleveland 8-6 to complete the sweep of them. A grand slam for Martinez and Verlander got his 22nd win. That's sweeps against both Chicago and Cleveland to put us way out in front. During those six games we outscored our opponents 57 to 20.