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So the Tigers are actually kicking the AL Central's ass this year, it's the other 25 teams that are giving them problems.

 

vs. AL Central: 27-17 (.614)

vs. everyone else: 20-31 (.392)

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QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Jul 24, 2015 -> 09:34 AM)
So the Tigers are actually kicking the AL Central's ass this year, it's the other 25 teams that are giving them problems.

 

vs. AL Central: 27-17 (.614)

vs. everyone else: 20-31 (.392)

 

I think they'll stand pat with Price.

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FWIW, Yordano's FIP before being demoted was essentially the same as last year (which was good), suggesting there was probably a large luck factor in his failures this year. Inherited runners scoring in particular played a huge role in his ERA being high.

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Brad Ausmus is having a horrible season as the Tigers manager. They lost another close game tonight, as he pitched to Bogaerts with an open base in extra innings. With the Twins destroying the Yankees, it seems even more likely that Price gets dealt in the next week.

 

Doing more research on it, Bogaerts is great vs LHP and with RISP. Meanwhile, Sandoval has an OPS of .411 against LHP. Tigers fans are calling for Ausmus to be fired.

Edited by fathom

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What would the Tigers have to do between now and the Trade Deadline to stand pat? If they win all their games until then do they stay the course?

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Alex Rodriguez is still a Twins assassin.

Hit 3 home runs tonight including one of the longest hits If ever seen, went to the 3rd deck in left center field.

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QUOTE (Benchwarmerjim @ Jul 25, 2015 -> 10:06 PM)
Alex Rodriguez is still a Twins assassin.

Hit 3 home runs tonight including one of the longest hits If ever seen, went to the 3rd deck in left center field.

 

Awesome, I am rooting for A Rod all the way

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QUOTE (pettie4sox @ Jul 25, 2015 -> 10:15 PM)
KC and their soft hits man. They have been magicians with that BABIP luck.

 

 

Make enough contact, you make your own luck.

 

The White Sox and Royals have about the same walk rates, neither team is filled with power hitters (Morales is the closest, and he's more of a line drive hitter whose balls carry out of the park)...but they have enough speed on the basepaths and the contact hitters in the line-up to make it work.

 

 

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Let's go Tigers. If they win tonight I say they don't sell. I'd rather they not get good young players while also driving down Samardzija's trade value.

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Alejandro Zúñiga ‏@ByAZuniga 32m32 minutes ago

 

The #Tigers started the season by winning nine of their first 10 games. Since then, they’re 10 games under .500 (39-49).

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jul 27, 2015 -> 01:58 PM)
Alejandro Zúñiga ‏@ByAZuniga 32m32 minutes ago

 

The #Tigers started the season by winning nine of their first 10 games. Since then, they're 10 games under .500 (39-49).

 

Over to the far right, here are the records of AL teams the last 11 weeks. The Red Sox and Tigers have been terrible.

 

http://www.baseball-reference.com/games/st...date=2015-05-10

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Not that I expected the Twins to be in the playoffs this year to begin with, but they are in free fall post-All Star break and lost the Wild Card slot.

 

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QUOTE (Benchwarmerjim @ Aug 6, 2015 -> 06:05 AM)
Not that I expected the Twins to be in the playoffs this year to begin with, but they are in free fall post-All Star break and lost the Wild Card slot.

 

It has at least been a fun season for you guys. It has been agonizing to watch the Sox for 95% of their games.

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QUOTE (Benchwarmerjim @ Aug 6, 2015 -> 06:05 AM)
Not that I expected the Twins to be in the playoffs this year to begin with, but they are in free fall post-All Star break and lost the Wild Card slot.

 

Pretty awful timing to have a 4 game series north of the border.

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The Twins are sporting a 9 (!!!!!!) man bullpen right now and still used a position player to pitch in last night's blow out. Where is the "tirefire" emoticon?

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The White Sox season has been maddening and will continue to be maddening (I fully expect the Angels to get revenge on us with a sweep and we'll lose all six or five of the six remaining with KC) but tonight's Royals game again shows how weird baseball is.

 

They are 20 some games over .500 and rolling along but look at the things their fans have to worry about ... Davis and Holland both sucked tonight. Holland has been human this year; very good to great, but human. How will that bullpen fare in the postseason?

Next ... Rios remains Rios. Can Rios the loafer actually reach a World Series? And their starting rotation. Hmmm, on paper in a 7-game playoff series. They got some pretty implodable arms. Duffy? Excellent against the Sox but has struggled some. Guthrie? Lights out against the Sox but sucks. Ventura? Excellent last postseason but will he suck this postseason? Are Cueto and Volquez enough to ride all the way through? My guess is they will go on a postseason roll and Duffy and Ventura will excel in the postseason to go with the 2 studs, but even at 23 over .500 I guarantee you the talk shows will be all worried on Friday about KC's postseason chances.

 

p.s. any of you who are still optimistic about Sox getting over .500 at some point, remember Angels to gain revenge next road trip and KC is still out there to mop us up six more times.

Edited by greg775

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The Royals blew a 9th inning lead last night. They had been 60-0 this year when leading in the 9th and 139-1 over the last two seasons.

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QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Aug 14, 2015 -> 09:02 AM)
The Royals blew a 9th inning lead last night. They had been 60-0 this year when leading in the 9th and 139-1 over the last two seasons.

 

They also lost back-to-back games while leading after the 7th inning, first time in 111 games. That was the 3rd longest streak in baseball history.

 

https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/631940823660163072

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Divisional Play

 

Round One (April 6 - May 10)

Det 16-9

KC 15-10

Min 13-12

Chi 10-14

Cle 7-16

 

Round Two (May 11 - August 30)

KC 17-9

Det 14-11

Min 13-13

Cle 11-15

Chi 10-17

 

Total so far:

KC 32-19

Det 30-20

Min 26-25

Chi 20-31

Cle 18-31

 

Tigers have really sucked outside the division.

 

Sox need better players, that can beat these teams.

Edited by flavum

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Randy Wolf will start for the Tigers tomorrow.

 

He'll be the 15th player from this season that also played in the 1900's.

 

Including the suspended Arod, there were 27 last year.

 

They're dying off.

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QUOTE (flavum @ Aug 21, 2015 -> 10:37 AM)
Randy Wolf will start for the Tigers tomorrow.

 

He'll be the 15th player from this season that also played in the 1900's.

 

Including the suspended Arod, there were 27 last year.

 

They're dying off.

 

Hawkins done after this year. Nathan done. Tim Hudson done? Torii Hunter done ?

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Miguel Sano looks like a beast to deal with for the Sox for years to come

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The bigger questions now for the Twins are whether Buxton fulfills his promise, and what they have exactly in Berrios.

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QUOTE (Benchwarmerjim @ Aug 21, 2015 -> 08:36 PM)
Hawkins done after this year. Nathan done. Tim Hudson done? Torii Hunter done ?

 

Bruce Chen, AJ Burnett....eh, what the heck, here are the 15 left...

 

1994-Alex Rodriguez

1995-Latroy Hawkins

1997-Bartolo Colon, Torii Hunter, David Ortiz

1998-Adrian Beltre, Carlos Beltran, Bruce Chen, AJ Pierzynski, Aramis Ramirez

1999-AJ Burnett, Buddy Carlyle, Tim Hudson, Joe Nathan, Randy Wolf

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