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25 minutes ago, mtutiger said:

Definitely the 'glass half full' view of where the team finds itself atm

If the 2022 Tigers trade for a Max Scherzer level ace this off season I predict they are in the playoffs by 2025

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Getting Austin Jackson in that trade as well can't be understated. He put up 16 WAR in 4 seasons for us at a low price, the money we saved with him vs. Granderson allowed us to get somebody like Victor. 

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57 minutes ago, RandyMarsh said:

Getting Austin Jackson in that trade as well can't be understated. He put up 16 WAR in 4 seasons for us at a low price, the money we saved with him vs. Granderson allowed us to get somebody like Victor. 

I believe if Austin hadn't messed up his legs he would have had an all-star career. He was never the same player on either side of the ball after the hamstring injury.

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13 minutes ago, RandyMarsh said:

Tigers lineup 9 HRs total. Yordan Alaverez has 8 himself.  Not a fair fight!

No individual Tiger has more than a single stolen base according to MLB. Ugly.

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3 minutes ago, gehringer_2 said:

I believe if Austin hadn't messed up his legs he would have had an all-star career. He was never the same player on either side of the ball after the hamstring injury.

I was too young to really appreciate somebody like Chet so perhaps he was better but for me those first 2 years Austin was here were was the best CF defense I have ever seen from a Tiger and among the best I have ever seen period. The amount of ground he could cover was unreal! 

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2 minutes ago, RandyMarsh said:

I was too young to really appreciate somebody like Chet so perhaps he was better but for me those first 2 years Austin was here were was the best CF defense I have ever seen from a Tiger and among the best I have ever seen period. The amount of ground he could cover was unreal! 

To add to this, there was about a 10 year stretch where I probably watched more Braves games on TBS than I did Tigers games so I watched a ton of Andruw Jones and I think him at his prime was the best defensive CFer I ever seen but outside of him I don't know if I personally have seen anybody better than Jackson was those first couple years here. 

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28 minutes ago, gehringer_2 said:

g.o.t..t.o..d.o.u.b.l.e..d.o.w.n.

I suppose the thought process is to keep Baddoo out of the lineup against the lefty. But FFS, it's not like Willi is that much better an option at the plate, let alone field 

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2 hours ago, RandyMarsh said:

I was too young to really appreciate somebody like Chet so perhaps he was better but for me those first 2 years Austin was here were was the best CF defense I have ever seen from a Tiger and among the best I have ever seen period. The amount of ground he could cover was unreal! 

Chet didn't have top shelf blazing speed, but he was really sound in all phases. A bit like Mickey Stanley in that regard but Mickey was even less flashy. Stanley never looked like he was working at it, he just somehow caught everything.

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1 minute ago, BBFCFM said:

What happened to Austin Jackson injury wise that he was never the same player again?

Hamstring problems mostly IIRC. Lost his leg drive. His 'explosion' as they would term it today in football.

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