Motor City Sonics Posted October 6, 2022 Share Posted October 6, 2022 My memory of following Detroit sports goes back to about 1975 and the 2022 Detroit Tigers are, easily, the most disappointing team that I can remember. We've had worse seasons, no doubt, but this season was................painful. There seemed to be a Bad Karma bomb that went off around this team. Unbelievable Amount of Pitching Lost to Injury. I've never seen an equal to it We used 30 pitchers this year. Yikes. A team that was shut out, what, 20 times? More? I lost count. Several experienced major league players having their career-worst seasons all at the same time. Sorry, I'm not blaming the ball. I can't see Scott Coolbaugh returning, but who knows? A big free agent shortstop who only decided to hit when the team was completely out of it and was the worst defensive shortstop in baseball. In fact, all of the big name shortstops that were available had very disappointing seasons. The Texas Tandem has on OBP of under .310 and neither broke the 100 RBI barrier. Trevor Story ad an OPS of .737. Carlos Correa was the best of them, but was that a $35 million season? It seemed like when Riley Greene fouled a ball off his foot it felt like an omen...............because it was Almost nothing went right this year. The highlight.......... Miggy got his 3,000th hit Al Avila finally got canned. As far as some players looking better in September............I really don't care. It doesn't matter. That's like Tony Clark, Damian Easley all over again. Second Half warriors don't mean anything when you're 25 games out when they finally get hot. This year was so bad that I really feel like nobody deserves to come back, including AJ and his staff. I don't think Scott Harris leaves home to come here without total control. I think it should be a total cleansing here. I think we'll see far more moves in the operations side than in player personnel. I don't know how much you can move with the players. Gotta have more to make forward moves. I think we'll see massive organizational changes. If AJ does not receive a great offer elsewhere, he will be back. I'm kind of indifferent to that at this point. I think you'll see changes at Comerica Park too. I think the outfield walls will be coming in a bit, especially in Right Center field. I don't know if they can get that approved by 2023, but for sure by 2024. Scott Harris has quite a job ahead of him. I think that means at least 3 more years of the R word. I just hope they can fix Spence, Let RK marinate in the minors, where he belongs, not lose all 3 of their 3 young arms in 2023 (I have my doubts) and I certainly hope we don't build Riley Greene into something he's not -- a superstar. It would be great if he could be a Curtis Granderson, but he's probably closer to an Austin Jackson...........nothing wrong with that, but if we build him into sainthood and he hits .277 with 15 home runs, are we going to tear him down? The Lions also disappointing some and the Wings and Pistons not being ready yet it looks like another playoff free calendar year for Suck City. 1984 - 2013 we always had a championship-level team around here, why do we have to pay such a steep price for that now. What did we do to deserve this? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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