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Who is likely to reach the World Series First?

Postby kev921 » Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:13 pm

Royals or the Tigers?
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Postby GEBaseball3 » Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:03 pm

sad to say but the tigers, they are willing to spend money to get better
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Postby prodpaul » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:47 am

I'm not sure either will.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:14 pm

Dave Dombrowski and Illitch have really turned things around nicely for the Tigers:

New stadiums for both Lions and Tigers next door to each other with new casinos, restaurants, bars, and shops to bring people in.

New committment to our farm and scouting systems. Our farm is still bottom 3rd, but it isnt nearly as barren as it was 5 years ago. We deffinitely have high grade talent in our young pitchers - also the new scouting complex in the DR could bring some nice dividends.

With Illitch having to spend less for the Red Wings this yr and probably in the future, he is able to revert some of that to the Tigers. The scary thing is that we really havent increased our payroll that much - its just terrible contracts like Damion Easley's comming off the books have allowed the new FA signings. Next yr Bobby Higginson's $8.5per yr should help land us another top FA as well.

DD has made it his career to turn organizations into championship calibur places. What he's done with this team through trades, FA signings, and placing the right people where they need to be is nothing short of remarkable. Every Tiger fan understands he is one of the main reasons for the direction this team is headed and you will rarely here someone say a negative word against him either in the papers or chat rooms.

Its a good time to be a Tiger fan.
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Postby prodpaul » Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:36 am

Careful Cornbread. You may be right but what you are feeling is exactly what we were feeling one year ago. Then from the day after opening day on Ker Plat!

All the hype all the excitement gone and now our team is basically rebuilding AGAIN! <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>
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Postby kev921 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:07 am

Cornbread, Hope is such a good thing. However, It can also smack you right in the face. Royals fans have lost count at how many times we've begun the "rebuilding process".
Things are looking up for the Tigers at this time, but a few injuries or a few misfits in the clubhouse can ruin things that look unbeatable. As a Royals fan, Last year at this time, we were riding high thinking that most of the new acquisitions were going to carry us to the top of the AL Central.
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