Detroits improvement, touche
, good argument.
TheYanks04 wrote: Except Detroit is a LOT better team than they were 2 years ago. And just about any SP is a decent bet against KC and that lineup they are going to present. So I think Francis in spot duty work on the road is a more viable option.
Their offense was much better last year 2004, than 2003. I agree with the implied assessment that 2005 will be a much better offense and team than 2004 as well. However I think Contreras is a pitcher affected strongly bye confidence and emotion. He has the Tiger's number maybe. He was at his better form of each of the past two season's pitching against them.
Finally haveing his personal life, ala family situation settled to his desire, could be a positive sign also.
"Son we would like to keep you around here but were trying to win a pennant this year."