pat189 wrote:How silly does Detroit look right now? They badly need pitching and their young arm they traded away is having a great year. It's early, but a lot of people around here were pretty high on Jurrjens.
Are Tiger fans pissed right now?
A little baffled by how bad the pitching has been, but not the least bit pissed...
Even if Jair (or Miller) was on our roster, he'd simply be taking the place of Galaraga. They certainly weren't going to demote any of the four above him (Verlander, Bonderman, Rogers, or Robertson). He was never going to be higher than our #5 going into this year. Bringing in Willis later just confirmed that.
Considering that we got Renteria in the deal, I'm still quite happy.... Although it hasn't worked out on the field yet, on paper I think this deal was a huge plus for the Tigers.
Pissed at the rest of the pitching staff? Yes.
Pissed at Dombrowski for the moves? Hell no... he gave Leyland a top three AL team on paper. What they've done with it has certainly been disappointing though.
With Porcello in the wings for a September callup (and next year), and Rogers probably on his way out, I'm confident that Dombrowski will be looking for a free agent #1 or #2 this coming off season, regardless of this year's outcome.