On crack? Well, look at the numbers so far:
Pudge: .337, 7HR, 33 RBI, 3 SB
Vlad: .346, 11HR, 36 RBI, 1 SB
Pretty close, no?
Pudge is the best defensive catcher in the league and has turned the Tigers from a laughingstock into a mediocre team. (And has stolen more bases, at that.) I think Vlad wins at the end of the season but come on, man, it's not that ridiculous if you look at the numbers.
Oliver Perez watch
3-3, 3.74 ERA, 1.15 WHIP in 10 starts
23 BB, 8 HR and 72 K in 65 IP (9.97 K/9)
2 complete games, 1 shutout