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mcqfesijiba wrote: I have heard that Kenny Rogers may be close to signing as well, but hopefully the Rogers signing is just a terrible, terrible rumor.
Kenny Rogers? He will be no better than Jason Johnson.
Todd Jones? Solid veteran reliever, but I'm thinking there is no way he repeats last year. I can live with Jones on the team, even though he will definitely be overpaid.
Big difference with Chelios. The Wings were championship contenders and Chelios played a huge part. The Tigers are somewhere in a rebuilding phase and have no need for Rogers at this point, or at least unless you cut his salary in half. Besides, fans disliked Chelios as a player who played for a rival and had seen in many huge games, not for acting like a moron off the field.Dannomyte wrote:Kenny Rogers? He will be no better than Jason Johnson.
LOL come on man. Kenny Rogers career average numbers are better than any career year Jason Johnson had. Not to mention Kenny Rogers is coming off of a great year pitching in that bandbox in Texas. The CoPa can only help him. I don't think anyone thinks he is going to win the Cy Young this season but he is definitely an upgrade over JJ. The fact that the fans booed him at the All-Star game means jack squat. Everyone hated Chelios when he played for the Blackhawks but as soon as he signed on the dotted line with the Wings he quikly became a fan favorite. As long as Rogers doesn't lay an egg the first month of the season the fans will like him just fine. I actually like the signing, 2 years for a hard nosed proven vet. can only help the young pitchers on the team.
mcqfesijiba wrote:I don't know what the team is really thinking with these deals. All's I can come up with is that they are banking heavily on the young players to step it up and are buying them some time with old at-the-end-of-their-career players without being locked into long term deals.
Chalk me up for having little faith in the team improving this coming year. There's still time, though. Hopefully there will be a trade or signing coming that can actually be seen as a positive sign.
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