Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16 Posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 764 times:
I know I am a sitting duck for KROC on this one, but the canning of manager Phil Garner and GM Randy Smith by Tiger's president Dave Drombowski was long overdue. This franchise, once a proud jewel of the American League, has languished under the ownership of pizza king Mike Illitch (who also owns the red Wings).
Do you know which A.L. team has won the most pennants, and hence has made the most World Series appearances, after the Yanks? (Hint: it's not the Red Sox).
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 755 times:
Funny, I was thinking I needed to email you on this one Stretch.
Ole Scrap Iron should not have gotten the can. Randy Smith definitely. Smith did not build a team that could win in Detroit. Scrap Iron was just a casualty in an attempt to turn things around. Detroit hasn't been a "Crown Jewel" for a decade. There new Ball park, while Beautiful, is like playing in the grand canyon. Smith should have assembled a team comprised of quality pitching, and good hitters with speed. The teams big bat in Dean Palmer spends more time on the D.L. than Rondell White. Overall, the team is not good. Waiting 6 games into the season to drop the axe is in poor taste. The reason was Dombrowski said he didn't like the way Spring Training went. Then can them then.
And despite the Tiger's 0-6 record, and the possiblity of Jim Rome calling for a 0-162 season (although it might guaruntee a tour stop), the Tigers will eventually pull off about 60 wins or so.
I'm just curious now though, as to who will sign up for manager of the Tiger's. I have heard names like Alou and such, but do they want to take over a team that is in such horrible shape?
Bernard Shakey From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 560 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 742 times:
Hire Champ Summers as manager, Ron LeFlore GM, Tom Veryzer Hitting Coach, Vern Ruhle Pitching Coach, and for the love of God convince Ernie Harwell to stick around so we here in Cleveland, Ohio can listen on a clear night.
Mindless drifter on the road, Carries such an easy load
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 732 times:
Talk about an organization in complete disaray! I have to disagree with you, KROC. I think a house-cleaning was in order in Detroit. The Motor City Kitties weren't going anywhere with Garner, and it's time for some fresh blood and some fresh thinking. What Randy Smith has done to that organization is atrocious.
Yet one question which is kind of a side subject-when will the Tigers move in the fences at Comerica? I mean, they'll never attract big-name talent with a Death Valley like that. That's the big reason Juan Gonzalez didn't stay there two years ago.
And I'll bet Bobby Higginson is just dying to leave there, too. Any team in baseball would take that guy. He's a player.