Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tigers Blogging: Belated Reaction to The TRADE

Since the wheels in my head have apparently landed on sports today, about those Tigers....

I feel like Patriots fans must have when they heard about the Moss signing.

Usual fears about the lingering spectre of John Smoltz and the future of the farm system aside (In short, it'll be fine. Yah, they gave up a lot and the cupboard is now bare of prospects. But that's why you have a farm system in the first place. They found the blue chippers you've just spent, there's no reason to think they can't go out and do it again.) the question is no longer whether the Tigers will make the playoffs but how many games they'll win. I'm not going to be so bold as to predict a Serie victory months before the season starts because not only can other teams make moves of their own, baseball is a funny game and, sometimes, the best team doesn't win even in a seven game series. Too much luck involved and the probabilities can play out the wrong way for one club or the other. But the Tigers are now one of the top teams in baseball.

I think this simulated footage from spring training pretty much sums it up.

They're Grr-reat!

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