Congrats, Tigers!

Of course, we're all thrilled the Tigers won the division. But I have to admit, it's fun watching the Rangers squeeze out a wild card playoff game against the Indians.

Actually, they came very close to choking down the stretch again like last year; it took seven straight wins to get this far...but it's been interesting.

Debbie is screaming that I'm watching too much baseball already, and post-season hasn't even started!

Time to eat some crow

I was wrong. 

There. I said it. It's taken me a long time, but I can now admit I was wrong on at least two counts, probably many more. 

First, we shouldn't have traded Porcello. He's a great guy to have near the bottom of the rotation. I still maintain he's a much better pitcher with a decently mobile infield, but the Tigers have helped him with the new shortstop. 

Second, I've finally come to grips with trading Curtis Granderson. I know, that took me a long time, and I'm still not a Phil Coke fan (even though you say he's a nice guy Tom. I'm a nice guy, you're a nice guy, but we don't belong in the Tiger bullpen.)

Getting Scherzer and Jackson was just a great deal.     

So.... do we let Peralta return or not??

Some tough decisions lie ahead for Dombrowski and Leyland. What do you do with Peralta when he is eligible to return? For what it's worth - I say give him his walkng papers. He will be a free agent after the season anyways. Jim Price is referring to Iglesias as the "magician" I think the kid is amazing. Fielding that is specatular. Hitting around 300. Leads the league in infield hits! The other day he perfectly executed the suicide squeeze, even though the ball was pitched over his head. He had to jump to make the bunt and the run scored. I like him hitting in the #2 spot, but it should belong to Hunter for this year. Iglesias is the real deal and will be at short for a long time. What say ye? Nice to have everyone back.

Apologies, apologies

   First off, my apologies for being away so long. I still love the Tigers, still love ya'll. Life just in the way this season. But I'm itching to talk baseball with my best baseball buddies.

Why does Leyland put Cabrera at third tonight?

I'm certain that Miggy, being the competitor he is, says he's fine. But hey, let's get serious, he's been in pain most of the summer. Somehow he's doing a Ty Cobb impression (plus power) anyway.

Give the guy half a loaf. Let him DH. We all want him to get a second Triple Crown.

But we've got a big lead over the Indians, the games between now and the playoffs mean little. And Miggy is the kind of guy that can carry us through the playoffs.

If I were in charge, I'd play him sparingly for the rest of the season.