• http://www.walkoffwoodward.com/ Josh Worn

    New post ladies

  • Randy Riggs

    Other than finding room for Valverde on the roster, there really isn’t a downside to resigning him at a deeply reduced cost. I think we’re kidding ourselves if we think that closing by a draw of straws or by whoever has the hot hand will be effective. It may be an unpopular move with the fans, but the fans are the one’s who will be out for blood after our closer experiment(s) crash and burn a few times.

    • http://www.walkoffwoodward.com/ Josh Worn

      Over under on closers this season is at 4…..

      • http://www.walkoffwoodward.com/ Josh Worn

        I’m over.

      • Randy Riggs

        Over

  • beelza

    No way Mike or Chris Ilitch allow Valverde to be a Tiger ever again. In short, Ilitch’s would veto Dom, Jim…etc. Players, coaches, manager, last post-season lost all confidence in Jose. You could see it in the players, felt it at the ball parks. There is no stat for that. The merit of this empiricism cannot be understated. Player’s, coaches and managers see very different things when they observe, watch or evaluate players – especially the closing pitcher. Moreover, what has Jose done to his game that may suggest he’s not the 2012 version of Jose in 2013? Of course the obvious must be asked, why hasn’t any other team picked him up? Please, don’t gimme the money, salary excuse. Enter the Mike Singletary rant on Vernon Wells, b/c it applies to Valverde’s possible Tigers rejoinment.

    • Randy Riggs

      While agree he won’t be back in a Tigers uniform this season, Valverde isn’t don’t as a player or as a closer. He’ll be back somewhere and this season. Meanwhile we’ll probably break Rondon.

    • http://www.walkoffwoodward.com/ Josh Worn

      Leyland made it should like it more is the fact the think tank understands that the fans wouldn’t be very accepting.

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