- Hernandez is better overall and can do almost anything above average with his amazing heat. He has so many great things to his name that will improve too and I think he will be very important to his team for a long time, but not now because they just need him to perform at par and he will. Hernandez just needs to develop this year and then take the big load. Hernandez is good though and almost developed but learning a few more things will make a big difference for him
- Verlander has to do well this year and he will, I think mostly because he is great at almost everything too and he will lower his ERA. He will be agreat ace though and should do better than expected because Verlander just has those tools to do amazing things, I think he has a bigger and slightly better impact. He has everything down too which will help him a lot this coming year and he should just keep getting better.
I think he will be really good, like almost an MVP good. His homer should go up and his double total should stay high. I think he’s going to be so good because he can’t just flat-out hit and really beat a team that way. He won’t have the defense though which hurts him because he can’t do anything on defense. Butler’s hitting should develop more and he could become really dangerous this or next year. He seems like the hitter that will stay at the top of his games for most of the year. He has high upside as far as driving in runs, getting on base, and slugging. He should carry this offense completely at times, he can do things like that and he will be very valuable to any offense. His ceiling is high and he has a great chance to reach the top of it. Butler will hit, just wait if he doesn’t do it right away.
I think Casey Crosby could dominate at times in the majors next year but he won’t make as big of an impact as Rick Porcello. I think his numbers already in this park will create success. Everything about his make-up is great and I think he is major league ready. He won’t have as much success as he did in the majors but he could nail down that number five-spot in the rotation. He just needs to lower his walks but everything else is there and he will get tons of outs. He could rise a lot at the majors and with his early experience he could do better later in his career and earlier. Crosby could win some awards and is good enough to be a really good pitcher especially in the rotation he’s in. Everything is on his side to do very good this year.
Jim Edmonds still does have a little bit of good baseball left in him. His defense should still be their but he will go on a decline like all hitters do. He won’t have the speed or the impact anymore is the big thing, so I wouldn’t put my full trust in him. He will be a trace of his old player with power and the punch to help a team get to the playoffs. If he goes to a team with good protection I think that will make him a lot better. His stat total and the player he is should resemble 2010. He should get on base enough to give a team decent production. Edmonds should bring a bit of everything but his magic touch could help a whole outfield become better.
TIGERS: It wouldn’t be a great fit be he could have some success. Right field would be nice for him too.
BRAVES: Great for the outfield, will do everything their.
I don’t think he will make them any better since he’s on the decline and he won’t do as much damage or drive in as many baserunners. Thome will be made better though, I think it will help his homer total, I don’t think him knowing AL Central pitching will make him any better. Mauer and Morneau don’t need protection to do great and Thome needs a little help from them to stay on a late career surge that’s why this move isn’t so bad. Thome just DHing could be bad though, I expect him to go into a few slumps and getting no other production will hurt this team. Minnesota just needs him for now to get over the top, he won’t do anything he used to and won’t get better. Thome, Mauer, and Morneau will be a good center of the line-up which should be way above average, Thome is old but he can still crank a ball that’s why the Twins need him, because his production won’t be there and he won’t even make Michael Cuddyer more feared.
DAMON: I don’t think they need him but if they add his bat they could have a late season run. Coco Crisp will cover what they need from a veteran plus he faster and a better fielder. Damon would really rise this teams offense but he doesn’t fit into their future and I would rather them giving prospects some playing time. If they give him a one year deal it might be okay because they could need his hitting. He would have a good stint in Oakland but it wouldn’t be all that good because he’s ona a below average team in a bad hitter’s park.
SHEETS: He still ahs the pitching skills and would be a nice veteran to have around, he might go through some struggles but he can lead a staff and could be one of the better pitchers on the staff when the team rises to the top, but I wouldn’t take a big risk, just sign him to a one year deal to see what he can do because at this point he could do good than bad but with his skills its doubtful. He could really lead this team to some big wins.
Yorvit Torrealba will sign as a very good back-up but could become a starter because of everything he can do for a team. Torrealba’s best talent is to put up offense in any role and during the playoffs, that’s what could make him a starter. He might nto keep that role all year but he could certainly fill in a whole for a team during a time of need. He has experience too and he may not be good at defense but he can handle pitchers to a certain extent. He will put up decent numbers at the least. I think Torrealba can keep his good hitting up for most of the year and he could become a teams pretty good weapon, he just has to keep up his defense and hit like he usually does to stay good and maybe become a bit better.
Here is a breakdown of the Tigers lefties and if they should be traded.
DANIEL SCHLERETH: He could breakout this year but I wouldn’t count on him much, but the team’s future closer and will do well sometimes this year. He won’t be the guy you use in situations. He has a good chance to start doing really well this year and could mean a lot or not a lot to this bullpen. TRADE?: NO
BRAD THOMAS: he will be more of a situation guy but there are no guarantees on him, he might get hit around or he could dominate, I’ll just have him show me in spring training. He should be able to do something though but I wouldn’t expect much. TRADE?: No, just let him try to get hitters out
PHIL COKE: He might be better in the rotation but he will still hold hitters, put up good stats and be valuable and productive out of the bullpen, he just needs to find his full command which could happen any time this year, just hold on he will do something for you. TRADE?: No
BOBBY SEAY: He’s a great situational guy and does his job well but he probably is the odd man out because the Tigers want younger relief pitchers and he doesn’t fit in the Tigers plans, but if he stays he will do what does and will continue putting up good numbers. TRADE?: Yes, but only for a good player
Fu-Te Ni- I like what I see from him he has the potential for so many jobs and just gets hitters out, I don’t think they will catch up to him, he will play a big part for this team next year and he should do it well. Ni will be clutch and do more than what the Tigers need from him. TRADE?: No
Jim Thome will still have his power and a little bit of his hitting left but only if he goes back to the White Sox, where he is proven and can hit well. Thome will always have his power, he might decline a bit but he will still be able to do that for a team and though he shouldn’t be important or start I think he has a good job that both the him and the Sox can benefit from. Thome will never play defense again though, so that leaves him one-dimensional which is a bit bad. I don’t think he’s still good enough to be needed but he could help any team. Thome needs to be put in the right circumstances to be as good as he can. Thome only has a bit more staying power but he could use the most out of it like hitting a homer every twenty at-bats.
I think Vincente Padilla success with the Dodgers is for real, he’s in a good park with a good offense and he’s found his command. He might still go through troubles but he proved to me down the stretch that he could do well and if he continues to do that he should find himself as a good starter on this staff for a while. Padilla’s key to success is just pitching well the game which is making his stats get better. Padilla looked good in the playoffs and if he can do that and even mean half that much to the Dodgers his success will last. Padilla is a good pitcher but you still can’t rely on him but if he does have success I would start to, even if you think what he did last year in the playoffs was good enough to rely on him I want to see a little more, how he does at the beginning of the year. IF Padilla does get locked in as soon as the first few starts he will be dangerous.