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Old 12-05-2017, 05:38 PM   #1
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Tigers Sign Leonys Martin

https://www.blessyouboys.com/2017/12...nal-jim-adduci

$1.7 Mil to Major League Roster

Will be 30

Very light stick (82 of 99 OFers over last 3 years)

No walks

Can play a defense (16 of 100 OFers over last 3 years)


With a possible OF of Castellanos and Stewart, they needed to find defense replacement. I doubt he hits better than JaCoby Jones or Tyler Collins. Still, not significant and spent $1.7 Mil for a AAAA OFer.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:56 PM   #2
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The defense will be nice. Too bad he strikes out a ton.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:29 PM   #3
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Gose 2.0

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This team is going to suck bad next year and beyond

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Old 12-05-2017, 09:31 PM   #4
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A little early to be scraping the barrel.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:31 PM   #5
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Nothing wrong with trying to save money. They did the high spending before, and we had some exciting years but eventually high spending teams become us 2018. You can spend 120m and win divisions.

As far as "a little early to be scraping the barrel" that's what a rebuild is. We need a rebuild and the team will be bad for a bit.. learn to live with it.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:15 AM   #6
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Hope he has speed and an arm as well.

He will need to when fielding all of the screaming drives off the wall in RCF/LCF off Tigers pitching next season.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:20 AM   #7
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Nothing wrong with trying to save money. They did the high spending before, and we had some exciting years but eventually high spending teams become us 2018. You can spend 120m and win divisions.

As far as "a little early to be scraping the barrel" that's what a rebuild is. We need a rebuild and the team will be bad for a bit.. learn to live with it.
Martin is at best a minor league signee. There will be probably a dozen or more OFers with the skillset of Martin who will sign for the league veteran minimum or to a minor league contract. DET signs him relatively early in the FA period and at a premium for what you are getting in value. I think that is the objection. This is an overpay, even if it is just $1.7 Mil.

Yes, he is the type of player I expect DET to have while they are rebuilding. Yes, based on what they project to play, he is the type that is needed.

I wonder who in analytics provided input on this one?
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:28 PM   #8
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I am not sure Martin would even have gotten a contract this year. What a stupid signing by Avila. Maybe Al was smoking the same chemicals he was for the Pelfrey signing. What an IDIOT
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