There’s an old saying in baseball, ‘if you can’t pitch, you can’t win’, and right now, the Tigers can’t pitch. I spent the first two months complaining, rightly so, about the offense, and now the pitching staff can’t hold opposing teams to under five runs a game. Guess what, Toronto comes to town tomorrow. It isn’t going to get any easier.
A reliable source and friend of this blog, Nebraska, has passed along an unsubstantiated rumor. He heard that the Tigers are going to send Nick “The Quick” Castellanos, Alex “A Squared Money” Avila, and a third player to the Cincinnati Reds for Johnny Cueto. If the trade happens, Nebraska’s sources are usually pretty good, I’m not sure what the purpose is. I’m not going to cry about losing Nick the Quick or A Squared Money, but what do the Tigers need with a rental like Cueto? Is the front office delusional? Do they really think this team can compete? I don’t.
McFly, is anybody home?