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Monday, September 16, 2019

Tigers lose 104th game, move closer to first overall pick

DETROIT (AP) — In the big picture, the Detroit Tigers are helping themselves with a bad finish to a terrible season.

Edwin Jackson allowed five runs in five innings, and the Tigers took control of the race for the top pick in next June’s amateur draft with an 8-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire isn’t looking at the grand scheme,

“This is a young, tired baseball team that has played a lot of games without much time off, and we’ve got a few more days before we get a day off,” Gardenhire said. “That’s not an excuse, though. We didn’t play well today. We need to be better tomorrow.”

Mind you, many are the #1 draft picks to have marginal value at best, so it isn’t really something to put your hopes in…...

 

QLE Posted: September 16, 2019 at 12:29 AM | 92 comment(s)
  Beats: draft picks, the agony of defeat, tigers

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Why baseball might be approaching a renaissance at the catching position

LAKEWOOD, N.J.—A windy Monday night down the Jersey Shore didn’t provide much excitement.

But venturing beyond the boardwalks to FirstEnergy Park, autograph hounds formed a pack along the third-base line, clamoring to get a glimpse at what could be baseball’s next superstar.

This past June, the Baltimore Orioles made Adley Rutschman the first catcher drafted No. 1 overall since the Minnesota Twins selected Hall of Fame hopeful Joe Mauer in 2001.

Rutschman arrived to the New Jersey beach town wearing his fourth different uniform since the year began. He’s meant to spearhead a rebuild for an organization that will likely finish last in its division for the third consecutive season.

A consideration of the coming generation of catchers- as always, it will be interesting to reread this in ten years’ time and see what they got right….

QLE Posted: September 12, 2019 at 04:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: adley rutschman, catchers, draft picks, jake rogers, joey bart, shea langeliers

 

 

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