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Monday, July 31, 2006

Tigers - Acquired Casey

Detroit Tigers - Acquired 1B Sean Casey from the Pittsburgh Pirates for P Brian Rogers.

I’m as big a fan as Chris Shelton as anyone, but he hasn’t hit at all since April and the Tigers, who almost certainly will be in the playoffs, can’t afford to be waiting forever for him to regain his early-season stroke.  Casey’s a frustrating player due to his endless injuries and his “here this year, gone the next!” power, but he’s probably underrated now by the stathead community and should put up a .350-.370 OBP if he’s healthy.

Unlikes Jesse Chavez in the Rangers trade, Rogers does have value, but the Tigers didn’t give up on of their vaunted prospects.  Rogers will likely be a good reliever for the Pirates and be an important part of their pen the next 5 or 6 years.

Dan Szymborski Posted: July 31, 2006 at 08:41 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. J. Michael Neal Posted: July 31, 2006 at 11:29 PM (#2120557)
I like this trade. A .350-.370 OBP is what the Tigers need in their offense somewhere. Personally, I'd bat him second behind Granderson and move Polanco down, but we'll see what Leyland does.
   2. Dr. Vaux Posted: August 01, 2006 at 12:33 AM (#2120662)
Tigers, who almost certainly will be in the playoffs,

The Yankees trades have guaranteed the Red Sox the wild card spot, and the Twins are scary. I'm very concerned. The 2003 Mariners had a lead half the size of this one by August 1st, but then, these are the Tigers, not the Mariners who had won 116 games two years before.
   3. MM1f Posted: August 01, 2006 at 12:46 AM (#2120699)
Brian Rogers has value but Jesse Chaves doesn't?

Niether of em are much but Chavez is 2 years younger, has a better K rate at the same level in a tougher league, throws harder and could still gain velo at 6-2 153...hard to say that Rogers is that far above him
   4. Doc Scott Posted: August 01, 2006 at 07:09 PM (#2121735)
J. Michael, trust a Reds fan here.

Do not hope Jim Leyland bats Sean Casey second.
   5. AROM Posted: August 01, 2006 at 07:25 PM (#2121751)
The Yankees trades have guaranteed the Red Sox the wild card spot, and the Twins are scary.

I don't think either the Yankees or Red Sox are guaranteed anything. Twins are scary, but to catch Detroit they first have to pass NY and Boston.

Amazing to think of the Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees and Red Sox 2 of these teams miss the playoffs. Its really tough for the Blue Jays, they've got no shot but would be the second best team in the NL, or the frontrunners in the AL west.

I'm rooting Miami Vice -themed AL playoffs. No Sox.
   6. Dewey, Crackpot and Soupuss Posted: August 01, 2006 at 07:30 PM (#2121754)
Twins are scary, but to catch Detroit they first have to pass NY and Boston.

And the White Sox, not that that's going to be difficult.

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