Thursday, July 31, 2008

Yankees Win - Tigers Loose

This morning I read the news that the Detroit Tigers had traded Ivan Rodriguez to the New York Yankees.   They traded him for a relief pitcher, who, if past performance in trades with the Yankees organization holds true, will not be with the club next year and will turn out to be a bad burn out in the remainder of this year.  

During the 90’s the Tigers made lots of trades with the Yankees, always supplying them with the right talent to win the World Series.  It’s too bad they didn’t leave that era alone.  The Yankees gain a proven and great talent – a big win.  The Tigers’ – lost a great catcher and team personality.  Tiger fans – are you ready for some football?

5 comments:

"Rabbi" Sean Pearson said...

FOOTBALL????? Was that question a joke? Maybe you meant college football. I'm sure you weren't trying to get us excited about Lions football.

Duke said...

Since moving to Mt. Pleasant, I've been blessed to catch some great football games at CMU. I think I'll always say - Go Blue (MI), but it sure is fun saying - Go Chips!

Jon said...

This trade will likely help both teams fill immediate holes, but it really isn't that big of a trade. It only seems like a big deal because Pudge is a future Hall-of-Famer. Pudge still calls a good game for most pitchers (except Andy Pettitte I guess), but his bat is gone and his arm and legs are getting pretty slow. Farnsworth has had a decent ERA over the last year and a half. I doubt Pudge will be a Yankee next year when Posada returns. The Tigers were smart to trade and get something for Pudge since he won't have much trade value after this season. Farnsworth has a few years left in his arm.

Duke said...

Jon
I hope you're right. Certainly as an outsider, I'm not in any position to know why such a deal was made. I'm simply remembering all the Tiger's who went to NY in the 90's and helped them win a bunch of World Series'. Detroit always seemed to come up on the short end of the stick.

Jon said...

I recall Jeff Weaver being a stud pitcher for the Tigers, but a bust after going to the Yankees.