Monday, March 31, 2008

Live Blog 3: Tigers lineup unfair

Death. Taxes.

Add to that list, the Tigers lineup scoring runs. 

All are unfair, and all are inevitable. 

Yeah, we've been hearing about their "All-Star" lineup ever since the Tigers added Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins at the Winter Meetings. But once you see that lineup play out, you see there's no easy out.

And the scary thing is, Curtis Granderson is out for another week or two with a broken finger.

After Gil Meche retired Edgar Renteria and Placido Polanco, Gary Sheffield walked and Magglio Ordonez singled to left before Cabrera hit a sky rocket that CF David Dejesus easily caught.

You could have fooled the Tigers fans. The ooohs and aaahs on Cabrera's routine flyout are indicative of the sky-high expectations of their new $152 million third baseman.

Carlos Guillen led off the bottom of the 2nd with a 400-foot double to center. And he broke his bat. Future Hall-of-famer Ivan Rodriguez is now up.

This is really unfair.

Fantasy spin: Beg, borrow or steal every Tiger that you can get your hands on. In every format, even in the shallowest of leagues, every Tiger starter, with the exception of Jacque Jones should be owned. And Jones should be considered in deeper leagues.


Anonymous said...

Are you encouraging your fans to steal tigers from the local zoo? Ohhhh.. thats not funny. Sorry.