It's Officially July Now  

OcelotScratch 48M
112 posts
7/12/2006 9:14 pm

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7/13/2006 9:40 pm

It's Officially July Now

Tampa sent Aubrey Huff to Houston for a couple of B level prospects, bringing mid-season trading season to its official start.

The trade of Huff means that there's one fewer left-handed outfielders out there for the Tigers to look at in their quest for same. Still, while I think they could have put together a package at least as good as Houston's, my sights, and I hope Dve Dombrowski's, are set a bit higher than Aubrey Huff.

However, a quick perusal of the stat sheet makes me wonder why the Tigers are so determined to get a leftie. Almost everyone on the roster, save Chris Shelton and the catchers, are hitting right-handed pitching better than left-handed. A guy like Pat Burrell, who hits everyone well, but mashes southpaws into a pulp would seem like a good addition.

Of course, Bobby Abreu is hitting lefties better than righties this year, so he would be a left-handed batter with a reverse platoon split to go with all of our right-handed hitters with reverse platoon splits.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
7/12/2006 10:44 pm

Huh? Uh, I saw the movie Platoon

OcelotScratch replies on 7/13/2006 12:34 am:
Well, it's like that scene where the VC are creeping through the jungle, and Charlie Sheen gets into the firefight, except that, this time, the gooks are LEFT-HANDED, which puts Charlie (the actor, not the Vietnamese guerillas) at a disadvantage, since he's a right-handed pitcher, as you know from watching Major League.

AndyUnique 68M

7/13/2006 7:28 pm

Can't the Tigers just run for the dugout and have some "snake and nape" dropped on the field when they're facing a shutout.

OcelotScratch replies on 7/13/2006 9:41 pm:
The White Sox tried that once. The league made them forfeit.

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