Saturday, January 22, 2011
Optimism, optimism, everywhere.
Granted it’s the time of year where every team feels that at the VERY least, they have a chance, and for some, excluding the Chicago Cubs, this is THEIR year.
As the Detroit Tigers hosted Tiger-fest at Comerica Park this weekend, and they hit the road for their annual “winter caravan”, the feeling is that 2011 could be a very good year for baseball fans in Michigan.
Local Columnists and even some of the Tigers themselves feel that the A.L. Central will be theirs for the taking. If nothing else at least one should hit better this season. (Also note in the article, why Lloyd McClendon feels his job as hitting coach should be easier”).
Also announced during Tiger-fest this year, was that the Tigers will be retiring Sparky Anderson’s #11, at some point during the season.
Dave Dombrowski feels that the chances are “likely” that a deal will get done to trade away Armando Galarraga, who became expendable with the signing of Brad Penny,
In other MLB news, the Tampa Bay Rays have signed, pending physicals, former Red Sox teammates, Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez to contracts.