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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bye-Bye Brinks Truck

The boss gone.  Whose walk-up song can we make fun of this year?!

An injured Delmon Young goes to Philadelphia

We all know that Delmon Young was a free agent at the end of last year, but now we finally know where he'll be playing!  The Phillies signed the portly DH to a one-year $750,000 contract.  However, if we were Phillies fans, now would not be the time we'd be poppin' bottles of dat Rosé.

The Phillies' General Manager Ruben Amaro has said that they signed Delmon Young so that he could play right field for the Phillies. Everyday.  Pardon our French, but what the f***?!  This kind of decision is too ridiculous for even Jim Leyland to consider. Delmon Young is no good at defense;  This is probably something to which even Delmon himself could admit. And he hasn't played right field in years...certainly not since he came to the Tigers. This makes the fact that the Phillies want him to play right field every single day for them simply unbelievable. It's so crazy, that we can hear the cries of despair from Phillies loyalists from around the nation as we type.

Perhaps Amaro sees something in Delmon that we Tigers fans did not.  It's true that he came alive for us the past couple of postseasons.  This postseason, Delmon was hitting when pretty much no one else was, and that was why he won MVP for the ALCS.  You can't be a talentless hack and get a 1.186 OPS in the ALCS at the same time.  Maybe the Phillies are hoping that Delmon hits like he did in the postseason all season for them. However, the chances of that happening are slim, especially since Demon might start the season for the Phillies on the Disabled List.

Despite the strangeness of this contract, we're happy that we don't have to deal with Delmon's bullshit anymore Delmon was signed somewhere else, and that he can continue playing the game he loves.  If he plays for the Phillies like he played for us, we'll enjoy seeing him on the road this year! Bye-bye Brinks truck! And good riddance!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Return

We're baaaaaaaaaack!

Not as soon as we would have hoped, but April in the D is back in blogging business once more!

Sorry for the extended leave of absence, but after the acquisition of Torii Hunter, things got crazy for us! With finals, holidays, and job stress quickly rising, it was hard for us to keep up with this thing. Add on the heartbreak of our boys' World Series and it was the perfect recipe for completely neglecting this blog. We apologize.

But like a phoenix rises from the ashes, our blog too will be reborn! Our break was only temporary, folks--we are back for good.

Now, down to business. Stuff has happened since we've been gone, but not too much stuff. Miguel Cabrera did indeed win the MVP (yes, it has been THAT long since we've been on here) and it wasn't even all that close, and thank goodness for that! We always knew Cabrera would win out in the end, but we didn't think it would be such a convincing victory. Now he's in the running to be on the cover of MLB 13 The Show, but we have to vote him in. So, VOTE!

Also, lest we not forget that Anibal Sanchez is returning!!!! Yes, it's to the tune of $80 million, and yes, the Tigers apparently insulted him by a lesser offer at the Winter Meetings, but Dave Dombrowski waved his magic money wand bestowed to him by Mike Illitch and all was taken care of.  We even got the pleasure of stealing Sanchez right from underneath the Cubs' nose! HA!

Since then, however, it's been a pretty tame winter. No big splashes at the Winter Meetings. No acquisitions of any hot rod stud players. Not that we care. With V-Mart healing up, Sanchez returning, and Torii on board, we should be ready for one hell of a season.

TigerFest and the caravan are upcoming, and with pitchers and catchers reporting in a matter of weeks, this winter is looking brighter already!