http://beck.mlblogs.com/2012/03/26/m...rs-vs-marlins/Yes, the Tigers sent out Audy Ciriaco this morning, but he’s sticking around for a day to start at third base while Brandon Inge serves as the designated hitter.
Austin Jackson, CF
Brennan Boesch, RF
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Prince Fielder, 1B
Delmon Young, LF
Alex Avila, C
Ryan Raburn, 2B
Brandon Inge, DH
Audy Ciriaco, 3B
P: Rick Porcello
Classic Porcello today...plenty of contact, but tons of grounders. Ten ground ball outs compared to one fly ball out, and two double plays.
It makes no sense being pessimistic, it wouldn’t help anyway!
I'd say there's pretty strong evidence that Porcello is what he is at this point, but I'm certainly not ready to close the book on him.
I think CB should be obligated to grade our fantasy teams and gives opinions.
Should I have as big a rookie hard-on as I do for Matt Moore? I probably grabbed him a round or two too early, but I think he can win 15 games and fan 175 in his sleep, even if TB puts a leash on him (which they wont).
I still can't believe how young Porky is...
PLEASE, just PLEASE don't rush Turner, don't even THINK about bringing him to Detroit this year- if the competition/talent pool is really as deep as they're saying (5 guys in mix), that's all the season NOT to rush JT.
and CB, you mention the groundball vs flyball thing for porky, and that's good, right? I think I remember some talk (somewhere) about how he has a good sinker, and I think Leyland doesn't like him straying from that TOO much (I believe there was a start this spring where Leyland said he threw too many fastballs?) - and when that Sinker is "On" it induces more groundballs (which was a concern for this defense)... So in summary:
= Good for Porky?Classic Porcello today...plenty of contact, but tons of grounders. Ten ground ball outs compared to one fly ball out, and two double plays.