December 05, 2007

Boston & New York Have Been Put On Notice

Boston and New York's baseball teams are quaking in their boots today and looking over their shoulders at the Detroit Tigers.

What the Tigers just did is staggering, a move so decisive and stirring, it should shake even the haughty old guard in Boston and New York.

What the Tigers just did by trading a batch of prospects to Florida for superstar third baseman Miguel Cabrera and pitcher Dontrelle Willis is create a lineup so loaded, so stacked with .300 hitters, so full of pop and promise, it's almost ridiculous

With the other 2 great trades earlier our line-up will make other teams pee their pants.

Center fielder Curtis Granderson, a .280 career hitter, probably will still lead off after becoming the second player in major league history to tally at least 30 doubles, 20 triples, 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in one season.

Placido Polanco, who merely hit .341 last season (.305 career), and the slugging Sheffield (.296 career) would follow. At cleanup, you only have the reigning American League batting champion, Magglio Ordonez, who hit .363 to raise his career mark to .312

Then, somewhere from fifth to ninth in the order, Leyland has to find slots for Cabrera, Carlos Guillen (.290 career), newly acquired outfielder Jacque Jones (.280 career), newly acquired shortstop Edgar Renteria (.291 career) and Pudge Rodriguez (.303 career).

You are looking at a .298 batting average line-up.


Posted by Quality Weenie at December 5, 2007 09:04 AM | TrackBack

I know I wet 'em when I read about this one. But the Yankees had just as good a lineup last year and barely made the playoffs...

Posted by: Ogre at December 6, 2007 12:24 PM

Remember the '95 Indians....

Posted by: The Old Man at December 8, 2007 09:31 PM