<<Are you f'king serious? >>
Since we released him, Inge has put up better numbers than:
Delmon YoungBrennan BoeschRamon SantiagoDon KellyRyan RaburnDanny WorthMatt Young
All guys we've had on our team this year. Yeah, I'd say we didn't have a good replacement for him.
<<I CAN REPLACE INGE AS A HITTER. >>
Maybe you should call Dombrowski and get yourself in uniform.
"Since we released him, Inge has put up better numbers than:"
So, he is playing in a different city. Now he may be FORCED to come in early and actually, get this, TRY. Inge NEVER showed up for anything early, NEVER. He felt entitled to starting spots.
"Yeah, I'd say we didn't have a good replacement for him."
And I say you are 100% wrong.
<<And I say you are 100% wrong.>>
So, which of the following breakout stars that replaced Inge on the roster is your favorite?
Brad Eldred, Danny Worth, or Matt Young? I'll also accept Omir Santos.
Edit: Again, I'm making no attempt to make the case that Inge is awesome, I'm just saying we let him go without a viable replacement.
"Brad Eldred, Danny Worth, or Matt Young? I'll also accept Omir Santos."
All are WAY BETTER than Inge! WAY!
You're exactly right...I'm not saying that Inge is a world beater, just that he's better than anyone else we've replaced him with and can provide RBI and defense that none of his replacements can. Why pay a guy to play for someone else so you can also pay worse guys to fill his spot?
And Altuve could be had, but it doesn't have to be him. There are several viable options for a 2B trade who would be massive upgrades.
In the hypothetical scenario where Tigers might have signed A. Ramirez, W. Betemit, and M. Cuddyer, ..I do not care if Betemit plays third or not because A. Ramirez would be full time third baseman.
Betemit could play 2b ..and be backup at ss, lf, rf, 3b or even 1b if needed in a pinch. In other words, versitile player who could have added real value to the team if properly managed.
<<Inge's OPS in Oakland still s*cks. >>
Yes. Again, I'm not arguing Inge is great. I just said that with no clear alternatives that were better, there was no real point in releasing him.
Inge could've kept the bench warm just as well as Danny Worth or Matt Young, and I'd rather see Inge come in off the bench than either of those guys.
Well, I think Inge's release was probably a move to appease fans.
We were struggling mightily to score runs at that point, Inge was one of the worst offenders, he was getting booed mercilessly, and they had Eldred tearing the cover off the ball in Toledo.
If they made a move everytime for the fans, we would not be b*tching about Peralta, Boesch, Santiago, and Raburn another minute.
You don't cut a guy after 20 AB's and served the team for 12 years just automatic like that, unless you did something or said something to warrant your release.
Either that or DD is arguably has gone out to lunch with that stupid of a move.
<<we would not be b*tching about Peralta, Boesch, Santiago, and Raburn another minute>>
If we had alternatives, Boesch and Raburn would probably be gone. Unlike with Inge, no one's really tearing it up in Toledo right now.
Inge was the 2B guy. Santiago and Raburn were there.
We could have signed Vladdie, Lee, or somebody else that is worth a krap.