Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Always A Tiger: End of '09 Edition

Here's the end of season wrap up on every guy that touched a MLB diamond this season that at one point in his career played for the Tigers. Well, at least the ones that I remember, that is. Let a brother know if he missed someone.

PITCHERS

I must start with this guy.

Ahh, Jair Jurrjens. Looks nice in Tigers garb, no? The blue chip pitcher that no one saw coming had a great year in Atlanta.

SP-Jair Jurrjens, Atl: 14-10, 2.60 ERA, 215 IP, 152 K

Jair had a pitching VORP of 60.5. That was good for 9th in the majors this year, just behind Justin Verlander's 60.6 rating. He ranked higher than guys like Dan Haren, CC Sabathia, Cliff Lee, Jon Lester, and...you get the idea. Plenty of unsold Edgar Renteria merchandise is still available at the Tigers shop, by the way. Here's the rest of the pitchers.

SP-Brian Moehler, Hou: 8-12, 154.2, 91
SP-Andrew Miller, Fla: 3-5, 4.84, 80, 59
SP/RP-Jeff Weaver, LAD: 6-4, 3.65, 79, 64
SP-Virgil Vasquez, Pit: 2-5, 5.84, 44.2, 29
SP/RP-Shane Loux, LAA: 2-3, 5.86, 58.1, 19
SP-Freddy Garcia, CWS: 3-4, 4.34, 56, 37
SP-Luke French, Det/Sea: 4-5, 5.23, 67.1, 42
(French went 3-3 in Seattle after the Washburn deal with a 6.63 ERA, in case you were wondering.)
RP-Francisco Cordero, Cin: 2-6, 2.16, 66.2, 58 (39 SV)
RP-Kyle Farnsworth, KC: 1-5, 4.58, 37.1, 42
RP-Jason Grilli, Col/Tex: 2-3, 5.38, 45.2, 49
RP-Trevor Miller, StL: 4-1, 2.06, 43.2, 46
RP-Tim Byrdak, Hou: 1-2, 3.23, 61.1, 58
RP-Chad Durbin, Phi: 2-2, 4.39, 69.2, 62
RP-Roman Colon, KC: 2-3, 4.83, 50.1, 29
RP-Juan Rincon, Det/Col: 4-2, 6.96, 36.2, 35
RP-Jamie Walker, Bal: 0-0, 5.11, 12.1, 9
RP-Doug Brocail, Hou: 1-0, 4.58, 17.2, 9
RP-Troy Percival, TB: 0-1, 6.35, 11.1, 7 (6 SV)
RP-Casey Fossum, NYM: 0-0, 2.25, 4, 3
RP-Wil Ledezma, Was: 0-0, 9.53, 5.2, 8
RP-Eulogio De La Cruz, SD, 0-0, 5.40, 3.1, 2

RANDOM MUSINGS
-Nice years for Cordero, Trevor Miller, and Byrdak.
-Remember when Ledezma and Andrew Miller were the future of our rotation?
-Jamie Walker remains the nicest Tiger that I ever personally met. I hope he gets another shot next year with someone.
-Rincon...at least you had a nice spring.
-KC, you got Farnsed.
-I still hope Jason Grilli gets herpes.

INFIELD
C-Ivan Rodriguez, Hou/Tex: .250, 10 HR, 55 RBI
C-Brad Ausmus, LAD: .295, 1, 9
C-Mike Rivera, Mil: .228, 2, 14
C-Paul Bako, Phi: .224, 3, 9
C-Eric Munson, Oak: .000, 0, 0 (0-1)
1B-Carlos Pena, TB: .227. 39, 100
1B-Tony Clark, Ari: .182, 4, 11
1B-Chris Shelton, Sea: .231, 0, 4
2B-Omar Infante, Atl: .305, 2, 24
2B-Jason Smith, Hou: .000, 0, 1 (0-25!!!)
3B-Jack Hannahan, Oak/Sea: .214, 4, 19
SS-Edgar Renteria, SF: .250, 5, 48
SS-John McDonald, Tor: .258, 4, 13
SS-Ramon Martinez, NYM: .167, 0, 4

RANDOM MUSINGS
-Is it wrong that I was rooting for Carlos Pena to finish the season under .200 and over 40 homers?
-Only foul ball I've ever caught? Off Paul Bako's bat years ago at Tiger Stadium.
-I still see at least one Shelton jersey at most Tiger home games. Weirdos.
-I admit. I was scared that Renteria would go .300, 15, 70 this year in Frisco. Luckily, he's still terrible at baseball.
-Nice year, Omar. Hope you're feeling better. I always liked him.
-Aren't we due to have Ausmus back on the team again?

OUTFIELD
OF-Gary Sheffield, NYM: .276, 10, 44
OF-Cody Ross, Fla: .270, 24, 90
OF-Josh Anderson, Det/KC: .241, 1, 24 (25 SB)
OF-Cameron Maybin, Fla: .250, 4, 13
OF-Matt Stairs, Phi: .194, 5, 17 (.357 OBP)
OF-Gabe Kapler, .239, 8, 26
OF-Frank Catalanotto, Mil, .278, 1, 18
OF-Matt Joyce, TB: .188, 3, 7
OF-Andres Torres, SD: .270, 6, 23
OF-Craig Monroe, Pit: .215, 3, 16

RANDOM MUSINGS
-Sheff had no homers in the second half. I still think it was dumb to cut him since we were stuck paying him.
-Cody Ross...where did that come from? Sorry I got drunk and heckled you that one day when you were a Mud Hen, Cody.
-I miss Mr. Anderson. We could have used his speed as a pinch runner.
-Remember how upset many Tigers fans were over the EJax/Joyce trade?
-Torres...out of all of these guys, I never thought he'd end up being productive somewhere.
-Maybin...you suck. (Maybin was the first guy to wear #4 after Higginson retired. Therefore, I hate him more than I hate Kenny G.)
-Gabe Kapler sucks at baseball. But dude...

...I'd kill my family to look like that in a Tiger hat. Imagine the groupies...

2 comments:

Sam said...

It's easy to complain about DD for lots of things, but the JJ trade should not be one ... and here's why ... if he wasn't part of the Renteria trade, by every account, he would have been in the Miggy trade.

Sam said...

It's easy to complain about DD for lots of things, but the JJ trade should not be one ... and here's why ... if he wasn't part of the Renteria trade, by every account, he would have been in the Miggy trade.