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Tigers acquire Sean Casey

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Kid Presentable, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. For a Double-A relief pitcher.

    To make room for Casey, Chris Shelton is sent to Triple-A.

    Interesting ...
  2. Msaint

    Msaint Member

    This might be the path to a possible Ryan Shealy trade. Or is this to open 1B for Wilson/Eldred? Surprised Shelton was sent down, regardless.
  3. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    Shelton has really sucked after a great few weeks in April. He's been a big disappointment on my fantasy team.
  4. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member


    Shelton had probably one of the hottest starts anyone could have. But he's fallen into a pretty big slump. Sometimes he looks lost at the plate.

    A stint in the minors could help him get his swing straightened out.

    Pretty good trade for the Tigers tho. They get a left handed bat with a good OBP and he comes relatively cheap.
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Pirates continue to dump payroll. Casey's from the area and is very popular there, or so I've been told.
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    For the Pittsburgh fans, a little on Brian Rogers, the AA pitcher.

    Wasn't among Detroit's top 30 prospects entering this season. The 24 year-old has worked in relief at Double A this year, posting a 2.39 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 9.7 K/9. Rogers, a product of Georgia Southern University, was an 11th round pick in 2003. He switched to relief last year and has put up good numbers since.
  7. Seabasket

    Seabasket Active Member

    Everyone knew Shelton couldn't keep up his torrid pace, but he hit .289 in July so he wasn't exactly horrible. I guess someone had to go.
  8. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Yeah, I think during the last month of games, he's hitting about .380.
  9. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Yea, he hasn't been horrible. Has even had some clutch hits to win games in month. He could look pretty bad in some at bats tho.

    Tigers still needed a left handed bat. Casey fills that and has a good OBP and comes a lot cheaper than Soriano. There's just no way you could keep three first basemen (Young, Casey and Shelton).
  10. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    Yeah, remember when the ESPN talking heads were predicting 40 homers, minimum?
  11. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member


    Meets the ghosts of big-power starts past, Kevin Maas, Phil Plantier and Bob Hamelin.
  12. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Fucking baseball's financial system, the Pirates will never do anything in this environment. [/Pube]
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