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Comparing AL Central Shortstops — Matt Wallace — Tigers in Words
Peralta is another player whose defense is the source of some confusion. UZR has loved it the past two seasons. On the other hand, it’s nearly given Lynn Henning a coronary and had the Tigers perusing the league for possible defensive upgrades during the offseason. When he hits like he did in 2011, it’s not so much of an issue.
Opening day is still a week away, but fans scouring the Internet for tickets to Comerica Park will already find an unwelcome surprise — sky-high ticket prices.
Tigers home ticket prices currently average $111 on the secondary market, according to New York-based ticket Data Company TiqIQ, up nearly 70 percent compared to the same time last year.
Any dope can do a Google image search and crank out a couple of photos on an inkjet. Don’t do it. Ditto for text, nothing printed nor any premade letters. If you go to Kinkos you should be absolutely be ashamed. Get out a real marker, preferably one where they add some toxic, artificial chemicals to make the blue marker smell like blueberries. Yeah, it’s going to look off center, unbalanced, and crappy. THAT’S THE POINT.
Raburn is hitting .359 with five doubles, four home runs, 11 RBIs and a 1.274 OPS for the Indians this spring. He got off to a great start in spring training last season for the Tigers, who expected him to be their everyday second baseman. But he faded late in Grapefruit League play before struggling throughout the 2012 season.
OK, dubious headline aside (though Boras is known for crazy hyperbole), I suppose I could see Valverde hiting 95 on the radar gun. The problem all last season, though, was that his fastball was as straight as an arrow, not that it was too slow. I’d be curious to see those fastballs is what I’m saying.
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