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Old 04-21-2012, 08:37 PM   #160
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Originally Posted by houghtam View Post
I felt this way last year. I'm done with him now.

Now that he's not playing third, the Tigers are hoping he can be good enough to play second in the field. Meantime, he hasn't hit better than .250 in over 5 years. During that time, his average yearly stats are as follows:

.227 AVG, 14 HR, 59 RBI, 124 K (1 K every 3.67 AB), 44 BB (1 BB every 9.8 AB)

That's barely MLB caliber there. Even if you give him his best stats in each of those categories over the past 5 years, you get:

.243 AVG, 27 HR, 84 RBI, 134 K (1 K every 4.33 AB), 43 BB (1 BB every 8.07 AB)

The only thing that was saving him is his glove. Now, we're hoping he is able to transition to a new position while improving his average 15 points, hitting 13 more HR, getting almost 1 more AB between K's and improving his walks by almost 2 AB per?

Not going to happen.

He's a waste of a roster space. Tigers need to move on, and move on now.
You're right....I tend to think more emotionally than realistically with players like Brandon Inge, but the reality of it is that he is a weak spot and needs to be replaced.
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