OPEN MIKE!

microphoneHappy Friday! It’s time again to head into the weekend hearing from our readers.   You have the rest of the week to hear from Kurt and Holly, today is the day to let them know what you’re thinking on a selected topic.

Friday is the one day of the week where we open up the comment parameters for you, so you can get those juices flowing.

Comments on THIS DAY ONLY can be expanded to a maximum of 8 sentences.

We can’t wait to get your thoughts on the following topic.


Of the 3 young Tigers starters (Fulmer, Norris, Boyd), who do you think has the most potential and why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 thoughts on “OPEN MIKE!

  1. Great question and a tough one. In my opinion we have the second coming of Zito, Mulder and Hudson. However, with getting leaner and younger, can the Tigers afford to keep all three? There will be an odd man out, but who?

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  2. If I have to pick among the 3, it would have to be Fulmer because of his Zen-like focus. So far he has shown me great mental strength and the ability to not let the last pitch upset him. I look for him to be a great one.

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  3. I will go with Fulmer for the same reason as Sprocket mentioned. I would add that his physical athleticism is similar to JV, so I think his arm will hold up better than the other two. Boyd and Norris still have a ways to go in proving their durability.

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  4. Daniel Norris. His intensity & drive remind me of JV. He’s got loads of natural talent, offers 5 pitch types, & he’s very athletic. Although learning to control his response when he doesn’t locate is still a work in progress, that will come as he matures. He has the tools & the potential to develop into a top-line pitcher.

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    • Isn’t it interesting that all three were drafted by other teams, and that all those early-round starting pitchers (e.g., Crawford, Ziomek, Kubitza, etc.) drafted by the Tigers over the last decade have yielded nothing? We seem to do much better scouting other teams’ systems than amateur draft prospects. Hopefully Manning, Burrows, perhaps Alexander, will reverse this pattern, but only time will tell.

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  5. While I like what Boyd has shown, I will narrow down the choice for greater potential in favor of youth, which points to Fulmer and Norris. I think Fulmer has made the greatest development in the department of focus and pure mental toughness, which has contributed highly to why he has progressed to the level he has already reached. From there, I look at upside potential which, in my opinion, favors Norris. He’s got outstanding tools and intensity, but still needs to better navigate his way to harness those tools with greater focus and control. If he is able to do that, I believe that he has a much higher ceiling that is yet be realized, given his pure athleticism and arsenal of plus pitches being delivered from the left side of the pitching rubber.

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  6. As usual, today’s responses are another reason why I love reading Totally Tigers. It’s so great to read the thoughts everyone has. It’s easy to tell that everyone loves this team! What a great blog. THANKS GANG!

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      • Thanks for the heads up about the article in today’s paper. It’s not often that anyone needs to defend Holly because she can stand toe to toe with any one of the commenters on those pages. But there are always a couple of people who feel threatened because she is more knowledgeable than they are – and they secretly know it.

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      • I saw that and would suggest that neither of you respond . The point of a blog is to be different. Not lower yourself to a toe to toe. . There is nothing to gain by it and as an example the writers of the articles get ripped daily yet they don’t reply. Better off leaving it alone

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