OPEN MIKE

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Given Anibal Sanchez’s downward spiral, what scenario is best for him and the Tigers?

 

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “OPEN MIKE

  1. Treat him with respect. If I were Al or Brad I would sit down with him and let him know in no uncertain terms that there is no longer a place for him on the big-league team. Ask him if he thinks he can get his skill set back. If he says he can, ask him if he wants to try it down in Toledo. If he says no, cut him loose.

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    • Spot on, Sprocket. Would Anibal & Tiger management have to claim that he is injured and that is the reason for sending him down? Otherwise, would MLB allow this to happen?

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      • I believe the Tigers would need to release him first. If he clears waivers, which he should, then Sanchez could agree to go to Toledo.

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      • I just read where the Tigers could send Sanchez to Toledo, so I was wrong in my earlier post, and man enough to admit it. The author agrees it would be a blow to his ego, as Sprocket indicated.

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    • Totally agree with that approach. Although it’s unlikely he’ll recover, I think the frank but respectful conversation would allow him to decide. His career collapse remains puzzling, b/c his velocity hasn’t completely eroded. At $16 mill this year and at least a $5mill buyout next year, I think the Tigers should continue to allow him opportunities to “recover” if he’s willing … just not on the big league team.

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  2. Put him on waivers now and call someone up from the minors. He is done the money is gone anyway you look at it so it’s time to move forward. Can’t continue to waste a roster spot.

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  3. If Sanchez is going to have a future playing on ANY team, it will not be as a bullpen pitcher. Given that premise, it would also make sense that Sanchez will not have the opportunity to make his way back to being a starter unless he gets his groove back, which will not happen in his current role with the Tigers. Therefore, in the interest of BOTH the Tigers and Sanchez, it could be beneficial to have him join the starting rotation in Toledo and work on getting his form and arm strength back into MLB shape. If he is able to do that, Sanchez can work his way back into the big leagues as a starter, whether it be with the Tigers or not. But, at least, he could regain his value, as a viable starter replacement for the Tigers, in case of an injury. or as a trade piece. Better to have a Win-Win scenario than a Lose-Lose. There is more than just money on the line here, for both Sanchez and the Tigers.

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  4. As a baseball fan I knew in 1973 bull pens ment everything. If you can’t finish the job you are nothing. The 90’s till 05 braves prove the point. Finish the job!;! Or go home a pathetic looser. Tigers anyone!!! Yankees with Mariano are my (I hate the yankee’s) are my prototype.

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  5. It’s decision time. The fork in the road has been reached. They must make it clear that Toledo is the only option open to him. Anabal then becomes the arbiter of his own fate.

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  6. It’s time to bite the bullet, and let some Tigers go. Past upper management mistakes aren’t going to get better by continuing to tolerate unacceptability. Sanchez who seems to be a good guy, just doesn’t have it anymore. The same goes for K-Rod. Rondon was a mistake from the beginning, highlighted by his terrible attitude. Tigers management shares some responsibility for announcing him as our closer before he had ever pitched an inning in the big leagues. All we’re doing with these three pitchers is wasting our time and delaying any true recovery for this team. A plus could be that we might get somebody worth keeping, from their departure.

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    • Tommy, don’t forget Rondon was told to throw as hard as he could, prior to being sent down the previous time for his attitude adjustment. This order from a manager who had given up for the season. Why burn yourself out for an also-ran?

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  7. When the other guys have 25 guys to call on, you are not going to get through 162 games intact with 23. Both Sanchez and KRod should be sent off with all due respect. They cannot be relied upon to perform in a close game.

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