Al and Kurt welcome back former managing editor Ian Casselberry, lead MLB writer for Bleacher Report's Horsehide Chronicles, on this edition of the Bless You Boys Podcast.
BYB Podcast 65 and a running time of 1:14 and features Kurt Mensching, Al Beaton and Ian Casselberry
- Kurt rips LA Times hack T.J. Simers.
- Torii Hunter does all the leg work in order to become the newest member of the Detroit Tigers.
- Will Hunter be as good of a fit on the field as it looks to be on paper?
- Why not sign Melky Cabrera or one of the other free agent options?
- Can you learn to love a former Twin?
- Rumor mongering: Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta.
- Would signing Drew be a lateral move, at best?
- Rumor mongering: Rafael Soriano.
- Is Scott Boras attempting an end around past Dave Dombrowski to directly hit up Mike Ilitch for a deal?
- The Tigers have several in-house closer candidates, including the much hyped Bruce Rondon. The money it would take to sign Soriano would be better used elsewhere...but does Ilitch want a big name?
- Rumor mongering: Corner outfield.
- Which outfielders are on the Tigers' free agent radar?
- Would you be content opening the season with Andy Dirks as the full-time left fielder?
- The Ryan Raburn era is over, as are numerous BYB memes.
- The Winter Meetings are nigh. Will the Tigers make some noise? Will it be a LOUD noise?
- A full post season share for a member of the Tigers is $284,275.50, about half the minimum MLB salary. Nice coin for a month's work for guys like Quintin Berry.
- The Dodgers have agreed to a local cable TV contract with Fox Sports which is worth $6 BILLION. With their FSD deal up in a few years, this bodes well for the Tigers' financial future.
- The man who changed baseball (and sports as a whole) forever as head of the MLBPA in the 60’s and 70’s, Marvin Miller, passed away on Tuesday. Miller's influence on baseball is at the level of a Jackie Robinson, yet he is not in the Hall of Fame.
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