That's the sound of a garbage truck, hauling away last weeks trash. Alex Gonzalez in less than 3 weeks time, had a -0.3 WAR, which was the worst on the team.
Perhaps I should redefine what a hole is. 1) Worst player on the team 2) Below replacement level 3) Among the worst in the league. 3 strikes and you're out.
This is how the team fared for week 3:
C: 0.2 WAR, 7th in AL.
1B: 0.2 WAR, 4th in AL.
2B: 0.2 WAR, 6th in AL.
SS: 0.1 WAR, 11th in AL.
3B: 0.1 WAR, 10th in AL.
RF: -0.3 WAR 15th in AL.
CF: -0.1 WAR 10th in AL.
LF: 0.0 WAR 9th in AL.
DH: 0.2 WAR 3rd in AL.
Batting: 0.5 WAR 9th in AL.
SP: 0.6 WAR 7th in AL.
RP: -0.1 WAR 12th in AL.
Pitching: 0.5 WAR 10th in AL.
DRS: +2 (was -16 last week, and is now -14 for the season).
The holes from last weeks road trip at C, 1B/3B, SS, and CF got filled and covered by a backhoe thanks to our wonderful grounds crew at Comerica Park. But for back to back weeks, the Tiger's most glaring weakness, other than at SS, was in RF.
Overall Torii Hunter is -0.1 WAR, in the same territory as Josh Reddick and Nick Markakis, but better than Daniel Nava (-0.4 WAR), and Alex Presley (-0.5 WAR). Torii's -6 DRS this season is tied for the worst in baseball. Hopefully we see some improvement.
Last week, the square pen got roughed up a little also, but mostly due to Luke Putkonen's meltdown. Their ERA/FIP was 1.69/3.64 without LuPu, but 5.00/5.41 with him. The pen was led by Joba Chamberlain's superb 0.2 WAR/0.00 ERA/0.08 FIP week.
Finally, our team's defense for the week was on the positive side!