Curtis Granderson really wanted to face Justin Verlander. (This sounds kind of like those commercials on all the time for that video game, though honestly I remember the commercials a lot better than I remember which game they're for. They need more distinguishing titles.)
"It was going to be fun," Granderson said. "I only faced (Verlander) once, in a batting cage. It was in the first couple days of spring training when the guys are just getting their arms going and the catchers are telling you what pitches are coming
Other links of interest:
Matt of Take 75 North shares his take on the recent roster cuts. He has the same questions I do about what the plan for SS Cale Iorg is in light of Audy Ciraco's deserved promotion to Double-A Erie.
A Tigers preview at Hitting The Cutoff Man Blog on SportsFanLive.com
Lynn Henning believes Dontrelle Willis's stats may look fine, but his stuff is lacking and that ultimately will cost him a spot in the Tigers' rotation and lead to his release.
- Billfer has a new post! A super-long Tigers season preview for Baseball Daily Digest.
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