Happy Hump Day! (A day so-called, of course, to honor the Hunchback of Notre Dame, whose name - Quasimodo - is Latin for "Wednesday," which means "hump." Related: I may have already had too much coffee today.)
As the Winter Meetings move into their third day, there has still been little-to-no movement from the Tigers' camp, which has everyone in Tiger fandom asking the obvious question: how the heck is Jim Leyland these days?
Your Leyland quote of the day: "I'm too hyper. I'm too hyper to sit at home."
Sorry to ruin your day with that news. Unless you think that Rondon is going to be part of improving the bullpen, in which case, you're welcome for the pick-me-up.
Elsewhere, in the "good news" department:
Having Iglesias back on the diamond ought to significantly improve his chances of making the highlight reels in 2015. Excited? You bet I am.
Well, I suppose this explains why there haven't been any major Tigers signings or trades announced yet this week. Or ... does it? Meanwhile, elsewhere in the division ...
Chris Iott: "No one will complain that the Central Division is weak in 2015. That's good news for the Central. It could be very, very bad news for the Tigers."
Cue the scary music.
(Extra credit: write a 500-word essay on which AL Central team will give the Tigers the most fits in 2015. Show your work.)
On to our last item of business this morning.
Don't know if Tigers have interest in Nori Aoki but am told that Aoki has a lot of interest in Detroit, since middle of last season.— Jeff Riger (@riger1984) December 9, 2014
Well, of course he does. Who wouldn't want to play for the Divisional Juggernaut?
Until next time, kids.