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Foulke You
02-26-2006, 10:46 PM
I always liked Percy. He had a nasty fastball in his prime and had himself a nice career including a World Series win in '02. Time to hang up the spikes. If he retires, are the Tigers still on the books for that bloated contract they gave him?

MLB.COM article on Percival:
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060226&content_id=1323589&vkey=spt2006news&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

RKMeibalane
02-26-2006, 10:54 PM
I always liked Percy. He had a nasty fastball in his prime and had himself a nice career including a World Series win in '02. Time to hang up the spikes. If he retires, are the Tigers still on the books for that bloated contract they gave him?

MLB.COM article on Percival:
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060226&content_id=1323589&vkey=spt2006news&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

That's too bad. Percival was one of the game's best closers for a long time. He always reminded me of Charlie Sheen's character from Major League, for some reason.

doublem23
02-26-2006, 11:22 PM
Always a shame to see guys as good as he was forced to leave the game because of injury.

But that's one less potentially dominant pitcher in the division.

Foulke You
02-27-2006, 10:51 PM
Always a shame to see guys as good as he was forced to leave the game because of injury.

But that's one less potentially dominant pitcher in the division.
True, one can't shed too many tears about a division rival getting weaker. A healthy Percival is good for 30-40 saves easy.

With Percival's violent 3/4 arm slot pitching angle, it's not too hard to see why he developed shoulder problems. I worry about the shoulder of Freddy Garcia down the road since he also has a slinging 3/4 arm motion. :(: