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Domeshot17
07-31-2006, 10:25 AM
picked up Sean Casey, not sure for what, was just on Cold Pizza

The Dude
07-31-2006, 10:27 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5832350

Didn't see this posted anywhere. Interesting move and another bat to the Tigers if this is official.:o:

Casey's stats
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/5930

BanditJimmy
07-31-2006, 10:29 AM
Big Bat?

The Dude
07-31-2006, 10:31 AM
Big Bat?

Well at least he used to have a big bat!:tongue:

Britt Burns
07-31-2006, 10:32 AM
If this is the Tiggers big move for the post season, I am not impressed.

Madvora
07-31-2006, 10:35 AM
Just looked him up and he's recently been out a with a rib injury (out of yesterday's game.)
.296 average with low power numbers (3 HR and 29 RBI.) I don't know too much about the guy, but Shelton is Detroit's 1B right now hitting .277 with 16 HR.

sox230
07-31-2006, 10:37 AM
Great trade, they didn't give up any big pitching prospects for a quality bat. I heard they demoted Shelton. The pirates are everything that is wrong with baseball.

INSox56
07-31-2006, 10:38 AM
I'd say the Pirates GM should be fired for this...jeez. The guy may have small power numbers but a 296 avg....FOR A DOUBLE A RELIEVER? Wow, you couldn't ask for just a little bit more? career 304 avg....and you give him up for a AA reliever with DECENT numbers

DaleJRFan
07-31-2006, 10:39 AM
They needed another leftie bat, not a bad deal for them. I guess this was the best available bat considering the market.

russ99
07-31-2006, 10:41 AM
Just looked him up and he's recently been out a with a rib injury (out of yesterday's game.)
.296 average with low power numbers (3 HR and 29 RBI.) I don't know too much about the guy, but Shelton is Detroit's 1B right now hitting .277 with 16 HR.

I do like Casey, but he's been strictly an NL guy and could struggle against AL pitchers. If this is the Tigers' big deadline acquisition and Shelton is demoted, this is a big step down for them, and makes them slightly more catchable for the division lead. Still, that won't happen unless the Sox pitching gets significantly better.

ShoelessJoeS
07-31-2006, 10:43 AM
Good move by the Tigers, this should make them more dangerous.

Craig Grebeck
07-31-2006, 10:44 AM
Casey is an offensive wasteland. The Pirates get his ridiculous salary off the books for the rest of the year. Good move.

Oblong
07-31-2006, 10:45 AM
Shelton has been garbage since April. No risk for Detroit. Shelton goes down to the minors.

Casey's a FA so it's a 2 month experiment. The prospect that was given up wasn't anything special.

It's a minor move that if it fails won't really impact the team.

BeviBall!
07-31-2006, 10:45 AM
A solid contact hitter that is always around .300 with a decent glove. Gives them a lefty/righty platoon with Shelton.

sox1970
07-31-2006, 10:46 AM
A solid contact hitter that is always around .300 with a decent glove. Gives them a lefty/righty platoon with Shelton.

Shelton was sent down, I hear.

Pequod
07-31-2006, 10:46 AM
Interesting move. The list of teams in the hunt for Soriano is getting shorter. Sox, Yankees, and Tigers are probably no longer interested. Maybe the Angels get him by default?

BeviBall!
07-31-2006, 10:49 AM
Shelton was sent down, I hear.

Wow. Was he doing THAT bad?

MarySwiss
07-31-2006, 10:51 AM
Shelton was sent down, I hear.

I hope you're right. He's another guy I hated to see come to the plate against us.

Huisj
07-31-2006, 11:18 AM
Wow. Was he doing THAT bad?

He had 10 homers in April, and has been pretty bad since. Had 1 homer and 8 RBI in May, 4 homers and 8 RBI in June, and 1 homer and 9 RBI in July.

I'm just so sad I won't be able to hear Rod Allen go on and on about "BIG RED" anymore.

viagracat
07-31-2006, 11:22 AM
Shelton was sent down, I hear.

Didn't Shelton once lead the world in HRs earlier this year? :o:

Sounds like a good move by Detroit. Not that they needed a lot of help. :(:

Procol Harum
07-31-2006, 11:27 AM
Excellent trade given what they had to send to Pittsburgh--Tiggers will have to have an absolute epic meltdown to blow their lead...here's hopin'...

Oblong
07-31-2006, 11:43 AM
Shelton's had 6 HR since May, none at home, and is slugging about .370 since.

Not exactly 1B type numbers.

Tiger Style
07-31-2006, 11:45 AM
Shelton was sent down, I hear.

Yeah, Casey and Dimitri Young will be playing over at 1st base now..

JB98
07-31-2006, 11:50 AM
Wow. Was he doing THAT bad?

In addition to his recent struggles at the plate, Shelton is a butcher at first base. The Tigers are better off with Casey because at least he can catch the ball over there. And they needed a left-handed stick to balance out their right-handed dominated lineup. Not sure that Casey is the answer in that regard, but it's a reasonable move by the Tigers.

CAREY33
07-31-2006, 12:05 PM
If this is the Tiggers big move for the post season, I am not impressed.



This was a good move by the Tigers. They needed a left handed=bat. This is a bigger post season move than we made last year, and it turned all right for us.

Chicken Dinner
07-31-2006, 12:13 PM
Shelton's error yesterday sealed his fate.

PatK
07-31-2006, 12:36 PM
Shelton hit half of his homers the first 10 days of his season.

This trade doesn't scare me.

BeviBall!
07-31-2006, 12:37 PM
With Casey gone, the Bucs need a firstbaseman. Torres for Gload is a distinct possibility.

Huisj
07-31-2006, 12:53 PM
With Casey gone, the Bucs need a firstbaseman. Torres for Gload is a distinct possibility.

How many right handed setup guys can we have in one bullpen? MacDougal, Riske, McCarthy, plus a right handed closer with Jenks? Where does Torres fit into that? Maybe they go to a 12-man pitching staff since the starters can't seem to pitch past the 5th inning lately?

BeviBall!
07-31-2006, 12:55 PM
Maybe they go to a 12-man pitching staff since the starters can't seem to pitch past the 5th inning lately?

That's what I'm thinking.

Domeshot17
07-31-2006, 12:59 PM
Maybe we can now move Brandon out of the set up/mop up role and into the rotation, and send javy to that role since he seems to get through the first 3 innings ok.

munchman33
07-31-2006, 01:17 PM
Just looked him up and he's recently been out a with a rib injury (out of yesterday's game.)
.296 average with low power numbers (3 HR and 29 RBI.) I don't know too much about the guy, but Shelton is Detroit's 1B right now hitting .277 with 16 HR.

Yeah, but most of those homers came in the first ten days of the season. Casey is a bigger bat than Shelton.

Tiger23
07-31-2006, 01:22 PM
Yeah, but most of those homers came in the first ten days of the season. Casey is a bigger bat than Shelton.

Shelton has been a black hole in the lineup. Casey is a line drive hitter who should thrive with Comerica Park's gaps. Brian Rogers is not a legitimate prospect. Great trade.

Unregistered
07-31-2006, 01:26 PM
Shelton hit half of his homers the first 10 days of his season.
Who didn't see that coming?

PalehosePlanet
07-31-2006, 01:35 PM
Shelton has been a black hole in the lineup. Casey is a line drive hitter who should thrive with Comerica Park's gaps. Brian Rogers is not a legitimate prospect. Great trade.

Really? I have a couple of friends that are Reds fans that were thrilled when Casey left for Pittsburgh. I don't know the stats but they said that he was a powerless, unathletic, double-play hitting machine.

I think Shelton is the better player at this point.

Jjav829
07-31-2006, 01:37 PM
With Casey gone, the Bucs need a firstbaseman. Torres for Gload is a distinct possibility.

No, it's not. Look for a Grabow-for-Shealy deal before 3 p.m.

SABRSox
07-31-2006, 01:39 PM
Not a bad trade for PIT. They weren't going to re-sign him anyway. Might as well pick up a prospect.

SABRSox
07-31-2006, 01:41 PM
With Casey gone, the Bucs need a firstbaseman. Torres for Gload is a distinct possibility.

They're fully expecting Brad Eldred to be their 1B next season. I doubt they go too crazy for a stopgap, especially since they're not contending.

Jjav829
07-31-2006, 01:43 PM
Shelton has been a black hole in the lineup. Casey is a line drive hitter who should thrive with Comerica Park's gaps. Brian Rogers is not a legitimate prospect. Great trade.

Should thrive? Casey is what he is. He's not getting any better. He's extremely slow, doesn't walk much and has very little power. It's a solid pickup because the Tigers needed a lefty and Shelton wasn't doing much, but if you're expecting Casey to be anything great, you've set the bar way too high.

SABRSox
07-31-2006, 01:48 PM
Should thrive? Casey is what he is. He's not getting any better. He's extremely slow, doesn't walk much and has very little power. It's a solid pickup because the Tigers needed a lefty and Shelton wasn't doing much, but if you're expecting Casey to be anything great, you've set the bar way too high.

Sean Casey = Chris Sabo for 1995 White Sox. He was going to "thrive" on the South Side too.

getonbckthr
07-31-2006, 01:56 PM
I don't feel this really makes Detroit any better. As far as the Pirates go they signed him last offseason, knew in their minds they weren't going anywhere this season and ended up getting a prospect in return. Nice job by Pittsburgh.

BeviBall!
07-31-2006, 02:14 PM
No, it's not. Look for a Grabow-for-Shealy deal before 3 p.m.

Shealy is going to be a good one.

Tiger23
07-31-2006, 02:36 PM
Should thrive? Casey is what he is. He's not getting any better. He's extremely slow, doesn't walk much and has very little power. It's a solid pickup because the Tigers needed a lefty and Shelton wasn't doing much, but if you're expecting Casey to be anything great, you've set the bar way too high.

I'm expecting him to be better than Shelton, which isn't setting the bar high at all. He doesn't make the team unbeatable, but he certainly is an upgrade.

It also allows Shelton time to try find his stroke at Toledo so he can hopefully start again at 1B next year.

thomas35forever
07-31-2006, 02:41 PM
I'm not too sure about them sending down Shelton. I have a feeling that by the end of the year, they'll wish they didn't.

Craig Grebeck
07-31-2006, 02:56 PM
Shelton has an OPS .046 higher than Casey, and that came in Comerica, which is a much larger ballpark than PNC. Puzzling deal.

Tiger23
07-31-2006, 03:25 PM
Shelton has an OPS .046 higher than Casey, and that came in Comerica, which is a much larger ballpark than PNC. Puzzling deal.

Do you understand the tear he went on at the beginning of the year? That OPS argument simply doesn't apply because any numbers Shelton has that look remotely decent came fro mthe first two weeks of the season.

I'm telling you guys, Shelton has been absolutely horrible, and for a long time too. At the plate right now, he looks about like I would if they threw me in there. He is constantly fooled and when he makes contact it is weak.

They might regret bringing in Casey if he doesn't play well, but there is no way they will regret sending Shelton out. He is hurting the team right now.

Chisox003
07-31-2006, 03:32 PM
Good pickup for the Tigers.

A career .300 hitter, LH no less, and experienced for the stretch run. He may not add a lot of thunder, but he's still a damn good hitter.

Tiger Style
07-31-2006, 05:09 PM
I'm not too sure about them sending down Shelton. I have a feeling that by the end of the year, they'll wish they didn't.

He'll be back up by September, or by the playoffs at the very latest, when they expand the rosters...

MarySwiss
07-31-2006, 06:58 PM
He'll be back up by September, or by the playoffs at the very latest, when they expand the rosters...

There you go assuming again...:cool: