Location: Hanging with Hamilton beneath the Mendoza Line
re: 2012 GIANTS...TROUT >
Well tomorrow Angels play Rangers and that series is always a fun one, Dempster is a fucking beast so I'm a bit worried. It looks like Angels rearrange the pitching so they are going with Weaver, Wilson and Greinke for this series.
You guys need some outstanding defensive capable players. Get rid of Peralta, put Miggy or Prince at DH/1B, start Victor at Catcher. Improve 3B/SS defensively and you should be good. Don't know what Infante's situation looks like. Quite frankly, the Tigers have to be one of the worse teams defensively in all of baseball.
Victor doesn't have the knees to last as a C for even half a year anymore. Peralta was quite ordinary this year, but unless you trade you aren't going to find much on the market for SS. And frankly, I'd rather have Peralta than a POS like Brendan Ryan who's all glove no bat. Infante is signed through 2013. Realistically, we need to get another pitcher that can K guys. While I like Porcello, he's about the polar opposite of what this team provides. Guys like Scherzer and Verlander can flourish because they don't rely on D as much.
Let me personally nominate Alex Rios for AL MVP this year. If he isn't heavily considered, then I would question the veracity of voters on the subject matter. Broke up the double play yesterday, which scored two crucial runs, and now he just hit the go ahead solo HR against Kansas City. Yes, Rios was miserable last year, but I don't know if there has been a more VALUABLE player in the MLB - so clutch.