Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Hendry, Lugo, Towers

On this day back in 2003, the Tigers became the first team in baseball history to have four pitchers make their Major League debut in the same game. The starter was 20-year-old Jeremy Bonderman, who gave way to 22-year-old Wil Ledezma, 25-year-old Chris Spurling, and 23-year-old Matt Roney before "veteran" closer Matt Anderson entered the game. Anderson was just 25-years-old at the time, but the first overall pick of the 1997 draft already had 210 big league appearances to his name. 

The Tigers went on the finish the season 43-119, and were rewarded by selecting Justin Verlander with the second overall pick the following season. Here's this week's set of links from around the web…

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10 Comments on "Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Hendry, Lugo, Towers"


Guest
5 years 3 months ago

You can also thank Kevin Towers for not trading Chase Headley for Nady and McLouth.

04Forever
5 years 3 months ago

119 loses, ouch.

As far as Lugo, of course its a good pickup, hell a division rival is paying you to keep him!

alphabet_soup5
5 years 3 months ago

119 losses is extremely bad, but without it the Tigers wouldn’t have drafted Verlander.

j6takish
5 years 3 months ago

2003 also led to the amicable Scott Boras/Tigers relationship. They had to overpay for marquee players, but in the long run I guess it paid off

04Forever
5 years 3 months ago

you are optimistic ill give you that.

jhd5787
5 years 3 months ago

That is the only way to stomach Lugo. Every time he makes an error as an orioles fan you just gotta keep reminding yourself that he plays for free. As a sox fan i watched him butcher routine grounders and felt sick knowing that he made(makes) 9 mil a year.

04Forever
5 years 3 months ago

hes the devil, i really dont know how he can sleep at night. what he is doing is just like robbing a bank. he should go directly to baseball jail with Barry Zito

myk13
5 years 3 months ago

That Kept Faith thing is stupid, and I’m a padre fan. Everyone passes on people in the draft. You could make one of these for every team as everyone has passed on All Star Caliber players.

joshelwell
5 years 3 months ago

Yeah, but it’s a Padres site, so it was only for Kevin Towers. Of course you can do that for every GM. But it’s still interesting to see which players they have now instead. And I still can’t believe he left Soria open to the Rule 5 Draft.

Suzysman
5 years 3 months ago

“A Cubbies Consilience throws some kudos Jim Hendry’s way for his offseason.”

Not screwing up as bad as you normally do gets you kudos now?

I will agree he has been better then we are used to as of late, but the offseason still sucked.