Central Notes: Gonzalez, Tigers, Axford

A few items of note out of MLB's Central divisions …


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  1. Richard Ellard 3 years ago

    Smyly all the way!!!!!

    • RationalSportsFan 3 years ago

      I am a BIIIG Smyly fan, but he has only started 7 games above A-ball.  I think it would be wise to give him more time in AA/AAA (especially if Oliver’s simplified approach keeps yielding such these positive results).

  2. firealyellon 3 years ago

    So the white sox still have the best top to bottom rotation in the al central….

    Peavy
    Floyd
    Danks
    Sale
    Humber

    • RationalSportsFan 3 years ago

      Um…no.

      First of all, Verlander is so much better than anything the White Sox can offer.  Even if you expect significant regression from Fister, he is (at worse) right in line with everyone in the Sox rotation.  Maxwell vs Peavy, Floyd, or Danks is a close battle.  Ricky and Oliver/Smyly would both be right around the Sale/Humber level.

      If by “best top to bottom” you mean “most balanced” (as in the best guy is pretty close to the worse guy skill-wise, then yes, your are correct.

      (BTW: not taking anyhting away from the White Sox rotation.  Definitely battling the Indians for the second best rotation in the division.)

    • Matt Moore 3 years ago

      How? I would rather have
      Verlander
      Fister
      Scherzer
      Porcello
      Oliver/Smyly/Turner

    •  You’re funny………..

    • Richard Ellard 3 years ago

      Keep dreaming!

    • If Peavy stays healthy, Sale translates well to the rotation and Humber is the real deal, then you may have a case. But right now it has to be the Tigers

    • Pawsdeep 3 years ago

      The ace for the white sox would be the number 3 for Detroit.

    • Thomas 3 years ago

      Justin Verlander, defending MVP and Cy Young winner, Doug Fister, 7-1 with an ERA under two, Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello, two solid pitchers, and take your pick of Smyly and Oliver say HAHAHA….we’re over here.

    • JacksTigers 3 years ago

      I would take Detroit and Cleveland over Chicago. It’s not even close.

    • MetsMagic 3 years ago

      Chicago doesn’t have anyone on that staff that can match up with Verlander and Fister, assuming Peavy doesn’t bounce back to Padre form.

      I’d take Cleveland’s rotation with Masterson, Jimenez, and Lowe over the White Sox too.

  3. tigersfan27 3 years ago

    tigers should look at signing john garland over trading for lannan… cheaper move, with possibility of garland really stepping up like he has in the past.

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