Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Spring is in the air

Hope springs eternal in Arizona and Florida this time of year. Dreams of watching the Tigers restore the roar this summer are sure to abound in metro Detroit right now.

Billfer is definitely getting into the swing of things.

Here's another link to add to your bookmarks for use every February and March: The Ledger. It's Lakeland's daily newspaper and usually has a Tigers article every day during spring training. Here's a quote from Jim Leyland in
today's article
"I'm not going to mention names, but from what I've seen out there on the mounds -- I know they haven't faced any hitters and I don't know if they can get an out -- but not many teams have as many guys who flip it up there like I've seen the last few days."

So Leyland's not naming names? I will. Justin Verlander, Joel Zumaya, Jeremy Bonderman, Fernando Rodney, Roman Colon, etc. The Tigers have some absolute flamethrowers on the 40 man roster.

Here are some more articles from the Ledger.

And a bunch of articles from the Detroit News:
The lineup is finally healthy
Rogers to start opener
Healthy Guillen, skinny Dmitri

And the Tigers weblog on Mlive from Danny Knobler which contains the following bombshell:

The word from Venezuela continues to be ultra-positive about Carlos Guillen. Someone said today that he's now considered THE BEST player in the country. That's high praise in that country. I look forward to seeing him.

Yeah, Venezuela is home to such players as Miguel Cabrera, Magglio Ordonez, and Bobby Abreu. And Carlos Guillen might be the best? I'll believe it when I see it, but it's good to see he's rounding back into 2004 form when he was the best shortstop in the majors instead of injury riddled 2005 season.

Yep, spring is in the air.



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