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Monday Morning Manager: My Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

My weekly take on the Tigers. Week of May 4-May 10: 4-2 This week: May 12-14: at Min; May 15-17: OAK
Goat of the Week I hate to do it to catcher Gerald Laird, but I’m going to place the MMM Goat Tag on him for last week. Actually, with him in a 1-for-32 slump, he could be two weeks’ worth of Goat.

But the reason I hate to do it to Mr. Laird is that he’s still backstopping well and calling good games. It’s just that he’s been a disaster at the plate. Then again, my being pleased at his acquisition had everything to do with defense and little to do with offense.

Plus, no one expected him to remain in the rarified air of .300+, as he was in the opening few weeks.

That s...

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