Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tigers in the World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic Rosters were announced yesterday. Here are the Tigers' players:

Curtis Granderson

Miguel Cabrera
Magglio Ordonez
Carlos Guillen
Armando Galarraga

Chinese Tapei:
Fu-Te Ni

Andrew Graham
Brendan Wise

Yurendell de Caster

The Tigers' four best hitters will be on display during this tournament. I'm a bit weary about Galarraga being on an abnormal schedule, especially with his injury history and large innings jump last year. I will certainly be keeping an eye out for Ni, as I am particularly curious about what he brings to the table. Brendan Wise is another dark horse arm (probably headed for Erie) known for his sinker. Graham and de Caster are roster filler at best.

Media Guides:
The Tigers have posted their media guide for the 2009 season here. They've also posted the 2008 guide, as well as archived guides from 1960-1982. I've been digging through this for information, which is why there has been somewhat of a delay in the roster projections. I plan to pick those up with the MLB position players this afternoon.

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