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    The Tigers will designate Dontrelle Willis for assignment tomorrow

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    The Tigers will designate Dontrelle Willis for assignment tomorrow, according to the team's official Twitter feed. The move will free up a roster spot for Max Scherzer, who is being called up to start tomorrow's game.

    Willis, still just 28, has been a disappointment since coming over from the Marlins prior to the 2008 season. Overall he posted a 6.86 ERA in 101 innings with the team, including a 4.98 ERA in 43.1 innings this year. He won just two games in a Tigers' uniform, missing time with everything from knee hyper-extension to forearm tightness to anxiety disorder.

    The Tigers have ten days to trade, release, or waive the former Rookie of the Year, but are still on the hook for his $12MM salary this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    The Tigers will designate Dontrelle Willis for assignment tomorrow, according to the team's official Twitter feed. The move will free up a roster spot for Max Scherzer, who is being called up to start tomorrow's game.

    Willis, still just 28, has been a disappointment since coming over from the Marlins prior to the 2008 season. Overall he posted a 6.86 ERA in 101 innings with the team, including a 4.98 ERA in 43.1 innings this year. He won just two games in a Tigers' uniform, missing time with everything from knee hyper-extension to forearm tightness to anxiety disorder.

    The Tigers have ten days to trade, release, or waive the former Rookie of the Year, but are still on the hook for his $12MM salary this season.
    something the Mets should think about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Met57 View Post
    something the Mets should think about...
    Good lord please no.

    The guy is a shell of his former self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Danza View Post
    Good lord please no.

    The guy is a shell of his former self.
    i meant sending Ollie and his 12 million packing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Met57 View Post
    i meant sending Ollie and his 12 million packing...




    I was thinking the same thing.

    A change of scenery (and league) trade might help both players.

    Are the Tigers on the hook with Willis for 2011?

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    "A disappointment since coming over from the Marlins ..." ???

    He was awful with the Marlins before he was traded. He simply played for the Tigers as bad as he did for the Marlins. The Tigers were hoping that he would rebound, but he never did.

    The guy is done. His bad seasons equal his good seasons now (4 good season followed by 4 straight bad seasons).
    Last edited by SMC; 05-31-2010 at 12:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
    I was thinking the same thing.

    A change of scenery (and league) trade might help both players.

    Are the Tigers on the hook with Willis for 2011?
    Buster, Dontrelle sucked in the NL the last season he was there as well.

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    Man remember when this guy was considered one of the better pitchers in the game? Amazing how fast he fell.

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    Strange to see, you don't usually see pitchers fall apart like this unless there's an arm injury of some sort.

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