Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
KCP - Kentavious Caldwell Pope
WAR - Wins Above Replacement
FIP - Fielding Independent Pitching
LD% - Line Drive Percentage.
LOOGY - Left Handed One Out Guy
B/S - Batman/Superman
Even after the horror at Penn State, the lunatic at Rutgers, and even lately up at Oakland, I completely support Tino Martinez, so I'm glad Rosenthal has given him the chance to speak out. When I'd first heard the story on Sunday, I thought, 'what!?' This was one of the good guys in baseball. Then I saw the ages of the Marlins players, and guessed this was more of the entitled era of kids acted like punks. Tino lost his cool, but not to the degree of what was mentioned above. Martinez wasn't seeking much. Pathetic and petulent attitude from those Marlins kids and players.
The cost for the Tigers to acquire Javier Lopez is probably too high. Scour the landscape and there's like another LOOGY with a sub .200 average against LHs the Tigers can obtain for a PTBNL. Mike Gonzalez, a LHP for the Brewers doesn't have that dominant splits against LHB (RHB hit .257, LHB hit .256) that I'd want the Tigers to chase. Lefties only .215 against the Padres Joe Thatcher, but he's still arb eligible, not much reason to SD to move him unless they're blown away.
I'm still wary of the Tigers middle infield moving forward. But I'd still move Porcello for Kendrick if the Angels would be interested. More depth on Kendrick and the also available Erick Aybar here. Sure, SP depth is eroded without Porcello, so an injury would do damage - crosses fingers - but for the final 1/3 of the season Scherzer, JV, Fister, Sanchez and Ortega (Jurrjens? Bonderman? LOL), would be enough.
After Bane blew up the football field, how was the league and scoring affected.
Outside of Batman, no comic adaptation has me more exciting than X-Men: DOFP. Read the comic, watched the 90s cartoon, I'm set. The viral site for Trask (Peter Dinklage) Industries is up, and more awesome than you could imagine. Aggregated content here.
This guy at MTV Splash does an incisive investigation trying to piece screwy continuity and timelines together, worth your time.