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nate
06-18-2009, 09:34 PM
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News comes from Tom Gage of the Detroit News (http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/tigersblog/index.php?blogid=1643) that the Tigers are benching Magglio Ordonez indefinitely.
Ordonez hasn't been terrible with the average or plate discipline, but his power has disappeared. His season line is .273/.347/.343 entering Thursday's game, and with two home runs all year, he simply hasn't been a middle-of-the-order hitter.
Between Ordonez's benching and the news that Carlos Guillen may not return this season (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9688026/Bad-shoulder-could-cost-Tigers), the Tigers are facing a power deficit. While they are in first place now, it is hard to imagine they will stay there all season without adding some offense.
Keep in mind, Ordonez receives $18MM in 2010 if he gets 135 starts or 540 plate appearances in 2009, or 270 starts or 1,080 plate appearances in 2008-2009 combined. Considering he had 144 starts and 623 plate appearances in 2008, that means his benchmarks are actually 126 starts or 457 plate appearances in 2009.
Consider that Ordonez is already at 57 starts, 242 plate appearances in 2009, and figure "indefinitely" will mean "most of the time" for the remainder of the season.

flyer85
06-18-2009, 09:43 PM
too bad there Reds can't bench a couple of their anvils

Jpup
06-18-2009, 10:35 PM
It's amazing what happens to guys when they stop doing steroids and/or HGH.

jojo
06-18-2009, 10:40 PM
It's amazing what happens to guys when they stop doing steroids and/or HGH.

Getting old does that too....

Jpup
06-18-2009, 10:47 PM
Getting old does that too....

Yeah, but guys don't lose all their power when they get old.

Blitz Dorsey
06-18-2009, 10:49 PM
It's amazing what happens to guys when they stop doing steroids and/or HGH.

David Ortiz could not be reached for comment.

dougdirt
06-18-2009, 11:40 PM
Man, imagine if the Reds had a guy with nearly a .350 OBP to bench because he wasn't cutting it.

Brutus
06-18-2009, 11:44 PM
Man, imagine if the Reds had a guy with nearly a .350 OBP to bench because he wasn't cutting it.

I'd settle for a third 350 OBP guy in the starting lineup lol

As far as Mags, I still maintain he's lost his bat speed. His K's are way up, fly balls are down, power is down and line drive percentage is down.

Sea Ray
06-19-2009, 01:20 AM
This is why Dusty isn't half the manager Leyland is...

reds44
06-19-2009, 03:18 AM
Man, imagine if the Reds had a guy with nearly a .350 OBP to bench because he wasn't cutting it.
Chris Dickerson says "oh hai"

KronoRed
06-19-2009, 04:19 AM
Chris Dickerson says "oh hai"

Does that guy still play for us? :D

Ron Madden
06-19-2009, 04:40 AM
Does that guy still play for us? :D

He's still on the roster and PHs every now and then but he never gets to play anymore. We gotta give Dusty time to think about these things.