The Tigers must be enjoying their last day off this season, albeit in Cleveland. While they rest up for the final two weeks, we’re left to root for the White Sox to wear down the Twins over the next three days. But even under these circumstances I cannot support an Ozzie Guillen/A.J. Pierzynski-led team.
- In all the blather about Magglio OrdoÃ±ez‘s $18-million option trigger, one thing people failed to note has been his remarkable durability over the life of the contract.
Other than the first year of the deal, 2005, when his knee was still recovering and a sports hernia limited him to 82 games, OrdoÃ±ez has played in an average of 153 games — 94 percent. Fact is, the Tigers didn’t expect much of him in ’05.
This season he’s played in 120 of 149 games (81 percent) and if he plays in the remaining 13 games he’ll play in 82 percent.
In all, not bad for a guy who the Tigers and their fans feared might not play more than one season — at best — in Detroit.