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Offline Spinman

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Re: Bally DFA'd by Tigers
« Reply #50: May 29, 2012, 02:29:43 PM »
Not to put it too subtley, but Bally is much better off not being here than being here.  He's a good guy, and has a great arm, but this team really needs bullpen pieces that can be sent back and forth to Syracuse, and there will be major league teams that will give him a chance to stick in the majors.  If not, while the pay isn't as good, the Tigers organization still values him, and spending time in Toledo near family is a good consolation prize.  With this team, he'd be squeezed out as soon as Lidge is ready or the mystery veteran is acquired.  It'd probably be great on one level to be with Strasburg, Stammen, and the guys he knows to reconnect when the team is doing well, but on another level he needs to move on to an organization that he can get a good career path.
Bally will end up in Toledo since he has cleared waivers. That is good news for our family and Collin. He can continue to work on the changes the Tigers want him to work on and we hope he will be in the bigs sometime this year. Go Nats! Go Bally! Go Tigers! :D

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: Bally DFA'd by Tigers
« Reply #51: May 29, 2012, 02:37:15 PM »
Good luck Spin, Bally, Ashley, and the whole clan.  toledo is a good place for him and he's in the right organization.  maybe he'll comeback to the majors later and kick my Red Sox's butts in the playoffs this year (you know, if both the Tigers and Sox play in the playoffs :pray: ).