Team 103: The 1989 Tigers

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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Year: 1989 Record: 59-103 Win Percentage: .364 Win Percentage Change: -.179 Run Differential: -199 Pythagorean Record: 61-101 AL Finish: 14th of 14 Manager: Sparky Anderson á Best Transaction: The re-signing of Dave Bergman Seriously. No slight disrespect intended here for Bergman, but if re-signing a guy like Bergman is your best transaction, then you are in serious trouble. The Tigers didnÆt make a meaningful trade, free agent signing, or draft pick in 1989. Bergman played for the Tigers from 1984 to 1992, so keeping him on board was probably a popular move for the fans. ThatÆs the best I can come up with. á Worst Transaction: The draft This is before the Randy Smith era, so the blame here falls on Bill Lajoie. Lajoie spent the Tigers' first-round pick, No. 21, on Greg Gohr. Sadly, G ...

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