Team 79: The 1970 Tigers

Posted: 3rd December 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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Year: 1970 Record: 79-83 Win Percentage: .488 Win Percentage Change: -68 Run Differential: -65 Pythagorean Record: 74-88 AL Finish: 7th of 12 Manager: Mayo Smith Best Transaction: Traded Denny McLain, Elliott Maddox, Norm McRae and Don Wert to San Diego for Aurelio Rodriguez, Ed Brinkman, Joe Coleman, and Jim Hannan.á This was a blockbuster that sent some long time Tigers out of town.á McLain and Wert spent a lot of time in Detroit, but didnÆt have a lot left in their tanks.á Brinkman was older, but he had a couple of really good seasons with the Tigers, while Coleman topped the 20-win mark twice with the Tigers.á Auerelio Rodriguez was young, but he blossomed into one of the better defensive third basemen in the game. Worst Transaction: Releasing Earl Wilson.á Wilson was done as far ...

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