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Dane Sardinha Recalled

 OK, this is a really short post, and I’m sure 99.5% of anyone reading this post will not care the slightest but I had to vent my thoughts on the transaction the Tigers made Wednesday.  Okay, so Brandon Inge was placed on the 15-day DL by the Tigers.  Inge was platooning with Pudge Rodriguez at catcher for the Tigers and also playing third base and left field.  Inge was not a full-fledged starter but was getting a good number of at-bats.  So, with Inge hurt, the Tigers had to call up somebody, obviously that somebody was going to be a catcher to at least back-up Rodriguez behind the plate.  This is what AAA is used for.  When somebody gets injured for two weeks and you need a back up just make a call down to AAA and get somebody the manager recommends.  So in this case, the starter in Toledo got the call – Dane Sardinha.  Only one thing, Sardinha has .242 .OBP!!! Are you kidding me?  Are you telling me that you chose Dane Sardinha, who has .242 .OBP and a .255 .OBP last year, over Max St. Pierre who has a modest .333 .OBP, but heck, way better than Sardinha.  And the Tigers can’t use “power” as an excuse.  St. Pierre has the same numbers of home runs than Sardinha in less at-bats.  I said it at the beginning on the post, who really cares?, but hey this was a stupid move and I have to let everyone (the three people who will ever read this) know.                                                     
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