As the legendary poets of Twisted Sister once said, "We're not gonna take it anymore!" That's the theme on this week's episode of The Voice of the Turtle. With the team mired in mediocrity and worse days on the horizon, Tigers fans are searching for answers. What will the team do at the trade deadline? Will Brad Ausmus be around in 2018? When will the Tigers be competitive again?
In order to answer these questions, we asked for help. Chris Castellani, host of the Baseball Casanova podcast and curator of some epic post-game Twitter rants, joins us to yell, kick, scream, and pout over how bad things have gotten in Tigertown. We discuss whether the past decade of Tigers baseball has been a success, what the team needs to do in order to turn things around, and if Al Avila is the right man for that job.
Specifically, we dive into a few deep questions. Is Brad Ausmus to blame for the team's current struggles? How much faith should we have in Al Avila? What in the world was Mikie Mahtook doing on the bases on Tuesday night? Want the answers? Check out this week's episode to hear them.
Topics in this week's episode include:
- "Oh, we're saying **** now"
- Mikie Mahtook's Family Circus-esque baserunning
- Brad Ausmus' long, long, long four-year tenure in Detroit
- What do we think of the Dave Dombrowski era?
- The upcoming trade deadline and all the doom it brings
- Justin Wilson's trade value
- If Justin Verlander can actually be traded
- Listener questions!
- Bandwagon jumping