Mar 11, 2019
Long time Detroit podcasters and bloggers Greg Eno and Al Beaton
are The Knee Jerks!
Eno and Big Al return from a longer than expected hiatus to discuss
all things bad - namely what's happening with the Detroit Red
Wings, Tigers and Lions - and the one surprisingly good and
entertaining team, the surging Detroit Pistons.
Along with playing the Birthday Game and naming our the Jerk of the
Week, this week's topics include:
A sad day in Hockeytown - Red Wings great NHL Hall of Fame member
and leader of the player union movement Ted Lindsay died at age
So much for Team Tank - 12-2 since February 1 and winners of 5
straight, the 34-31 Detroit Pistons are the hottest team in the
NBA, playing themselves into the playoff picture. But are you ready
to buy into this suddenly entertaining, but still flawed,
Addition by subtraction - The Pistons surged in the standings after
dealing Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson, opening up playing time
for Luke Kennard, Langston Galloway and Wayne Ellington, who have
been shooting lights out from the 3 point line.
The Big 1 are now the Big 3 - The Pistons run not coincidentally
started when Andre Drummond started playing strictly to his
strengths and Reggie Jackson rediscovered the 2015-16 version of
himself, forming a true Big 3 with an All-NBA level Blake
The Tigers sign a legit big league 2nd baseman - Former 2-time All
Star Josh Harrison joined the Tigers, inking a 1-year, $2 million
incentive laden contract.
Time to worry about Michael Fulmer? The 2016 Rookie of the Year
once had a fastball that hit 97 on the gun. But his 3rd knee
surgery this past off season forced a change in his delivery,
reducing velocity. During
Fulmer's 3rd Lakeland start, that fastball was now sitting at 88-92
Nicholas Castellanos having second thoughts - Word out of Lakeland
has the Tigers' right fielder now interested in negotiating a
contract extension. Being he brings more to the Tigers than he
would anther team and having see veteran free agents get smaller
and shorter deals, this should not be a surprise to
Is Lions' GM Bob Quin preparing to make a splash in free agency? It
appears so. By releasing 3 starters (Glover Quin, TJ Lang, Nevin
Lawson) the Lions are now more than $45 million under the salary
cap. With numerous roster holes to fill, free agency and the draft
just became far more interesting for Lions fans.
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