I was watching the Dodgers-Phillies game last night and I heard that Jose Cruz Jr. has 187 career home runs. That got me thinking that he has a chance at reaching 300 career home runs. I'm pretty sure that Cruz would be the worst player in baseball history to reach 300 home runs. I looked up the list and here are the candidates.
Cleary, all of those players are better than Jose Cruz Jr. Jeromy Burnitz and Reggie Sanders will reach 300 soon. I think Reggie Sanders would immediately earn the title of "worst player ever to reach 300 home runs." Although, Sanders has been far from a bad player.
On a different note, I think Alan Trammell will be fired soon. I don't have any inside information but the Tigers are falling fast. There was so much excitement about the direction of this team early in the season. After it seemed as though the Tigers weren't going to contend, it seemed that people were happy that they would at least have a shot at finishing above .500. Now, there's really no hope of anything. The whole team is in a tail spin and this is precisely when the head coach gets the axe. I would expect Tram to be let go if, and when, the Tigers get below 10 games under .500. I suppose it's possible that Dombrowski has made up his mind that Trammell will be back next season for sure but I have a hard time believing that Dombrowski would take that stance. Dombrowski can't let the pessimism surround this team get any worse. Don't be surprised if Tram is shown the door very soon.