July has been an interesting month for Detroit sports with contributions coming from all over sports and an obvious goat. Here is a look at some of the best and worst from the month of July.
Miguel Cabrera: Miggy hit .344 with nine home runs and 34 runs batted in to help the Tigers go 16-10 during the month of July. It was his best month so far this season in all categories.
Justin Verlander: JV had another outstanding month going only 3-2 but with an ERA of 2.43 and a WHIP of 0.97.
Martin Mayhew/Jim Schwartz: These men made the right decision in releasing Aaron Berry after his second arrest. This wasn’t a football move but it was effective in showing that the team wasn’t going to put up with that kind of off-field behavior anymore.
Kyle Singler: The Duke grad played last season overseas and has come back to look like a solid contributor to the Pistons next season. He averaged 10 points a game and looked good on both ends of the court, but will need to improve on the boards to stick with the team.
Ryan Rayburn: The season-long struggles have continued for Rayburn as he hit .149 in July with no home runs and just four RBI’s. With the addition of Omar Infante his playing time should continue to diminish, but manager Jim Leyland still likes to play him, why I’m not really sure.
Aaron Berry: The former Lions corner was released by the team on July 23 after his second arrest of the month, first was a DUI and the latest was for pointing a gun at three people. He apologized for his actions but the team was tired of dealing with the off field issues of the players and made Berry an example.
Rick Porcello: Another player not having a good month as he went 1-1 with an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.59. With the trade for Anibal Sanchez it should take some of the pressure off of Porcello, but with Drew Smyly set to return to the lineup his spot in the rotation may be in danger.
Ken Holland: Almost seems like blasphemy to put Holland in the same group as Millen but it hasn’t been the best month for the Wings GM. Missing out on free agents Zack Parise and Ryan Suter followed by missing out on a chance to sign Shea Weber to an offer sheet. The Wings still need help on defense and a solid goal scorer so we will see what kind of magic Holland has up his sleeve, might be the Captain next month.
So what do you the fans think about this month in Detroit sports? Did someone else stand out in either category and who was the best (The Captain) and worst (Millen) for the month of July? Let us know at @DSBloggers on Twitter or on Facebook or in the comments below and we will tally up the votes later this month to determine the best and worst Detroit sports had to offer in July.
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For what its worth I believe you would be safe throwing Austin Jackson on the Captians list. I’m not entirley sure what his July stats were…. but I know hes up there in on base percentage, and he continues to hit above 300. Show Ajax some love!!!