From the monthly archives:

June 2005

Roster Moves

14.06.2005 5 comments

The Tigers bit the bullet and put Carlos Guillen on the 15 day disabled list. They also optioned Marcus Thames to Toledo. Replacing Thames is Alexis Gomez. Jason Smith will take Guillen’s place. To make room for Smith on the 40 man roster Gary Knotts was placed on the 60 day DL. I’ll update this […]

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Striking out

12.06.2005 9 comments

2nd inning, 0 outs, Runners on 1st and 2ndMarcus Thames strikes out looking 2nd inning, 1 out, Runners on 1st and 3rdVance Wilson strikes out looking 3rd inning, 0 outs, Runners on 1st and 3rdBrandon Inge strikes out swinging 3rd inning, 2 outs, Runners on 1st and 2ndMarcus Thames strikes out swinging Two early inning […]

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Drunk Punch

09.06.2005 5 comments

So the Urbina-Polanco trade took a very interesting twist today with Danny Knobler’s report that Urbina was part of an alcohol fueled altercation on the team’s flight to LA on Sunday night. Knobler isn’t saying which player Urbina was fighting with, just that it wasn’t just one player. Jayson Stark further reports “Ten guys wanted […]

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Ugueth Urbina Traded for Placido Polanco

08.06.2005 20 comments

Let’s start with the facts and move on to the analysis. The Tigers have sent closer Ugueth Urbina, their most tradeable commodity, along with Ramon Martinez for Phillies infielder Placido Polanco, the Phillies most tradeable commodity. The Tigers have definitely improved their second base position which has been an offensive blackhole this year. Tigers second […]

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Random Numbers

08.06.2005 5 comments

Just a short post today as I peruse various stats: Last night’s 8-4 win over the Dodgers was the first game the Tigers have won by more than two runs since May 8th. With Pudge’s 4 for 5 night he appears to be returning to the Pudge of old – with one exception – he’s […]

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The Draft

07.06.2005 7 comments

I’ll be updating this post throughout the day as the Tigers make their picks… 1st Round (10th pick): Cameron Maybin 6-3, 200lbs T C Roberson HS North Carolina The Tigers selected high school outfielder Cameron Maybin with their first pick in the 2005 draft. Baseball America had him rated the 2nd best high school prospect […]

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Therapy that rhymes

07.06.2005 2 comments

Still feeling bad about that loss on Sunday? Was it compounded by last night’s loss to the Dodgers. Read this for therapy in a blog. Oh, yeah – it ryhmes. Brilliant!

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Give Away Day

06.06.2005

Once again the Tigers capped off what could have been an impressive homestand with a loss. If it feels like a recurring theme, well it is. The Tigers have had 5 homestands this year, and have lost on get-away day 4 of the 5 times. Mike Maroth picked up the loss yesterday, despite keeping Baltimore […]

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Ledezma out, Percival back

05.06.2005 1 comment

You had to see this one coming. On a night where the Tigers offense puts up 7 runs in the first 3 innings, and your starting pitcher can’t protect the lead even through the 5th inning… This isn’t the end of Wil Ledezma as a starter, but the Tigers don’t have the luxury of letting […]

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Mapping the Central

03.06.2005 8 comments

The Hardball Times updated their Win Shares stats through May 31st, and I’ve updated and enhanced the treemap. Below is the map for the entire AL Central. The lightest color is offensive win shares, the darkest color is fielding win shares, and the in-between color is pitching. To see a larger image just click on […]

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Re-reacting

03.06.2005 4 comments

As the Tigers battled for their 3rd come from behind victory in the last 4 games, I couldn’t help but think about how much lamenting there was about the Tigers lack of clutch hitting over the last few weeks. Also, as they pulled out another one run win and they moved to 16-15 in games […]

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A glorious night at the balllpark

02.06.2005 7 comments

Finally. While Opening Day was a spectacular way to start the season, what with the temperature in the 70′s and the demolition of Kansas City, my luck since then hasn’t been so hot. First there was the game that was snowed out against the Twins. Then a couple of one-run losses to the Red Sox, […]

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