Who’s Your Tiger in 2007

by billfer on February 4, 2007 · 48 comments

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The very popular Who’s Your Tiger campaign will be back for 2007. What started out as a way to introduce Detroit fans to the current roster in 2005 took on a life of its own last year.

Who’s My Tiger? Curtis Granderson.

Who’s your Tiger?



Ed February 4, 2007 at 8:24 pm

My Tiger is Dave Dombrowski.

My wife’s is “PlaPo” (her term of endearment for Placido Polanco)

Kurt February 4, 2007 at 9:12 pm

Mine’s gotta be Curtis Granderson as well, but JB is a close second.

Rob February 4, 2007 at 9:16 pm

Bonderman would be number 1. Granderson and Zumaya a close 2/3.

JML February 4, 2007 at 10:03 pm


Adam February 4, 2007 at 10:13 pm

Oh, no doubt about Inge

David February 4, 2007 at 10:37 pm

Inge then Guillen and Maroth, I can’t choose 1.

On a side note, a former player who stunk for us is rumored (take from it what you will) to be receiving offers from at least three MLB teams, one being us. The player, Juan Gonzalez. The only help he gave our team was a rival for higgi.


Jeff K. February 4, 2007 at 10:45 pm

Zumaya is my Tiger, followed by Bonderman.

Todd February 4, 2007 at 10:48 pm

Justin Verlander. My dad and I saw his debut in Cleveland in ’05 and I saw him pitch in the WS in ’06. I just love to watch him.

Tim D February 4, 2007 at 11:46 pm


Jake February 5, 2007 at 12:49 am

Bondo no doubt.

Go Tigers!

Kurt February 5, 2007 at 1:26 am

Morosi says the Tigers have no interest in Juan Gone.


I think in the minor league system it would be a low-cost, low-risk move but I doubt he cares to go that way.

Jojo SunDevil February 5, 2007 at 2:46 am

BONDERMAN!!!! Followed by a close second, Granderson

ginn February 5, 2007 at 7:02 am


Brian February 5, 2007 at 9:20 am

Brandon Inge, but Nate Robertson is slowly moving up.

Walt February 5, 2007 at 9:42 am

Any tiger not named Neifi.


tbsgc February 5, 2007 at 9:42 am

Granderson is definitely my Tiger!

My wife’s Tiger/Mud Hen is Chris Shelton

Kyle J February 5, 2007 at 10:16 am

Gotta stick with Inge. Second place to Maroth. I guess I’m a softie for the guys still around from the 119-loss season.

Greg February 5, 2007 at 10:41 am

If for no other reason than he hasn’t been named yet, my Tiger is … … Carlos Guillen.

Steve "Just say no to Direct TV" February 5, 2007 at 11:05 am

Inge for me,

Pugde for my nine year old.

My wife likes Maggs because he’s handsome (compared to me most men are)

Nate February 5, 2007 at 12:03 pm

Definitely, Carlos Guillen.

Riley February 5, 2007 at 12:13 pm

Top three for me, all of whom are separated by mere thousandths of a point, are: 1) Guillen; 2) Bonderman; and 3) Robertson.

Chris in Nashville February 5, 2007 at 12:18 pm

I’m a big Craig Monroe fan…….and Carlos Guillen….and Zum Zum…….but gun to my head, pick one, I’d say Zumaya. Love watching that guy do his thing.

Chris Y. February 5, 2007 at 12:34 pm

A year ago, I never thought I’d say this:


The guy is clutch, goes hard every play, and knows who he is….and picking a pitcher from our stable is like choosing between War Admirla, Secretariat, Seabiscuit, Seattle Slew, Barbaro, etc. — you get my point.

C’ MO’.

Chris Y. February 5, 2007 at 12:35 pm

A year ago, I never thought I’d say this:


The guy is clutch, goes hard every play, and knows who he is….and picking a pitcher from our stable is like choosing between War Admiral, Secretariat, Seabiscuit, Seattle Slew, Barbaro, etc. — you get my point.

C’ MO’.

Pat February 5, 2007 at 12:38 pm

Polanco, Maroth, and Jones

Phil February 5, 2007 at 1:39 pm

Placido Polanco. I love a gamer.

Joey C. February 5, 2007 at 1:42 pm

Gotta go with Polanco followed by C’Mo.

Steve " Just say no to Direct TV" February 5, 2007 at 2:55 pm

Joey C,,,, Well you are alive. Dan called looking for you. jk. Glad to see your still around.


EZ February 5, 2007 at 3:18 pm

The Gambler. His performance, which I was very lucky to see live, against the Yankees and Randy Johnson in Game #3 was the best performance I have seen by a Tiger since Trammell in ’84. Rogers followed up that performance with an additional 15+ (!) innings of shutout playoff and World Series pitching. Not to mention his tutoring of our young arms, his celebrating with the fans, and Opening the year with a GEM against KC. KR, you set this city on fire! Thanks for ’06. Tiger number 2, how has he not been mentioned yet, Jim Leyland!

ivantopumpyouup February 5, 2007 at 4:43 pm

A tie between Vance Wilson and Joel Zumaya.

Nate A February 5, 2007 at 5:09 pm

‘Nother vote for the man with a flashy glove and a cannon arm. Everyone’s favorite 3B, Brandon Inge….sans beard-like thingy.

Sideshow Cecil February 5, 2007 at 5:14 pm

No one likes Pudge anymore, eh?

I’m a Granderson man myself.

Teymour February 5, 2007 at 5:23 pm

1) Bondo — 18-20 wins, 200+ IPs, 200+ Ks
2) Shef — 30+ hr, 120+ RBI’s
3) Zoom — Just plain Nasty

Dave Wagner February 5, 2007 at 8:09 pm

Kenny Rogers/Mike Maroth

Jordan February 5, 2007 at 8:54 pm

Carlos Guillen. I got a thing for short-stops.

Worm February 6, 2007 at 12:19 am

Craig Monroe. I’ve had to defend this guy for at least two years now to Tiger fans. When are they gonna be convinced?

Mike G February 6, 2007 at 11:03 am

My Tiger is Wilfredo Ledezma.

My positional Tiger is Curtis Granderson. As his season goes, so goes the team. Granderson, you best be ready to hit this year.

Ken from Cinci February 6, 2007 at 1:42 pm

Craig “see the ball go” Monroe. I just made that up, but I kind of like it. I have this gut feeling it won’t catch on.

Cameron in Singapore February 7, 2007 at 7:25 am

Carlos Guillen

Joey the K February 7, 2007 at 2:44 pm

#15 Brandon Inge

Paul February 7, 2007 at 3:27 pm

Granderson as well! I’m sponsoring his baseball reference page this year, too!!!

Emily Buchanan February 10, 2007 at 12:35 am

Where’s the love for Magglio Ordonez. After everything we have to thank him for last season and one person likes him because he is handsome?!? Magglio Ordonez is most definitely my future husband, he just doesn’t know it yet. He will, however, find out Monday April 2nd. I love him.. I need for everyone to know

Andy in WB February 10, 2007 at 12:52 am

Jim Leyland….at the 2006 Tiger fest when asked about the previous Tiger teams and their inability to take walks and move runners over he said, “that’s horsesh*t baseball, and IT WILL NOT be tolerated” then, when he was asked if players can’t or won’t bunt he simply said, “If I say bunt, they’ll bunt…next question.”

I’ll never forget that, and the fact that my favorite Tiger player changed every week.

my 13yr old said pudge and my 5yr old said Guillen (because he wore #9 in tee ball and Pudge (because he wants to be a catcher)

Jojo SunDevil February 11, 2007 at 4:28 am

My positional tiger is Pudge. I still say if it weren’t for him comin over and then workin with these young pitchers, we wouldn’t be where are.

He’s startin to hit like Ausmus, but that’s my Tig!

Walewander February 11, 2007 at 10:00 pm

Late to the party, but…


adr February 12, 2007 at 2:48 pm

“No one likes Pudge any more?”

I do! He’s my Tiger and until my six month old son turns “of age” (whenever he learns to speak and can annunicate another choice), I declare him to be his Tiger as well.

Deevud Las Vegas March 25, 2007 at 9:00 pm

who’s my tiger? i’ll stick with the battery…

pitcher: zumaya. there’s something that’s so primal about throwing 100+ mph gas. i love how leyland (sort of) uses him according to the bill james “relief ace” role.

position player: rodriguez. he’s like shaq in the sense that every team he goes to gets better–and that’s especially remarkable in baseball! should be an easy first-ballot hall of famer.

Trinita April 5, 2007 at 10:18 pm

Emily, I’m with you…

Maggs is the man!!!

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