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2007 Season

Tigers have 3rd best draft in 2007

25.10.2007 4 comments

While it is probably a little premature to rate any draft after only 4 months, this is especially true in baseball. In many cases drafted players haven’t played in a league type setting, or if they have the experience has been limited to short season ball. Still, Baseball America likes the early returns for the […]

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Bang for the buck

25.10.2007 3 comments

Net Win Shares Value is Dave Studeman’s attempt to assess the value of a player and their contract.  He released some of his findings today, and there are several Tigers items worth pointing out. Net Win Shares Value looks at the 3 different classes of players (not eligible for arbitration, arbitration eligible, and free agents) […]

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The World Series

23.10.2007 6 comments

I’ve somehow made it all the way through the playoffs without actually blogging about them. It’s not that I haven’t cared, I’ve watched the games. It’s just that I haven’t had a lot to say. That’s still true, but this is the World Series and all. Will the Rockies stay so ridiculously hot? Will the […]

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Leveraging Todd Jones

06.10.2007 22 comments

WPA Leaders Rank Name WPA 1 J.J. Putz 6.17 2 R. Betancourt 5.38 3 Takashi Saito 4.27 4 Heath Bell 4.12 5 Joakim Soria 3.85 6 J. Papelbon 3.72 7 Joe Nathan 3.63 8 F. Rodriguez 2.95 9 Hideki Okajima 2.93 10 Pat Neshek 2.83 11 Carlos Marmol 2.8 12 Brandon Lyon 2.8 13 J. […]

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First base irony

02.10.2007 15 comments

At the start of the 2006 season the Tigers had a log jam at first base with Dmitri Young, Carlos Pena, and Chris Shelton set to man that position and DH. Pena was jettisoned in the spring, while Dmitri Young battled legal and substance abuse problems spending a chunk of the season on the DL […]

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The 9th Inning

02.10.2007 1 comment

All season, reader Sam Hoff has been calculating the team’s performance over 18 game stretches. Why 18? Because it represents 1/9th, or one inning of the season. Here is his 9th inning report. Thanks to Sam for his contributions all season The 9th Inning is over. Each 18 games represent 1 inning of a baseball […]

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Breaking down the Dombrowski pow-wow

01.10.2007 43 comments

Dave Dombrowski held court today in what was deemed an informal availability session and broached a number of topics.  Jason Beck was first to the web with the bullet points.  Definitely click through to Beck’s reporting, but I’ll weigh in on the bullets as well. Pudge Rodriguez No decision yet on Pudge and Dombrowski indicated […]

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Stay classy Sean Casey

30.09.2007 11 comments

While there is a lot up in the air regarding the Tigers roster, one thing isn’t and that is Sean Casey’s future.  Casey met with Dombrowski and Leyland and they let him know he won’t be returning. This isn’t a big surprise given the Tigers announcement that Carlos Guillen would be moving to first base.  […]

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Game 162: Tigers at White Sox

30.09.2007 36 comments

PREGAME: Sigh. List of team and offensive feats that may happen today so there is something to root for: Magglio Ordonez needs to not go 0 for 6 and Ichiro Suzuki needs to not make an out and the Tigers have their first batting champ since 1961.  Maggs is also looking to see if he […]

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Game 161: Tigers at White Sox

29.09.2007 30 comments

PREGAME: So Jim Leyland announced that Magglio Ordonez wouldn’t be playing tonight taking away the most compelling story line for the Tigers. I guess we’ll just have to settle for seeing if the Tigers can solve the riddle that is Gavin Floyd. Floyd has allowed 1 run in his last 2 starts combined against Detroit. […]

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Game 160: Tigers at White Sox

28.09.2007 21 comments

PREGAME: Tonight it will be Javier Vasquez taking on Kenny Rogers. Vasquez has been on a mission as of late with 33 K’s, and only 3 walk in his last 21 1/3 innings pitched. Rogers has been solid since returning from the disabled list compiling a 2.96 ERA in 4 September starts. He’s fanned 18 […]

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Game 159: Twins at Tigers

26.09.2007 81 comments

PREGAME: The last home game of the year. [blogger looks melancholy] A couple years ago I started going to the last home game of the year and it’s kind of become a little tradition. Kind of like opening day only sadder. Still, it’s my own way of saying good bye to summer. It’s overcast and […]

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