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2011 Season

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Charting Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA

06.03.2012 7 comments

Last week I wrote about Baseball Prospectus’ 2012 PECOTA projections.  There was some great feedback from everyone, including Lee’s line which suggested that PECOTA isn’t so much projection for a specific player, but rather a projection for a similar player based on that player’s past performance and comparables.  (Lee runs Tiger Tales and his Beyond […]

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Winding Down 2011

31.12.2011

Hello all – hopefully everyone is having a great holiday season and your bowl picks are hitting at better than 55%.  Not too much today, just a few notes in case you missed them over the past week or so.  (and thanks to a tip from Billfer I think we got a workaround on the […]

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2011 Winter Meetings

05.12.2011 38 comments

Your Winter Meetings thread.  I’ll update when I can, but I figure we’ll let the comments take care of the breaking news. Here’s what we already know – Jose Reyes is taking his talents to South Beach.  Did you know that they are the “Miami Marlins” now?  Isn’t that Jamie Foxx’s team in Any Given […]

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40-Man Roster Cont’d

25.11.2011

Sorry for cutting Wednesday’s post short but Turkey day plans were calling. In any event, to continue the discussion on the Tigers recent roster move, here’s some information on the remaining three prospects added to the 40-man roster: Tyler Stohr (RHP) The 25 year-old reliever spent 2011 in Lakeland and Erie. His ERA jumped from […]

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40-Man Roster Prospects

23.11.2011

Last week the Tigers set their 40-man rosters in order to protect players from the Rule 5 draft. In addition to the big league club and high-level minor leaguers, the roster includes 5 prospects whose names I mentioned many times throughout last season: Casey Crosby, Matt Hoffman, Tyler Stohr, Avisail Garcia, and Hernan Perez. In […]

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Justin Verlander for (edit: IS) MVP

21.11.2011 4 comments

Vote is coming out today at 2pm, and MLB.tv will have live coverage beginning at 1:30pm eastern. Rob Neyer would vote Jacob Ellsbury #1 and JV 5th.  (When did Neyer move to SBNation from ESPN.com?  When did SBNation become a legitimate sports news source?) Buster Olney writes that JV will get the most first place […]

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Hot Stove Talk, Part 2 (and other stuff)

18.11.2011 11 comments

Catching up on a few notes: – Looks like Gerald Laird may be bringing the party back to the Big D. – The Tigers are in talks with the Braves about Martin Prado.  Ian Casselberry did a great write up on why Prado would be a tremendous fit a few weeks ago here.  Prado is […]

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Awards Talk

03.11.2011 7 comments

There’s gonna be more in the coming days, but JV was named the Players Choice Player of the Year for 2011.  Besides having the most confusing name, this award is the top award bestowed by an all player vote, and produced for the MLB Network during a slow content period. It’s not the Cy Young […]

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World Series Game 7 Thread

28.10.2011 11 comments

Last’s night’s game was so incredible and had enough talking points to fill 19 hours of sports-talk time, which is exactly what is happening right now in the Metroplex.  I’d be curious to get everyone’s thoughts. I really don’t want to see the Cards win another one.

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2011: Thank You Tigers

17.10.2011 33 comments

(special thanks to Samara from Roar of the Tigers for allowing us to use her image.  Check out her brilliant work here.) Please add yours… Thank you Alex Avila for your perseverance. Thank you Jim Leyland for your class and an abundance of next-morning-talking-material decisions. Thank you Dave Dombrowski for Delmon Young, Wilson Betemit and Doug […]

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Game 2011 Playoffs.11: Tigers at Rangers

15.10.2011 65 comments

So it all comes down to this.  Tonight is either the last game–and the last game post–of the season,  or it’s the catapult into a deciding game 7 with our best postseason pitcher on the mound I like our chances to take this thing if we can make it to game 7, where the Rangers […]

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Game 2011.Playoffs.10: Rangers at Tigers

13.10.2011 91 comments

The Rangers have out bullpenned, out run, and out fielded the Tigers through 4 games of this series.  But that’s through 4, and this is a 7 game series.  There’s a reason for that. None of the Tigers losses have been lopsided (tack on runs excluded), and they have had distinct opportunities to win each […]

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