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AL Central

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How the Central Was Won and Where It Got Us


One way of measuring the Tigers against the other AL Central teams is to judge which of those opposing players could crack Detroit’s lineup. These guys aren’t necessarily “better than,” but I would argue that they are all “as good as” or darned close. (This kind of comparison doesn’t really work for pitching staffs; if […]

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2012: All Star Break (Updated)

09.07.2012 8 comments

All right…a few notes before the HR derby. – In case you’ve been under a rock the past 24 hours, JV is starting the AS game. Baseball tonight just ran a long feature on JV, he genuinely looks thrilled to get the nod. He joked that he doesn’t have to go 9, so no use […]

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Perusing the AL Central

07.06.2009 9 comments

The Tigers are welcoming back Jeremy Bonderman, but they aren’t the only team in the AL Central to be making some significant roster changes. Here’s a brief look at some intra-divisional goings on: Fausto Carmona dominated the Tigers earlier this season. The Tigers have the distinction of being one of the few teams he’s dominated. […]

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PECOTA hates the AL Central

10.02.2009 22 comments

Baseball Prospectus has posted the first iterations of the 2009 PECOTA numbers and have forecasted the divisions based on projected playing time and roster construction. Because we care about the Tigers around these parts I jumped immediately to the AL Central: CLE 84-79 MIN 79-83 DET 78-84 KAN 75-87 CHI 74-88 Wow. So the division […]

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About that Verlander-Sabathia match-up

06.07.2008 20 comments

For those of you looking forward to Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia locking horns (as if they were deer, what a dumb expression that is) on Tuesday night, you might have to settle for Justin Verlander and Jeff Weaver. That’s almost the same thing right? Sabathia has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for a […]

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A day of catch-up

31.01.2008 8 comments

There was quite a bit of news that trickled out today so let’s roll through it. Prospecting It was a day of top 100 lists as both Kevin Goldstein (BP) and Keith Law released their lists. It used to be that looking at these lists was really depressing for Tigers fans. And then for a […]

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Surging Central


A couple weeks back, on June 26th actually, I wrote that the claim of the AL Central being the toughest division in baseball is probably misguided. Since then the Central has been on a roll. Through the games on the 19th this is what the Central has done: W L DET 12 6 CLE 12 […]

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The 2007 Tigers Season Preview

30.03.2007 13 comments

For a stat heavy guy, here is a decidely stat-less look at the season ahead…

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Previews and Predictions

21.03.2007 12 comments

As we’re entering the final stretch of spring training, the 2007 predictions are starting to come with increasing regularity. Here’s what today revealed. Simulatin’ The Replacement Level Yankee Weblog ran a series of Diamond Mind Simulations. He ran 1000 seasons using each of PECOTA, Marcel, Chone, Diamond Mind and ZiPS. I summarized how the tigers […]

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AL Central now and in the future

09.03.2007 5 comments

It’s kind of an American League Centric day. This morning I woke up to be greeted by Baseball Analysts annual Two on Two divisional preview of the Central. The hosts select two bloggers, this time it was Brian from Tigerblog and one of my favorite Twins bloggers (the Twins may have the best group of […]

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Sox Series Preview

18.07.2006 1 comment

Last night Vince Galloro of Exile in Wrigleyville, and I did a chat talking about our respective teams and looking at the upcoming series. The transcript is up on Vince’s site.

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Tigers come home 5-1

09.04.2006 3 comments

It had to end sometime. The Tigers dropped their first game of the season, and their solo hold on first place. Detroit is now tied with Cleveland at 5-1, but I don’t really think anyone is complaining. The roadtrip saw far more positives than negatives. Kenny Rogers was hit around, and balls seemed to be […]

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