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Realism

30.03.2014 2 comments

re·al·ism [ree-uh-liz-uhm]   noun 1. interest in or concern for the actual or real, as distinguished from the abstract, speculative, etc. 2. the tendency to view or represent things as they really are. Now that we’ve read the best case and worst case musings of our other regular contributors, let me hit you with a dose of reality. 1. The Tigers are not going to stroll to the central title. The Central is going to be tougher than last year. Remember that the Indians […]

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News & Notes: 11-23-10 The Victor Martinez Edition

23.11.2010 19 comments

Lots of stuff to get to… - Rumor is that Tigers and Victor Martinez are close to 4 yrs/$50M.   Terry Francona is already weighing in on the loss of Martinez. – Tigers declined arbitration on Bonderman, Seay, Laird, Damon and Ordonez, and thus forego any compensation picks if any of these players are signed by […]

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2010 Offseason: Outfield (and DH)

09.11.2010 9 comments

With SS and 3B done, OF and Catcher remain the biggest needs for the boys.  I think it is safe to say that AJax will be starting in center, and the corner positions are up for grabs. In May and June of last year, Boesch in Left and Maggs in Right helped to form a […]

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2010 Offseason: The 2011 Rotation

07.11.2010 3 comments

Here’s what I see as set in stone, and what’s on the books for 2011: 1) JV – $12.75M 2) Scherzer – $~1.5M, arb eligible 3) Porcello – $1.536M, club option 4/5) Galarraga – under club control, but note that he’s Super-2 eligible thanks to a rather generously low hurdle this year (2 yrs, 122 […]

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Report: Verlander inks 5 year deal

03.02.2010 71 comments

The Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander have agreed to a 5 year contract worth $80 million according to Larry Lage of the AP. Verlander was at the Tigers Lakeland facility working out earlier today. The deal locks up the ace until the 2014 season and it bests the 5 year $78 million deal that Felix Hernandez received earlier this month.

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Tigers find enough in the cushions for Valverde

14.01.2010 181 comments

The Tigers today managed to scrounge up $23 million and invested that in Jose Valverde. The deal is reportedly 2 years and $14 million plus a $9 million option for a 3rd year. For a team looking to be more fiscally responsible and acquire cheap young high end talent to build for the future this move makes no sense.

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Ramon Santiago signs 2 year deal

16.12.2009 56 comments

The Tigers announced that they have signed Ramon Santiago to a 2 year contract. Santiago has 5.095 years of service time meaning that the contract secures him through his club control years. I’m a little surprised to see a 2 year deal for Santiago who is essentially a utility player. Terms weren’t announced, but Santiago […]

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Why moving Cabrera could make it harder to keep Verlander

06.12.2009 3 comments

The good news for Tigers fans is that according to Jon Paul Morosi a couple of sources say it is unlikely that the Tigers trade Miguel Cabrera this week. Salary relief would of course be nice, but Morosi raises another good point. Trading away a team’s best player likely sends the wrong message to the player you’d like to keep around.

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Tigers and the looming arbitration deadline

29.11.2009 12 comments

The Tuesday deadline for teams to offer their departing free agents arbitration is approaching. The Tigers have three cases that are garnering some attention in Placido Polanco, Brandon Lyon, and Fernando Rodney.

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The Dombrowski Presser

08.10.2009 42 comments

Dave Dombrowski met with the press today and fielded questions for about an hour. Jaosn Beck, Tom Gage, and John Lowe had it covered. There is enough there to warrant about 6 posts worth of further explanation. But until that happens…

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This whole release Ordonez business

07.06.2009 33 comments

There has been a growing sentiment that the Tigers need to release Magglio Ordonez. Ordonez has a very expensive $18 million option for 2010 that will automatically vest if Ordonez notches 249 more plate appearances this season. He also has a $15 million option for 2011 that vests if he has 270 starts or 1080 plate appearances between 2009 and 2010 (info from Cot’s Contracts). I think it is clear to everyone that Ordonez is a very long shot produce like a “$15 million player.” But if the Tigers cut him, it won’t be as simple as walking away from money owed.

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Tigers agree to terms with Justin Verlander

03.02.2009 45 comments

The Tigers and Justin Verlander have agreed to terms on a one year deal. I’ll update with terms when I find them. And the streak of not going to arbitration continues for Dombrowski. UPDATE: It’s 3.675 million. A couple hundred thousand less than I thought. Also know that this doesn’t prevent a longer term deal […]

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