Defense

  • Junkballing: riding the river of news

    A startling amount of news from the beat writers and analysis from bloggers today. Inge likes catching, Cabrera at first base, and more. Inge says...

  • Cabrera to first, Guillen to third

    Huh. Wow. Huh. That was pretty much my reaction when I heard the news on my drive home from the game that Miguel Cabrera is...

  • Junkballing: Baserunning, blocking, projections

    Some of my Tiger blogging brethren have clever names for their link round up posts, like Bless You Boys “Like Stripes on the fur coat...

  • Color me surprised, Tigers like Cabrera’s glove


    credit Roger DeWitt
    I'd consider this the first bit of surprising news coming out...

  • Optimal Sub

    For the last few seasons, sabermetrician Tom Tango has conducted a defensive survey called The Fans Scouting Report. I’ve mentioned it in the past, and...

  • One more post on Comerica’s outfield

    There are a few items that didn’t fit into the other posts about the outfield park factors that I wanted to wrap up. First I...

  • Outfield Park Factors part 2

    Earlier in the week, I questioned the widely held belief of whether with an outfield like Comerica Park’s the Tigers should have 2 centerfielder-types to...

  • Comerica Park’s outfield is so big…

    “How big is it?” You need 3 center fielders to cover all the ground out there Okay, as a joke it’s awful, but it is...

  • The Coda

    Wrapping up some outstanding items from what very well could be one of the most significant trades in franchise history… Replenishment Peter Gammons astutely pointed...

  • Where should Cabrera play?

    Jim Leyland was quoted yesterday talking about how this deal and the players they acquired were like a presents under the tree. Well, now that...

  • The Tigers Defense – What are the Odds?

    Over the last month or so, David Pinto has released the majority of his studies using his probabilistic model of range (PMR). Today we’ll delve...

  • Handing out hardware

    It’s award season and they are coming out fast and furious. Over at SB Nation they have been releasing the results of their blog ballots....