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Sanchez Resigned – 5 years for $80M

14.12.2012 71 comments

WOW. DD and Illitch came to play.

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Hot Stove Talk – December Edition

13.12.2012 29 comments

Hello DTW Friends – Considering the hottest story of the past week has been regarding Tom Brookens resurrecting his career at coaching 3B, I think it’s safe to say that we are in a quiet period. Which is the opposite of how Tom Brookens is handling the promotion(?). That said, I thought I’d put up a […]

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Hot Stove Talk Part Tres

28.11.2012 90 comments

(see what I did there? Tres? You can call me the blog post title Expert, if you’d like) It’s been a while, so let’s get caught up on Free Agent news around the club. There hasn’t been much movement around Detroit, but some interesting things nonetheless. I am fascinated by the Josh Hamilton situation. Living in […]

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Hot Stove Talk Part 2

14.11.2012 138 comments

Carrying over the previous thread (and this is over a few days, so some of the news is from Monday). – Open letter to TSE, dude, you gotta start making some specific recommendations. You’re turning away readers. I implore you, suggest a few actual deals. Everyone who reads knows that I let just about anything […]

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Hot Stove Talk Part 1

07.11.2012 103 comments

Just to stoke the fire a bit… Baseball Winter Meetings are Dec 3rd – 6th in Nashville this year. The potential free agents are all over the board, here’s what I’m finding: – 2 guys from CBSSports think that Josh Hamilton will be a Tiger. 1 guy from DTW thinks that this is ridiculous. Josh […]

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The Point is to Win

28.01.2012 6 comments

Not to make money. The fallout from the Prince Fielder bomb has been full of back row Joes claiming that this was a terrible signing by the Tigers and forecasting that the Tigers will rue the day they set up Prince Fielder’s off-springs’ off-springs for life.  The fatal flaw that I find with these numbers-based […]

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WOW

24.01.2012 32 comments

9 years, $214M…(SI) CBS Sports story here. Fangraphs blog by Dave Cameron.

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Brad Penny fills out the rotation (updated & Raburn news)

11.01.2011 22 comments

ESPN is reporting $3M, up to $6M with incentives.  A little high on the salary in my mind, but if he gets to $6M, it will be well worth it.  I think this is a great pickup, and fills out the rotation nicely. Penny sports a respectable career ERA of 4.11, and his best year […]

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Maggs is back for a year

17.12.2010 18 comments

1 year, $10M.  I love it. – Freep reports that Maggs turned down 2 year offers (via Jon Heyman’s twitter feed) elsewhere.  Not sure how much those were for. – Tom Gage breaks down the payroll implications. I love the 1 year commitment.  If he does well, we’ll overpay for another year, but we don’t have to […]

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More on Victor Martinez

25.11.2010 12 comments

Despite this guy’s negativity, I really like the deal for a number of reasons.  (You really should check out that link if you want to see a good example of how to poorly build  an argument). 1) Other than his injury year of 2008, he’s had a WAR of 3.9 or higher (see Fangraphs here) […]

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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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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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