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Arbitrary Arbiters

19.01.2014 32 comments

The reaching of contract agreements with 5 of 6 arbitration-eligible players is pretty big news, worthy of a post, I’d say. So here it is. All 6 are important pieces of the 2014 puzzle, and even if the agreements are no real surprise, given Dave Dombrowski’s track record with Detroit as far as arbitration goes, […]

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Happy New Year 2014

31.12.2013 81 comments

This is the year, isn’t it? Of course it is. Aside from the eventual World Series championship, perhaps we can look forward to more participation here. More comments, more readers, and maybe even some new voices up here at the bully pulpit. (Invite yourself, already.) There’s even a rumor of a site overhaul that would […]

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Scroll Relief II (Winter Meetings time)

12.12.2013 100 comments

That’s gotta look good right about now if you live anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Or maybe anywhere west of the Maginot Line, or east of the International Date Line (although, technically speaking…). How about anywhere south of the North Pole? It’s been a busy offseason so far for the Detroit Tigers, surprisingly so […]

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Miguel Cabrera Back to 1B

20.11.2013 126 comments

So many thoughts, more coming tonight. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Fielder and $30M for Ian Kinsler. Kinsler’s big contract is up in 4 years. Fielder’s bigger contract is up in 7. I’m going to start with Jim’s question below. There’s been a lot of discontent surrounding Kinsler down here, and it’s been rising for about a year and […]

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Scroll Relief

01.11.2013 23 comments

It’s safe to come out now. The you-know-what is over. I don’t know what it was supposed to prove, with the Tigers not in it, but I guess they’d already scheduled the event and couldn’t cancel on such short notice. (NOTE TO FUTURE GENERATIONS IN SEARCH OF CONTEXT: At this point in the offseason, the […]

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Game 2013.63: Tigers at Royals

11.06.2013 26 comments

35-27, first place 5.5 GA, losing streak at 1. Evan Reed is up, Jose Alvarez is down, and I think Jose Ortega is still down, though I’m not sure, and I’m not even sure if he was down to begin with. Losing track, too tired to count. (That’s funny, considering what follows….) MORE ON THE […]

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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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Your Early 2013 Off-Season Thread

30.10.2012 92 comments

I’d love to write a long piece to recap all the fun we’ve had over these past several weeks, and to celebrate the historic season by Cabrera and what could be another Cy Young entry for Verlander. But I don’t think any of us have forgotten that, and this picture is more reflective of how […]

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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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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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Hot Stove Talk, Part 3

30.11.2011 9 comments

I’m gonna get to the latest in A-Ram and others tomorrow (hopefully), but I wanted to put up a quick note about the Red Sox job.  Bobby Valentine beat out Gene Lamont, much to the chagrin of everyone reading this post, Paws, and the Tigers official scorer. – Maicer Izturis?  So who is on the […]

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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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