Managing & Strategy

  • Postcard from LA

    A collection of postcard sized thoughts on the Tigers weekend series against the LA Dodgers including: Armando Galarraga, Dontrelle Willis, NL strategy and more.

  • The week that was

    Things have been very quiet here at DTW lately. While it wasn’t my intention for things to go dark here, when it’s a one person...

  • Brookens returns to the big leagues

    The Tigers announced yesterday that Tom Brookens would be the new first base and outfield and base running coach. Brookens is an organizational soldier and...

  • Junkballing: Pitchers, Playoffs, Plunkings

    Debating Saturday’s starter, some news on a tiebreaker playoff game, and more from MLB’s punishment roulette wheel.

  • Porcello’s 15 starts

    Earlier in the week Jim Leyland made the announcement that Rick Porcello’s  next start would come July 21st and that he has 15 starts left....

  • Maggs and Clete to platoon

    The latest technique to milk productivity from Magglio Ordonez is to platoon him and only give him starts against left handers. Clete Thomas will form...

  • The Ordonez Kerfuffle

    The Magglio Ordonez benching/non-benching is the story that just keeps on giving. At this point I think everybody except Barack Obama has had their say....