Managing & Strategy

  • 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....

  • Tigers extend Jim Leyland

    The Tigers today announced the extension of Jim Leyland’s contract through the 2011 season. “We are happy to announce a two-year contract extension for Jim...

  • Edwin Jackson’s 132 pitches

    Edwin Jackson threw 132 pitches to help the Tigers complete a sweep of the Texas Rangers. Pitch counts and the hubbub around them are fodder...

  • Rotation shuffle

    With today’s rain out, the Tigers have changed their rotation, or have they demoted Zach Miner to the bullpen? The two different stories have a...

  • The one about the bullpen last night

    Gut wrenching losses are good fodder for second guessing (and page views). My thoughts and perspective on what happened last night (some of these may...

  • Oh those intentional base on balls

    The Tigers struggled with walks in 2008. This is well documented and fairly obvious with the Tigers issuing more walks than every team other than...

  • Tigers name Rick Knapp pitching coach

    The Tigers found their pitching coach, and they poached him from the Twins. He is Rick Knapp and he’s served as the minor league pitching...

  • Either Jim Leyland forgot to pack his razor…

    …when he left for Lakeland. Or he’s going with a new look. A beard and no cigarette.credit Roger DeWitt (Yeah, it’s been a long week...

  • More candid talk from the top, Leyland speaks

    Manager Jim Leyland was on Mitch Albom’s show and the Free Press has the transcript in 3 parts. The links to all follow, but here...

  • Position roulette, Inge and Guillen edition

    I was hoping to have a chance to run some numbers, but until I do I figured it was worth posting that Inge will play...

  • Dombrowski says Leyland will be back

    Dave Dombrowski told Lynn Henning and the Detroit News that Jim Leyland will be managing the Tigers next year. Seeing as this wasn’t a sound...

  • This new lineup isn’t a temporary thing

    The last 2 games have featured Magglio Ordonez hitting 3rd and Miguel Cabrera hitting clean-up. That’s going to last awhile, like into next season. I...