Managing & Strategy

  • Ah, the closer by committee

    The Tigers are going the route of closer by committee. Sort of. In the sense that Kyle Farnsworth, Fernando Rodney, and Joel Zumaya will all...

  • What to make of Jim Leyland

    I’ll be honest. I was going to break my rule about swearing on the blog and use some expletives in the title and direct them...

  • Todd Jones out as closer

    Jim Leyland hasn’t been shy about making changes to established roles this season. He quietly announced a big one on the radio pre-game show with...

  • Willis being mixed into rotation

    It’s been a couple weeks since Dontrelle Willis came off the disabled list. He’s made all of one appearance. That will change this week when...

  • McClendon- “batting average is the most overrated statistic”

    Hitting philosophy Hitting coach Lloyd McClendon said runs scored, followed by on-base percentage, are the most important statistics. “Batting average is the most overrated statistic...

  • Shuffling the deck and rehab news

    A cornucopia of Tigers news that has come out today. Jim Leyland is prepared to make some changes, even if it means hurting some feelings....

  • Unintentional Consequences

    As I watched intentional walks by Tigers pitchers lead to runs on both Sunday and Monday this week, it seemed to be an all to...

  • Thoughts on Jones and the lineup shuffle

    Isn’t it something that we waited and waited to get the anticipated lineup together. First Granderson was injured, and then Sheffield and Polanco. And then...

  • Leyland to make drastic change to lineup

    Following last night’s game a frustrated Jim Leyland suggested that he “might shake up the lineup a little bit” for Sunday’s game. He did just...

  • When managers attack: Part II

    With the Tigers struggling the first two weeks, there has been a lot of grumbling that manager Jim Leyland needs to light into the team....

  • One lineup question answered

    One of the few mysteries for Tigers fans to debate this spring is the batting order. The players that will comprise that lineup have...

  • 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...