Managing & Strategy

  • Leveraging Todd Jones

    WPA Leaders Rank Name WPA 1 J.J. Putz 6.17 2 R. Betancourt 5.38 3 Takashi Saito 4.27 4 Heath Bell 4.12 5 Joakim Soria 3.85...

  • Tigers extend Leyland

    The Detroit Tigers made it official today and announced a one year contract extension that will keep Jim Leyland managing the club through the 2009...

  • Rotation set, Jurrjens stays and Bazardo starts

    The Tigers have set their rotation and Jason Beck has it: This Fri-Sun at Minnesota: Robertson, Bazardo and Jurrjens Next Mon-Wed at Cleveland: Rogers, Verlander...

  • Broken Logic

    Jim Leyland answered questions about one of the most inexplicable managing decisions he’s made this year, batting Timo Perez 3rd. I’m not going to continue...

  • Thoughts in brief

    A mishmash of things I’ve been meaning to comment on… Craig Monroe I’ve read and heard much lamenting that Leyland is being too loyal to...

  • Postponed linking

    Definitely a bummer that there is no game today, but maybe it is for the best. Even yesterday I remember looking out at Magglio Ordonez,...

  • Leyland sets Opening Day lineup

    Jim Leyland decided on a lineup, at least for tomorrow. It is: Curtis Granderson Placido Polanco Gary Sheffield Magglio Ordonez Carlos Guillen Pudge Rodriguez Sean...

  • Leyland sets lineup and leadoff platoon

    It appears that Jim Leyland has settled on a lineup that he might use some of the time depending on the handedness of pitchers. One...

  • Jim Leyland on Neifi Perez

    Eric picked this up early on, and I saw the comments posted on MotownSports as well. Jim Leyland was interviewed today on the Stoney and...

  • Even more about lineups

    There’s a new Tiger blog, Dtown Baseball. It is authored by DTW commentor Eric Jackson. Eric did some further investigation into Tiger lineup configuration and...

  • Fun with line ups

    This week Lynn Henning wrote an article speculating on the Tigers lineup for next season. Henning in addition to penning his own lineup, concluded the...

  • Leyland gives us something to talk about

    Jason Beck has been all over the Winter Meetings. Today he’s got some Jim Leyland nuggets that warrant some discussion. The leadoff spot So the...