Managing & Strategy

  • 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...

  • 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...