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Yahoo! Sports Writer Takes a Shot at the Tigers

25.02.2011 32 comments

Admittedly, the only reason I saw this was because I was browsing other Tigers blogs out there. But apparently, some guy named Jeff Passan over at Yahoo! sports has taken issue with the way the Tigers (affectionately referred to as the “Pussy Cats”) have handled the Cabrera issue.  You really should check it out.  Passan […]

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Cabrera, the day after.

18.02.2011 11 comments

(image courtesy of DetroitNews.com) I’m sure that most of you have read the Freep and News by now, they are both loaded with Cabrera stories. The central theme is that Cabrera is unlikely to report to camp tomorrow with the rest of the fielders, as the commissioner’s office and the union are involved in “the […]

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More on Victor Martinez

25.11.2010 12 comments

Despite this guy’s negativity, I really like the deal for a number of reasons.  (You really should check out that link if you want to see a good example of how to poorly build  an argument). 1) Other than his injury year of 2008, he’s had a WAR of 3.9 or higher (see Fangraphs here) […]

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Tigers sign Benoit (and Adam Dunn talk)

17.11.2010 22 comments

3 years at $16.5M is a hefty price tag for a setup guy who has really only had three good years over his 8 year career.  Benoit had a sick .68 WHIP last year with 75 Ks in 60.1 IPs.  Problem is, that he’s never had a WHIP lower than 1.17 in any of his […]

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Cabrera Wins Silver Slugger Award, and Hot Stove Talk (really Victor Martinez talk)

12.11.2010 15 comments

Miguel Cabrera won his third Silver Slugger award today, and joined Albert Pujols in the distinction of winning it at three positions (remember he predominantly played OF for the Marlins when he first came up). But on to the more pressing issues at hand: The Tigers are being routinely mentioned as the team most who […]

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2010 Offseason: Outfield (and DH)

09.11.2010 9 comments

With SS and 3B done, OF and Catcher remain the biggest needs for the boys.  I think it is safe to say that AJax will be starting in center, and the corner positions are up for grabs. In May and June of last year, Boesch in Left and Maggs in Right helped to form a […]

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2010 Offseason: The 2011 Rotation

07.11.2010 3 comments

Here’s what I see as set in stone, and what’s on the books for 2011: 1) JV – $12.75M 2) Scherzer – $~1.5M, arb eligible 3) Porcello – $1.536M, club option 4/5) Galarraga – under club control, but note that he’s Super-2 eligible thanks to a rather generously low hurdle this year (2 yrs, 122 […]

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2010 Offseason: Catcher

04.11.2010 3 comments

(shout out to Vince in MN) Yorvit Torrealba: 32/.271/.343/.378 Victor Martinez: 31/.302/.351/.493 A.J. Pierzynski: 33/.270/.300/.388 John Buck: 30/.281/.314/.489 Alex Avila: 23/.228/.316/.340 Buck is the cream of the crop, but he’s going to be pursued by quite a few teams, and 30 may be a little old for the long term deal that I’m guessing he’ll […]

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2010 Offseason: SS

01.11.2010 21 comments

I write this amidst a backdrop of Edgar Renteria headlines…Did you know that Thursday was his first 3 RBI game of the season… The short list for 2011 SS starts and ends with Jhonny Peralta.  The Tigers are sitting on a $7.25M club option, but they are leaning towards declining it (there is a $250k […]

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Inge named Marvin Miller Man of the year:

30.10.2010 4 comments

Inge named Marvin Miller man of the year.  The award is voted on by the players and is awarded to the player whose on-field and off-field performances most inspire others to “higher levels of achievement.”  I’ll leave that one open for you guys? This did not bode well for CG last year, maybe a trade […]

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2010 Offseason: 3B

26.10.2010 29 comments

I had planned to start with starting pitching, but last week’s Inge resigning prompts that we start at 3B. Inge benefited from a weak free agent class and DD’s inexplicable man-crush.  Two years, $11M, with a club option at $6M for the third.  $5.5M/yr isn’t all that bad, until you consider that: – he’s a […]

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What does Damon do about Damon?

24.08.2010 8 comments

Should Damon stay or should he go?

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