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Dombrowski is “confident” he’ll trade Galarraga (UPDATED: Trade)

19.01.2011 15 comments

According to the Freep, DD is actively shopping AG after he was bumped from the roster today to make room for Brad Penny. Crazy, because they just signed him to a 1-year, $2.3M deal.  Why sign him and then toss him like an old moldy bag of tangerines, you ask, Coleman?  Here’s why. No one […]

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News and Notes: 11.30.2010

01.12.2010 19 comments

- Zach Miner has been designated for assignment. Assuming he clears (I’m sure he will), he’ll be a free agent on Friday.  But the Tigers are likely to bring him back.  He’s been a great spot starter and will be a good long man starting off in 2011.  Good info on the rationale for taking […]

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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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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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Robbie Weinhardt gets the call

07.07.2010 153 comments

We here at Detroit Tigers Weblog have long been supporters of Robbie Weinhardt, so we’re thrilled to see him get his promotion to the big club. Armando Galarraga was optioned down to make room. The team doesn’t need a 5th starter before the All Star break, but they do need relief help after Andrew Oliver’s […]

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Porcello Optioned to Toledo

20.06.2010 20 comments

Well, it worked for Max Scherzer. The Tigers have optioned struggling second year pitcher Rick Porcello to Toledo to try and find the sinker and pinpoint command that he featured in his first season.

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Adam Everett DFA’d

06.06.2010 52 comments

After today’s game the Tigers designated the contract of Adam Everett for assignment. Danny Worth has been recalled and will be in a time share with Ramon Santiago most likely at shortstop.

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Dontrelle’s End

30.05.2010 17 comments

After two and a half years of expectations, hope, patience, and frustration the Tigers have finally cut bait with Dontrelle Willis as he has been designated for assignment to make room for Max Scherzer. Is this decision a move towards less tolerance for failure, or just a matter of “enough is enough”?

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Thinking more about the roster shuffle

16.05.2010 2 comments

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know how Carlos Guillen moving to second base will work. However I like the move and I like what the Tigers are trying to do.

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