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Spring Training

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The Prince Fielder Era Begins

21.02.2012 13 comments

Ahhhhh, pitchers and catchers… You ready for your Prince Fielder bp photo/video overload?  ESPN covers it here.  Even the local guys in Lakeland had to work. So let’s throw some predictions on Prince out there.  I’ll set the over/under on HR at 38, RBI at 112, and OPS at .940.  Your thoughts?  

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Slimmed Down Miggy and Other News

16.02.2012 16 comments

Alex Avila is reporting that Miggy is “20-25″ lbs lighter.  Can you tell (images)? Tom Gage breaks down the 40 man here.  They are at 24 signed after yesterday. Kate Upton is moonlighting as a spokesmodel for MLB2K12. See JV getting just a tip or two here. Comerica is getting a face lift.  Look for […]

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Tigers Spring Training TV Schedule

09.02.2012 2 comments

I see ya teleprompter.  ESPN is gonna pick up 3 games. TV Dates: March 14 — ESPN March 19 — ESPN March 20 — ESPN March 21 — Fox Sports Detroit March 29 — Fox Sports Detroit March 31 — Fox Sports Detroit April 4 — Vs. Toledo Mud Hens — Fox Sports Detroit

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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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Uh-Oh…Cabrera arrested again for a DUI

17.02.2011 28 comments

(photo from Detroit Free Press online) – Here’s the story in the Freep.  And ESPN.com.  As you would imagine, it’s pretty much everywhere.  This story from an outlet in Florida, quotes Cabrera as saying “I’m going to (expletive) kill him” when asked who he was with. I think this is much deeper than a ballplayer […]

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Pitchers and Catchers

14.02.2011 7 comments

Happy Pitchers and Catchers everyone. A few things that I’m looking for in spring training: 1) 2B, whose job it is anyway?  By all accounts, Carlos Guillen is our 2B, but he won’t be ready until mid April.  So Willy Rhymes and Scott Sizemore will be splitting duties in the interim.  What happens if one […]

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It’s Kelly right?

29.03.2010 6 comments

Yesterday Jim Leyland dropped some hints as to what his preferred 25 man roster would be when the team breaks camp this week. Actually he’s been dropping hints all along but he certainly helped to remove some doubt yesterday. It appears that Don Kelly will be the last position player on the roster.

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Putting eggs in the Willis basket

28.03.2010 23 comments

The battle for the back end of the Tigers starting rotation has been the story of the spring for Detroit fans. The Tigers are counting on two of the Jeremy Bonderman – Nate Robertson – Dontrelle Willis trio to bill out the last 40% of the starters innings. Bonderman has pretty much had the 4th spot assured leaving Robertson and Willis battling for the 5th spot. But with Robertson outpitching Willis by most measures, it appears that Robertson is on the block and Willis has that last spot. A dangerous proposition to say the least.

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Maybe that helped us

19.02.2010 32 comments

Thanks to Jason Beck for tweeting the line of the day. Dave Dombrowski was talking about Johnny Damon and the White Sox interest and offered up this gem. Dombrowski also confirmed that the Tigers have an offer out to Damon, and that he expects the saga to end, but that isn’t nearly as entertaining.

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Because the centerfielder has to leadoff

19.02.2010 46 comments

With spring training underway there has been a flood of news bubbling up from Lakeland (and of course there are those pesky Johnny Damon rumors). But one that caught my eye was Jim Leyland’s dismissal of Scott Sizemore as the number two hitter. Somewhat understandably I suppose he doesn’t want rookies batting in the top two spots. But why pencil in Austin Jackson as the leadoff hitter in the first place?

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Could Brandon Inge be poised for a breakout?

11.04.2009 17 comments

The often offensively challenged Brandon Inge started out the season homering in 3 straight games. While he has dropped off the 162 homer season pace he was on, there is some statistical evidence to suggest that Inge may be on his way to an improved offensive year.

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Analysis: Breaking down today’s roster decisions

01.04.2009 5 comments

Today’s roster decisions pretty much wrapped up nearly 2 months (and in some cases even more) of speculation. There is one spot yet to be decided. That will go to either Jeff Larish or Brent Clevlen, though the Tigers are reportedly in trade talks with the Pirates regarding Clevlen. (ironically, or at least coincidentally, such a trade would displace former Tiger Craig Monroe) But with 96% of the roster decided we shift our guessing from personnel to performance.

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