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Porcello and Perry make the team

01.04.2009 41 comments

It appears the Rick Porcello and Ryan Perry will be breaking camp with the Tigers. Details are still thin beyond that. I’ll update as more information floats North. Also, Mike Hessman was placed on outright waivers and Ryan Raburn was optioned to Toledo. That leaves 29 players in camp including Scott Williamson, Brent Clevlen, Jeff […]

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Zumaya, Willis to DL

29.03.2009 26 comments

The Tigers announced three more roster moves today. Not surprisingly Joel Zumaya will start the season on the DL as he tries to overcome his shoulder maladies. A little more surprising is that Dontrelle Willis will be joining him. The official reason is “anxiety disorder.” Clearly the team thinks that Dontrelle’s problem is mental which […]

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Bonderman not quite ready

28.03.2009 9 comments

According to Jim Leyland it is “highly unlikely” that Bonderman will be available to start the season. While Bonderman isn’t feeling pain at this point, his arm strength (or lack thereof) has his fastball sitting in the high 80′s instead of the low to mid 90′s. They are clearly playing things by ear at this […]

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Starting pitching not so ready

26.03.2009 9 comments

The news from Lakeland today is that Joel Zumaya and Jeremy Bonderman may not be ready by Opening Day. The Zumaya news isn’t at all surprising. The Bonderman news isn’t especially surprising, but a little concerning as he looks to regain velocity. But that’s not all… There is of course the Nate Robertson thumb injury […]

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Injuries for everyone

25.03.2009 6 comments

So the Tigers just get everybody back from the WBC, and then they lose Adam Everett and Nate Robertson in the first inning today. Everett sprained an ankle sliding into second and Robertson took a throw from Danny Worth on his pitching hand resulting in a sprained thumb. Neither injury sounds especially serious, but with […]

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Is this the year Thames gets traded

24.03.2009 24 comments

The trade winds are blowing. On Sunday Peter Gammons mentioned Marcus Thames as a player the Tigers have made available. Now the Freep has two articles mentioning the fact that Thames is a trade candidate and that with 2 weeks left before the season, the phones are getting more active. In the past when Thames […]

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Good thing these games don’t count

23.03.2009 6 comments

Tigers’ Lyon gives up four straight homers | detnews.com | The Detroit News Tigers get no-hit | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press I don’t think anymore needs to be said.

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Fien, Dolsi cut

22.03.2009 12 comments

A couple of bullpen candidates have been trimmed from the big league camp. Freddy Dolsi was optioned to Toledo and Casey Fien was assigned to minor league camp. Fu Te Ni was also assinged to minor league camp. The Fien move is a little surprising because he has pitched so well this spring, but as […]

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Today’s 5th starter battle run down

21.03.2009 17 comments

I really wish there were other stories in this year’s camp, but aside from the fact that 4 of the team’s 5 most prominent offensive forces are on the other side of the country, it comes down to the battle for the rotation. Rick Porcello gets as big of a stage as you can during […]

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Tigers trim 3 more

20.03.2009 7 comments

The Tigers optioned Dusty Ryan to Toledo, Alfredo Figaro to Erie and assigned Scott Sizemore to minor league camp. That leaves the team with 45 players in camp.

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ST Game Post: Tigers at Braves

19.03.2009 15 comments

PREGAME: Is it just me, or does it seem that FS Detroit always seems to schedule one of their rare spring training telecasts the same day as opening day of the NCAA tournament? Tonight is an especially tough choice for me, what with Jeremy Bonderman making his first start of the spring (followed by Dontrelle […]

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Bad news for one reliever, good news for another?

19.03.2009 3 comments

The Tigers announced that they have outrighted the contract of Macay McBride to Toledo. McBride is still trying to get health after Tommy John surgery last year and doesn’t really figure in the immediate plans. The outrighting does open up a spot on the 40 man roster though. There are three relievers not on the […]

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