Statistics

  • Patience is a virtue and a technique

    Early in the season during the time of the great losing, there were numerous complaints about the Tigers approach at the plate. They were going...

  • Tigers have nocturnal bats

    With this afternoon's loss to the Blue Jays the Tigers record in day games now stands at a remarkable 0-10. A quick check of...

  • Carlos Guillen appreciation time

    There has been great consternation about the Tigers offense over these first few weeks, and rightly so. With things starting to take off, I wanted...

  • Debunking and validating the week of crapitude

    I should clarify that title right away. There’s no debunking the crapitude of the week for Detroit, but just some of the complaints and theories....

  • Junkballing: Cuts like a knife

    With spring training winding down, things are getting ironed out throughout the organization. For some players their dreams may be coming true, while others receive...

  • Junkballing: Baserunning, blocking, projections

    Some of my Tiger blogging brethren have clever names for their link round up posts, like Bless You Boys “Like Stripes on the fur coat...

  • Consistency is good

    Lee Panas at Detroit Tiger Tales consistently produces interesting analysis.  Now he's working on a study about consistency.  Fans love guys who they perceive as...

  • One more post on Comerica’s outfield

    There are a few items that didn’t fit into the other posts about the outfield park factors that I wanted to wrap up. First I...

  • Outfield Park Factors part 2

    Earlier in the week, I questioned the widely held belief of whether with an outfield like Comerica Park’s the Tigers should have 2 centerfielder-types to...

  • Comerica Park’s outfield is so big…

    “How big is it?” You need 3 center fielders to cover all the ground out there Okay, as a joke it’s awful, but it is...

  • The Tigers Defense – What are the Odds?

    Over the last month or so, David Pinto has released the majority of his studies using his probabilistic model of range (PMR). Today we’ll delve...

  • Bill James Handbook fun

    Last week one of my favorite publications showed up on my doorstep – The Bill James Handbook. This year’s version doesn’t disappoint. I’ve already dropped...