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16.11.2011 8 comments

It’s Cy-nanimous! Justin Verlander, as expected (and yet…you never know how these things will go, do you?) won the 2011 American League Cy Young Award. Yesterday Justin Verlander was announced as the first unanimous AL Cy Young award winner since Johan Santana did the same in 2006, the year Verlander won the AL Rookie of […]

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Minor League Wrap 4.26.2011


Toledo, Syracuse: PPD – rain Erie 4, Reading 0 (Phillies) Bryan Holaday went 1-2 with a 3 run homer in the 4th inning to lead the way for Erie. L.J. Gagnier (RHP) pitched a 7-inning complete game gem: 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 6 K. Gagnier’s ERA for the year is a respectable 2.63. […]

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Beyond Batting Average

27.06.2010 43 comments

My friend and fellow Tigers blogger Lee Panas published a book this past offseason called Beyond Batting Average. It is a must read for anyone interested in learning more about the advanced statistics used in in baseball today. I’ve known Lee virtually for a number of years through blogs and forums and in addition to […]

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The cowardly commissioner

04.06.2010 76 comments

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig responded to the Armando Galarraga/Jim Joyce situation. Sort of. It took him 18 hours to issue a statement that said little. Instead his decision to not reverse the call came out through “anonymous source with knowledge of the situation.” Why Selig couldn’t do this himself is beyond me.

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Game 2009.161: White Sox at Tigers

03.10.2009 208 comments

PREGAME: We’ll get this up early in case anybody is so inclined to follow along with the Twins/Royals game which gets started just after 4 p.m. It’s Alfredo Figaro and Freddy Garcia doing battle today. Figaro has an okay start and a bad start under his belt this year. He also has a very solid […]

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Exhausting, Exhilirating, Exhale

29.09.2009 19 comments

Both teams went into today hoping to sweep and really put the other team in an uncomfortable position. But both teams went into today really hoping not to get swept. In that respect both teams can walk away somewhat satisfied. With both games being so close both teams can also walk away knowing how close they came to sweeping the day.

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The 1984 Celebration

24.09.2009 8 comments

The Tigers will be trying to clinch a playoff spot and celebrate the last Detroit World Series Champion when the Twins come to town next week. On September 28th the franchise will honor the 1984 team with a 25th anniversary celebration.

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Alfredo Figaro activated

16.09.2009 2 comments

The Tigers have activated Alfredo Figaro from the DL. There is no word yet on his role but with the Tigers down to 3 healthy starters and Eddie Bonine filling in already one could presume he’ll be used as a starter.

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Game 2009.136: Tigers at Rays

06.09.2009 95 comments

PREGAME: The Tigers having assured back to back winning road series will work on back to back sweeps and continue an undefeated September. Everything about that sentence made me happy, other than its run on nature. The big story is Edwin Jackson’s return to Tampa. Jackson has not had the same sharpness he had in […]

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Don Kelly joins the team

05.09.2009 3 comments

The Tigers purchased the contract of Don Kelly. We’ll see if this will prompt Jim Leyland to give Brandon Inge some rest. Jeff Larish was added to the 60 day DL to free up the spot on the 40 man roster.

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Ernie Harwell has cancer

03.09.2009 26 comments

The news certainly puts a damper on, well, everything. Legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell has been diagnosed with an incurable cancer that is near his bile duct. Harwell is 91 and has had very good health up until this point. Prayers go out to Ernie and his bride of 68 years Lulu. Not […]

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Game 2009.112: Fallout

12.08.2009 50 comments

Yes, the ejection of Porcello greatly impacted the outcome of the game, and yes I’ve already ripped into the umpires for the ejection. But the umpires did not cost the Tigers the game, nor did Kevin Youkilis and his hissy fit. Regardless, the Tigers will be feeling the repercussions of this game for the rest […]

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