Game 2014.16: White Sox at Tigers

First of four against Chicago in Detroit, last of the homestand before Lazy April is over and the Tigers transition into a road-heavy month of May. But he's a professional. Minus the quotes and below the Joba, this is the kind of postgame I aspire to. Well, maybe I like to cover a little more, but… [the full story]

Game 2014.16: White Sox at Tigers Game 2014.16: White Sox at Tigers

Game 2014.15: LAA at Det

Happy Easter everyone. Hopefully you're spending the day relaxing with family (or without - which may be the shorter route to relax). Porcello takes on Hector Santiago in the actual rubber match of the series. This is a rematch of a late July game last summer when Santiago was in a White Sox uniform.… [the full story]

Game 2014.15: LAA at Det Game 2014.15: LAA at Det

Game 2014.14: LAA at Det (updated)

Game 13 Postgame: Well, that sucked. Game 14 Pregame: You know, you gotta win series at home, so today is the linoleum game of the series if they are gonna have a chance at winning the series. Rationally, if you're going to lose a game, it may as well be their 1 v. your 5. Smyly was in trouble… [the full story]

Game 2014.14: LAA at Det (updated) Game 2014.14: LAA at Det (updated)

Game 2014.13: LAA at Det

Tigers made a move today to replenish a worn out bullpen, by bringing up righty Justin Miller from Toledo and sending down Tyler Collins. Since they have 10 games left on this home stand, and Collins has to stay down for 10 days, Miller should get a nice audition before the Tigers have to think about… [the full story]

Game 2014.13: LAA at Det Game 2014.13: LAA at Det

Game 2014.12: Postgame – Indians 5, Tigers 7

Detroit Tigers: 7-5, 1st place AL Central (up .5) The Tigers save the split in the abbreviated two-game series with Cleveland Thursday, winning 7-5.  The game seemed frantic at times--between the two teams there were 19 hits, 5 errors, and 5 stolen bases--but Detroit went home with the W. Thumbs… [the full story]

Game 2014.12: Postgame – Indians 5, Tigers 7 Game 2014.12: Postgame - Indians 5, Tigers 7
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Pregame 1: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

31.03.2014 25 comments

(Read Kevin’s “Realism” first. It’s better, especially when you consider that he wrote it without looking, not even once. I am continually amazed by touch-typists. How do they do it? I’m all hunt and peck.) Here we go! The next “Play Ball!” and the 114th season of Detroit Tigers baseball will commence. The last 29 […]

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Realism

30.03.2014 2 comments

re·al·ism [ree-uh-liz-uhm]   noun 1. interest in or concern for the actual or real, as distinguished from the abstract, speculative, etc. 2. the tendency to view or represent things as they really are. Now that we’ve read the best case and worst case musings of our other regular contributors, let me hit you with a dose of reality. 1. The Tigers are not going to stroll to the central title. The Central is going to be tougher than last year. Remember that the Indians […]

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Pessimism

25.03.2014 40 comments

Just to be clear, I’m not “the pessimistic one” here. If The Loon had put up a post called Pessimism, I would be doing the Optimism one. We like to cover all angles here at DTW. Opposing views are encouraged. Barely a month after the postseason, the Tigers traded Prince Fielder and his $214 million […]

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Optimism

22.03.2014 35 comments

Back, shins, elbow, shoulder, hamstring. Welcome to 2014, Season Of The Body Parts. Wait, that’s the lead-in for a pessimistic article I’m not going to write. I’ve reflected upon the boss man’s instructions to tackle the spring issues one at a time, and it seems to me we’ve covered most of them already. Position by […]

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Oh shiiiiins.

15.03.2014 41 comments

The Jose Iglesias shinstorm has officially hit the fan. I don’t know if someone stepped in a pile of his shins or what, but ESPN is reporting that the injury which kept him sidelined late last year could keep him sidelined for most of 2014. The injury has been rather mysterious with a bunch of […]

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Right Out Of Left Field

09.03.2014 29 comments

Andy Dirks, our presumptive mostly-everyday LF, is having back surgery. He’ll be out 12 weeks at the least. The alarmist in me reads this as: Dirks will be out 4 months minimum, will struggle mightily when he does get back, and in essence, he’s done as a Tiger. Even the non-alarmist has to admit that […]

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Welcome, Ian Kinsler

05.03.2014 14 comments

Ian Kinsler was an instant fan favorite from the minute he broke into the big leagues in 2006.  A hard swinging, fast, top of the lineup guy who plays old school baseball (including the socks) and is a female favorite (so says my permanent roommate). He had a 20/20 year in 2007, and 30/30 year […]

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Short on Shortstop

02.03.2014 28 comments

Commenter TIGERS RULE asks: What do we do now? We don’t have a major league ss anywhere on the team. Good question. Before Jose Iglesias’s shin splints made an unexpectedly early reappearance, I don’t think shortstop was on our list of spring issues. Now it is. We worried about our new acrobat’s long-term health last […]

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The Bullplan

23.02.2014 17 comments

This time last year, the bullpen was seen as a team plus, and the only big question – big to some, anyway – was who or how to replace the involuntarily departed Jose Valverde at closer. That question was settled much later in the year by Joaquin Benoit, but by then it was clear that […]

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Spring Training is Here

19.02.2014 15 comments

With the dawn of any new season, there are always a number of (seemingly) pressing stories heading into spring training. Hopefully Coleman and Smoking Loon will take my cue here and allow us at DTW to focus on them one by one. I’d like to start at third base. (note, all stats below are from […]

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DTW Remix

02.02.2014 26 comments

The time has come. DTW is ready for a design & usability overhaul. Yes, this includes the ability to edit comments. I’m not sure how quickly this can be accomplished, but let’s get started. 1) We need a Word Press developer. As you likely know, the DTW is built on Word Press. Word Press has […]

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Two More Weeks

30.01.2014 3 comments

Hello friends. P&C…right around the corner. I feel a deep longing and smell a faint scent of hope. The feeling is growing stronger, the smell more pungent. Baseball may not quite yet be in the air, but it’s working its way up through the brown hardened grass, and is sure to arrive soon; more ready […]

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