Game 2014.19: White Sox at Tigers

A White Sox offense that just won't leave us alone deserves a dose of Max Scherzer. Detroit gets to face a lefty in Jose Quintana, and I think that's good news. The main thing is that they get to bat again and might score some runs, and it might not take so many this time, especially if Max can go (9?… [the full story]

Game 2014.19: White Sox at Tigers Game 2014.19: White Sox at Tigers

Game 2014.18: White Sox 6, Tigers 4

YOU SAID IT Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi April 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm I think he meant “Julio.” Andre Rienzo vs. Drew Smyly in the penultimate game of the series. May the real Drew Smyly please stand up. No more talk about "rust," now.  May the sweet swings of Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila… [the full story]

Game 2014.18: White Sox 6, Tigers 4 Game 2014.18: White Sox 6, Tigers 4

Game 2014.17: Tigers 8, White Sox 6

YOU SAID IT Vince in MN April 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm [edit] I just want Phil Coke to finally disappear. With the loss out of the way and no Sale to face, the stage is set for Detroit (9-7) to be Detroit (12-7). Avila. Cabrera. J.D.Martinez. Panas on Porcello. To take our… [the full story]

Game 2014.17: Tigers 8, White Sox 6 Game 2014.17: Tigers 8, White Sox 6

Game 2014.16: White Sox 3, Tigers 1

YOU SAID IT Coleman April 21, 2014 at 8:41 pm [edit] Sanchez’ pitch count is way too low. 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… [the full story]

Game 2014.16: White Sox 3, Tigers 1 Game 2014.16: White Sox 3, Tigers 1

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
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Postgame 2: Tigers 2, Royals 1 (10)

03.04.2014 3 comments

POST OF THE GAME: We’ll probably never know if Vince did that on purpose. 1: Scherzer was lost and a bit flustered. Hard to believe only 4 batters in this long inning. Billy Butler really did us a favor. 1: Jason Vargas did a number on Cabrera for the called third. 2: Collins comes in […]

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Pregame 2: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

02.04.2014 22 comments

They’re back at it today, with lefty Jason Vargas opposing Max Scherzer. The last time these two teams faced each other in game two of a three-game series, it was another 2013 nail-biter pitched by a couple guys since departed for the NL. Ervin Santana (so glad he’s gone) stymied the Tigers as usual, while […]

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Postgame 1: Tigers 4, Royals 3

01.04.2014 4 comments

POST OF THE GAME: (You do need to step it up, though, guys and gals. Regular season now. Spring training is over.) Started off with great Opening Day enthusiasm. 90 minutes later I was in a bad mood, and the Tigers hadn’t even relinquished the lead yet. It wasn’t the game. It was the inability […]

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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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