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Todd Jones out as closer

27.07.2008 91 comments

Jim Leyland hasn’t been shy about making changes to established roles this season. He quietly announced a big one on the radio pre-game show with Dan Dickerson when he said that Todd Jones is out as closer and Fernando Rodney would primarily assume the role. It had become clear over the last couple weeks that […]

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Willis being mixed into rotation

31.05.2008 7 comments

It’s been a couple weeks since Dontrelle Willis came off the disabled list. He’s made all of one appearance. That will change this week when he splits a start with splits a start with Armando Galarraga. Willis will pitch the first 4 to 5 innings and Galarraga will pitch the rest. It’s an unorthodox move […]

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And then there was one, or maybe two

13.03.2008 19 comments

Todd Jones pitches a 1-2-3 inning against the BravesCredit Roger DeWitt That would be spots available in the seven man bullpen. Jim Leyland ended some of the speculation today by announcing that Todd Jones, Bobby Seay, Tim Byrdak, Jason Grilli, and Zach Miner were locks. The ambiguity now surrounds Fernando Rodney and his health. A […]

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The Full Pen

23.01.2008 20 comments

We’ve taken a look at how the Tigers may, or at least how we think (and by we I mean I and the people who agree with me) they may fill out their bench. The bench is one of the few areas of ambiguity in terms of the roster. The other area is the bullpen. […]

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Tigers sign Miguel Cabrera to one year deal

18.01.2008 7 comments

The AP is reporting that the Tigers inked Miguel Cabrera to a 1 year $11.3 million deal. The team is of course trying to sign him to a long term deal, and I wouldn’t view this as an indication there are any problems on that front. This is a matter of taking care of arbitration […]

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Not so tender moment for Durbin, but Byrdak has that loving feeling

12.12.2007 16 comments

Chad Durbin’s stint as a Detroit Tiger came to an end today when the club made the decision to not tender him a contract. Durbin, who entered 2007 out of options made the team as a bullpen arm as the team broke spring training. But an injury to Kenny Rogers thrust Durbin into the starting […]

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Bill James Handbook fun

11.11.2007 8 comments

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 references to +/- fielding metrics which are an important reference point for evaluating defense. The usual assortment of win shares, park factors, player stats, and projections are also available. There […]

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