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Clearing up some roster confusion

04.06.2009 9 comments

The Tigers have some roster decisions looming with the imminent return of Jeremy Bonderman and Marcus Thames. In both cases there aren’t clear cut performance based decisions on who gets sent down so things like options come into play. There has been some confusion about the option status and service time of various players so let’s clear that up.

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Game 2009.037: Dontrelle’s Day

19.05.2009 29 comments

Sometimes the game story is a lot more story than game. Tonight is one of those nights as Dontrelle Willis found something. He found his command. He found his confidence. He found himself with his very first Tigers win.

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Dontrelle’s Debut

15.05.2009 4 comments

I don’t know if I’d call Dontrelle’s outing good, but I would call it progress. He can now throw the ball over the plate. He knows it. The coaching staff knows it. The fans know it. Now it is a matter of whether or not he can be an effective big league pitcher.

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Juan Rincon DFA’d

12.05.2009 14 comments

To make room for Dontrelle Willis the Tigers are sending out Juan Rincon. Rincon pitched his way onto the team with a very good spring, but with a rough start to the season the Tigers deemed him most expendable. Brandon Lyon has been just as bad, but he’s owed more, and frankly has been better in recent years than Rincon and therefore has a better chance of contributing.

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Willis is back in the rotation

07.05.2009 5 comments

Dontrelle Willis has a start scheduled for next Wednesday against the Twins. This will end his stint on the DL due to anxiety disorder. I don’t really know what to expect from Willis, but as Jim Leyland said: “I think that’s good. I think it’s time to find out. The report is that he’s throwing […]

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Tigers Dontrelle & Minor League Wrap – 5/6/09

07.05.2009 5 comments

Toledo 1 Pawtucket 2 Dontrelle Willis pitched deep into this game going 7.2 innings and allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks with 4 K’s. He threw 118 pitches, 74 for strikes. In his other rehab starts he was getting numerous groundball outs, but this time he had 11 air outs versus 8 […]

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Tigers Minor Leauge & Dontrelle Wrap: 4/26/09

27.04.2009 5 comments

Louisville 10 Toledo 3 Clete Thomas went 2 for 4 with a walk. Dusty Ryan homered and walked. Scott Drucker allwoed 7 runs on 10 hits including 3 homers in 4 innings. Fu Te Ni walked 2, but also struck out 2 in 2 innings. Clay Rapada allowed 2 runs on 3 hits with 2 […]

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Tigers Minor Leauge and Rehab Wrap – 4/21/09

21.04.2009 4 comments

Indianapolis 13 Toledo 10 Joel Zumaya is probably one outing away from rejoining the team. He pitched a scoreless inning fanning 2. Scott Drucker was shelled for 7 runs allowing 9 baserunners in 4.1 innings. Fu Te Ni didn’t fare better with 4 runs on 5 hits and a walk in 2.2 innings. Mike Hessman […]

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Zumaya and Willis rehab progress

17.04.2009 6 comments

Joel Zumaya is taking his rehab up I-75 to Toledo and Dontrelle Willis will join up with Lakeland next week. Zumaya hasn’t been particularly effective or accurate in his 2 appearances in Lakeland, and I’m a little surprised he’s moving up so soon. I thought they would have at least wanted him to throw on […]

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Zumaya, Willis to DL

29.03.2009 26 comments

The Tigers announced three more roster moves today. Not surprisingly Joel Zumaya will start the season on the DL as he tries to overcome his shoulder maladies. A little more surprising is that Dontrelle Willis will be joining him. The official reason is “anxiety disorder.” Clearly the team thinks that Dontrelle’s problem is mental which […]

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Starting pitching not so ready

26.03.2009 9 comments

The news from Lakeland today is that Joel Zumaya and Jeremy Bonderman may not be ready by Opening Day. The Zumaya news isn’t at all surprising. The Bonderman news isn’t especially surprising, but a little concerning as he looks to regain velocity. But that’s not all… There is of course the Nate Robertson thumb injury […]

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Today’s 5th starter battle run down

21.03.2009 17 comments

I really wish there were other stories in this year’s camp, but aside from the fact that 4 of the team’s 5 most prominent offensive forces are on the other side of the country, it comes down to the battle for the rotation. Rick Porcello gets as big of a stage as you can during […]

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