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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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Tigers Minor League Wrap 4/11/09

11.04.2009 5 comments

Toledo 5 Indianapolis 4 Ryan Roberson doubled and walked. Mike Hessman added two walks and Clete Thomas tripled. Ron Chiavacci allowed 2 runs on hits and 3 walks while fanning 3 in 5 innings. Altoona 1 Erie 2 Scott Sizemore had two hits. Ryan Strieby had two hits and a walk. Brooks Brown pitched 5 […]

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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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Pondering Pen Possibilities

15.03.2009 14 comments

While the performances of the Tigers starters have been fairly unremarkable this spring, things are better at the back end of games. It looks like there are actual battles taking place, and in the favorable sense. Brandon Lyon, Fernando Rodney, and Bobby Seay are locks for the pen leaving four spots open. Zach Miner is […]

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The injury report

07.03.2009 2 comments

Catching up on the Tigers injuries and recoveries of note: Jeremy Bonderman is feeling great after playing catch. He’s up to 90 feet with no pain. That’s good. Joel Zumaya went to see Dr. James Andrews for stiffness. That’s bad. But there’s nothing wrong. That’s good. Gerald Laird has a strained quadricep. And Bobby Seay […]

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Recapping the first workouts

15.02.2009 84 comments

The beats were busy with the first official workout of the spring. Seriously, multiple stories and blog posts throughout the day, even a live blog from Morosi. A quick rundown of the stories from Tiger Town… Rick Knapp After 20+ years in the minors, this was Rick Knapp’s first day as a big leaguer. This […]

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Work in progress

04.02.2009 12 comments

The official reporting date is over a week away, but things are getting busy at Tiger Town. The fact that Zumaya is on a mound is progress in itself. For more, Roger DeWitt has a nice collection of images from yesterday’s workouts.

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Tigers get 4 under contract

20.01.2009 2 comments

The Tigers inked 4 of the 5 arbitration eligible players today. Gerald Laird ($2.8), Edwin Jackson ($2.2), Bobby Seay ($1.1) and Joel Zumaya ($733,000) are all in the fold. Missing from that list is Justin Verlander. Verlander is the only one of the group likely to be in the mix for a long term deal. […]

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Fun with the Bill James leaderboards

05.11.2008 4 comments

The Bill James Handbook is always one of the first baseball books to come out each year. It’s not a riveting narrative by any means and it consists largely of tables of numbers. But there are always some interesting pieces and there seems to be something new every year. Last year it was the Young […]

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Zumaya has fractured shoulder

12.09.2008 5 comments

Joel Zumaya was diagnosed today with a non-displaced stress fracture in his throwing shoulder. I guess that would explain some of the shoulder pain that shut Zumaya down for the last month. Zumaya will be shut down from baseball activities for the next 6 to 8 weeks. While it doesn’t make a damn bit of […]

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Junkballing: Booing, Injuries, Waivers and Minors

14.08.2008 8 comments

A hodgepodge of all the stuff that went down this week that just didn’t fit anywhere else: Much ado about a boo A lot of disgruntled fans did a lot of booing this week. Gary Sheffield received his share when culmination about frustration with his production collided with Sheff being Sheff. That was noisy, but […]

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