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Hitting em where they ain’t

29.11.2008 4 comments

We recently took a look at the Tigers team defense through the eyes of David Pinto’s Probabilistic Model of Range. As Pinto wraps up this season’s numbers, he calculated the PMR behind each pitcher. Not much went right for Nate Robertson this year, and it is little surprise that his woes were reflected in the […]

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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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2008 Offseason Preamble

05.10.2008 156 comments

With a disastrous season completed it is time to head into the offseason. Given the gravity of the collapse, you know with the high payroll and the last place-edness, there is probably a tendency to overreact and second-guess. While a deep dive analysis is definitely called for, there is also some inaccuracy being bandied about. […]

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Daily Linking – 9/19/08

19.09.2008 2 comments

Links of note, or stuff I find interesting, or stuff I think you might find interesting Offseason Outlook: Detroit Tigers: MLB Rumors – MLBTradeRumors.com – Tim Dierkes continues his series by looking at the Tigers From a Uni Watch interview of NY Times’ Yankees beat writer Tyler Kepner: UW: Who is the most… – Bless […]

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Time to fold ‘em

15.09.2008 17 comments

Kenny Rogers career as a Tiger appears to be over. Jim Leyland announced that Rogers will be shut down for the rest of the season. Rogers has been getting hammered with regularity, and it looks like this is the end of the line. The move will cost Rogers $250K to $750K in incentives, but given […]

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Rotational Flux

07.09.2008 1 comment

The Tigers are going to be mixing and matching down the stretch it appears. Kenny Rogers will miss his next start. This is due to hip pain that is believed to be rendering him completely ineffective. (Yes, the old guy has a bad hip. The jokes seem to easy to make, but too easy to […]

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Daily Linking – 8/26

26.08.2008 3 comments

Links of note, or stuff I find interesting, or stuff I think you might find interesting Tigers to try Larish at third – Jeff Larish heads to the Arizona Fall League to work on fielding the hot corner. Smart move since he's effectively blocked at first base. At the very least maybe he increases his […]

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An old dog teaching himself a new trick

06.07.2008 5 comments

Kenny Rogers was pitching a mighty fine game on Friday when he decided he needed a little something different. So he “invented” a cutter during the game. “It keeps guys a little honest,” said Rogers, who ran into trouble in the eighth, allowing a walk, a hit-batsman, and a two-run double to Jose Lopez . […]

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Shuffling the deck and rehab news

31.05.2008 10 comments

A cornucopia of Tigers news that has come out today. Jim Leyland is prepared to make some changes, even if it means hurting some feelings. The skip says: “So I’m going to change some things around here and see what happens. I think that’s important. As I said, I don’t know if it’s going to […]

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Game 7: Tigers at Red Sox

08.04.2008 221 comments

PREGAME: We’ll see if it is the home whites that were the problem for the Tigers as they embark on their first road trip of the season. They’re taking on the Red Sox who have already played in 3 countries and on 2 continents this season. In addition to a 6 game losing streak the […]

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Game 2: Royals at Tigers

02.04.2008 62 comments

PREGAME: It’s another afternoon tilt for these two teams. For the Tigers it will be Kenny Rogers making his season debut. Last year Rogers battled a blood clot, and later some elbow soreness before finishing the season strong for the Tigers. In 5 September starts he posted a 3.56 ERA, but with an uncharacteristically high […]

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Rogers, Rumors, and the Winter Meetings

03.12.2007 88 comments

The Winter Meetings kicked off today. My fellow bloggers have already commented on how it will be a fairly quiet meetings for the Tigers. That’s what happens when you fill your biggest needs within a couple weeks of the end of the season. Still, I don’t think the Tigers are done this offseason. While I […]

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