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Some thoughts on the Ordonez situation

25.07.2010 25 comments

The news of Magglio Ordonez’s prolonged absence is certainly devastating on a number of fronts and only compounded by the loss of Carlos Guillen. Already without Brandon Inge for at least a month the Tigers lost a third of their starting lineup in the last week. It changes the outlook for the trade deadline, and may very well change the look of the 2011 team. It also likely puts a significant dent in Miguel Cabrera’s chances for a triple crown.

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Should this post be about Maggs or Dontrelle?

30.04.2010 12 comments

Dontrelle Willis shines, Magglio Ordoñez makes history, the Tigers take their first series of the year against the Minnesota Twins. Any way you slice it this game was a heck of a lot of fun.

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Questioning the IBB

24.04.2010 12 comments

Max Scherzer had a strong start. The Tigers worked Rich Harden enough to chase him in the 5th. They came back in the 9th, but couldn’t extend the game to the 10th as Jim Leyland makes a curious decision.

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The one where Verlander returns to form

18.04.2010 5 comments

It appears that Justin Verlander seems to have found some of that rhythm that had proven so elusive this season. Unfortunately the Tigers bats couldn’t muster enough against Ryan Rowland-Smith and the Tigers dropped their 3rd game in a row.

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Venezuelan Uprising

08.04.2010 2 comments

The Tigers offense certainly doesn’t figure to be the team’s strength in 2010. It also isn’t devoid of talent. The heart of the order is occupied by the team’s Venezuelan contingent. The trio certainly put on an offensive display in the series against the Royals and the health and production of these three are fundamental to the team’s chances this season.

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What I Think About the 2010 Season

05.04.2010 8 comments

I’m not going to do a big prediction post this season. I did make some predictions for Baseball Daily Digest. I have the Tigers finishing second behind the Twins, and pretty much have the AL Central finishing the same as last season. I think the Tigers are about an 82-83 win team with enough upside and risk that the basement and first place are both within reach in a narrow division.

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Maggs and Clete to platoon

08.07.2009 11 comments

The latest technique to milk productivity from Magglio Ordonez is to platoon him and only give him starts against left handers. Clete Thomas will form the other side of the platoon which means he’ll get the bulk of the starts, especially with the team facing more right handers. For his career, Ordonez has hit lefties […]

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The Ordonez Kerfuffle

20.06.2009 9 comments

The Magglio Ordonez benching/non-benching is the story that just keeps on giving. At this point I think everybody except Barack Obama has had their say. Let’s put it all together and see what we can come up with: Thursday Jim Leyland announces that Ordonez wouldn’t be starting that night in St. Louis and that he […]

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This whole release Ordonez business

07.06.2009 33 comments

There has been a growing sentiment that the Tigers need to release Magglio Ordonez. Ordonez has a very expensive $18 million option for 2010 that will automatically vest if Ordonez notches 249 more plate appearances this season. He also has a $15 million option for 2011 that vests if he has 270 starts or 1080 plate appearances between 2009 and 2010 (info from Cot’s Contracts). I think it is clear to everyone that Ordonez is a very long shot produce like a “$15 million player.” But if the Tigers cut him, it won’t be as simple as walking away from money owed.

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Let’s talk rehab

21.05.2009 8 comments

There was quite a bit of Tigers injury related news today with fresh info from Jeremy Bonderman, Nate Robertson, and Marcus Thames. And on a related roster note, Magglio Ordonez will be back for Friday’s game (the surgery went well) and Wilkin Ramirez can tell his Mud Hens teammates what it was like to drive one deep into big league bushes.

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Wilkin Ramirez gets the call

19.05.2009 16 comments

With Magglio Ordonez on the emergency leave list the Tigers get to add a player to the roster. Detroit Tiger Tales has learned that Wilkin Ramirez will be the guy. Ramirez has hit .394 with 4 homers, 4 walks, and 4 stolen bases in his last 10 games.

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Bonderman, Maggs, and Guillen updates

17.05.2009 14 comments

A big chunk of the Tigers payroll was making some noise today for a variety of reasons. Let’s recap it: Jeremy Bonderman Jeremy Bonderman made his first rehab start for the West Michigan Whitecaps tonight. He lasted 7 innings and 94 pitches and posted an encouraging line (4 K’s, 1 walk, 6 hits, 2 runs). […]

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