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Friday’s Bloops and Blasts

05.06.2009 12 comments

A bunch of stuff that I should highlight or comment on that I just haven’t gotten around to doing so I’ll let others do it for me: Ian drops the hammer on Dontrelle after yesterday’s debacle. I give Ian credit for coming strong (damn, I sound like Jim Rome). I’ve yet to comment because while […]

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Analysis: Breaking down today’s roster decisions

01.04.2009 5 comments

Today’s roster decisions pretty much wrapped up nearly 2 months (and in some cases even more) of speculation. There is one spot yet to be decided. That will go to either Jeff Larish or Brent Clevlen, though the Tigers are reportedly in trade talks with the Pirates regarding Clevlen. (ironically, or at least coincidentally, such a trade would displace former Tiger Craig Monroe) But with 96% of the roster decided we shift our guessing from personnel to performance.

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Porcello and Perry make the team

01.04.2009 41 comments

It appears the Rick Porcello and Ryan Perry will be breaking camp with the Tigers. Details are still thin beyond that. I’ll update as more information floats North. Also, Mike Hessman was placed on outright waivers and Ryan Raburn was optioned to Toledo. That leaves 29 players in camp including Scott Williamson, Brent Clevlen, Jeff […]

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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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Did Porcello make the team?

13.03.2009 16 comments

Lynn Henning has been writing about Rick Porcello daily, basically imploring Jim Leyland and Dave Dombrowski to take him north. In fact it’s the only story he’s been writing about. (although I haven’t written about much either so I’m not really ragging on him for this). Well in this afternoon’s piece Henning says: Fans are […]

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Is it time for Rick Porcello

10.03.2009 81 comments

With a job in the rotation up for grabs, the leading incumbents have struggled. Dontrelle Willis has taken a step forward from his struggles last year, but it hasn’t been a big enough step to warrant a rotation spot. Nate Robertson, who I expected to pitch better this year, simply hasn’t. But Rick Porcello? The […]

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I’m looking for pitching

02.03.2009 19 comments

"I’m looking for pitching," Leyland said. "You can write whatever you want." That’s the message that Jim Leyland sent to reporters today when he announced that Rick Porcello would get a start on Wednesday. Further solidifying that Porcello might really be a rotation candidate this season. With Dontrelle Willis still shaky, Zach Miner getting rocked […]

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This Porcello Kid

22.02.2009 5 comments

Spring training is never short on stories about guys being in the best shape of their lives, or young kids making a favorable impressions on the coaching staff. But the Rick Porcello hype is reaching a fever pitch, and the first spring training game hasn’t even been played yet. Jim Leyland made the familiar comments […]

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Tigers Top 10 Prospects according to Baseball America

21.11.2008 42 comments

It’s another one of those rites of the offseason, the Baseball America top 10 list. The list itself is available to anyone, but for additional information (like scouting reports) you need to be a subscriber. As for the list, here it is: Rick Porcello, rhp Ryan Perry, rhp Cale Iorg, ss Casey Crosby, lhp Jeff […]

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Dombrowski speaks – a lot more than usual.

29.09.2008 132 comments

Dave Dombrowski held court with reporters today and he revealed a glimpse into this winter’s agenda. The main points: Edgar Renteria’s option will not be picked up The Tigers are looking outside the organization to fill the closer role The Tigers don’t expect to be a major player in the free agent market Detroit does […]

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Tigers Minor League Wrap 5-27-08

27.05.2008 1 comment

Buffalo 6 Toledo 2Eddie Bonine took his first loss getting knocked around for 11 hits in just 2 innings. Clete Thomas was 3 for 5. Jeff Larish was 1 for 1 before exiting to get on a plane. Reading 1 Erie 3Jeff Frazier went 2 for 4. Andrew Kown allowed just 4 hits, 1 a […]

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