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Todd Jones Notes

25.09.2008 5 comments

Todd Jones made his official retirement announcement today. While the news broke yesterday, it was obscured by the long overdue Matt Millen firing. Today, we have some notes and links of interest: Jason Beck covered the presser today, and it sounds like Jones got emotional, as he’s prone to doing. For all the complaints around […]

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Todd Jones retires

24.09.2008 25 comments

It’s really not all that surprising, but Todd Jones has announced his retirement. This was likely to be Jones last season regardless, but the injury and resulting ineffectiveness likely sealed the deal. Jones is the Tigers all time saves leader and his 319 career saves places him 14th in the history of the game. I’m […]

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And that will close the book on Todd Jones

27.08.2008 19 comments

It is looking more and more like Todd Jones has thrown his last pitch. He was with the team the past couple days, but the shoulder isn’t getting better and he is headed home to Alabama. Jones called a team meeting before the Tigers went out on the field for batting practice and, with hugs, […]

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Todd Jones back to the DL

17.08.2008 9 comments

Todd Jones is back on the disabled list. After 1 outing. Makes you wonder why he was brought off the DL in the first place doesn’t it? Of course it did take him a half hour to get out of that inning so that may explain it. Or perhaps Todd is toast and he’ll just […]

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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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Joel Zumaya to the DL

13.08.2008 6 comments

Not surprisingly, Joel Zumaya has been placed on the disabled list. His shoulder is the culprit but the diagnosis on the press release was limited to “sore.” Francis Beltran gets called up to take his spot. Why not Casey Fien or Francisco Cruceta, or someone else? This is probably a 2 day call up until […]

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Todd Jones to the DL?

31.07.2008 18 comments

Hey, what do you know? Another injured Tiger. This time it looks like Todd Jones, who has been bothered by a sore shoulder for 6 weeks, may hit the disabled list. I’d guess that the move would be calling someone up from the minors.

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Todd Jones out as closer

27.07.2008 91 comments

Jim Leyland hasn’t been shy about making changes to established roles this season. He quietly announced a big one on the radio pre-game show with Dan Dickerson when he said that Todd Jones is out as closer and Fernando Rodney would primarily assume the role. It had become clear over the last couple weeks that […]

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And then there was one, or maybe two

13.03.2008 19 comments

Todd Jones pitches a 1-2-3 inning against the BravesCredit Roger DeWitt That would be spots available in the seven man bullpen. Jim Leyland ended some of the speculation today by announcing that Todd Jones, Bobby Seay, Tim Byrdak, Jason Grilli, and Zach Miner were locks. The ambiguity now surrounds Fernando Rodney and his health. A […]

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Good news for Tigers pen?

11.03.2008 10 comments

Given the rash of bad news with injuries, shellackings, and visa problems hitting the Tigers bullpen, today was a nice change. Denny Bautista continued to pitch well. He went 2 scoreless innings with 4 K’s and is going to be hard to leave behind when the team heads North. Jordan Tata, who wasn’t a strong […]

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Porcello and moving pictures

11.03.2008 18 comments

The Tigers are going the split squad route today with a home game against the Reds (Dontrelle Willis) and a road tilt against the Indians (Yorman Bazardo). For those with MLB.tv they’ll be able to catch the road game which is set to feature Rick Porcello. Also of note today, Todd Jones is slated to […]

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Let the Todd Jones hand wringing begin

09.03.2008 13 comments

What do you get when you take an unsettled bullpen, a closer who kinda makes people nervous on a good day, and two craptacular spring outings? A recipe for Todd Jones hysteria. Today Todd Jones turned in his second awful outing of the spring in what turned out to be a 9-7 Tigers win. Jones […]

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