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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland wants better defense out of left field, which is why he's been playing Delmon Young at designated hitter for the past month or so. However, he's also looking for production. When Andy Dirks gets back from the sore right Achilles tendon that has him on the disabled list, Leyland intends to slide Young into left field once or twice a week and have Dirks and maybe right fielder Brennan Boesch be his designated hitter. "I think he'd do better," Leyland said of Young. "I talked to him a little bit about that, DH maybe four or five times a week but play the outfield a couple just to break it up for him. I think would help." Last week, Leyland cited statistics he had drudged up that showed Young hitting .308 when he played left and .204 as a designated hitter. "His extra-base hits and run production (in left and as the DH) were about the same," Leyland said. Young expressed great distaste for DHing durin...
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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland doesn't believe in momentum in baseball.
He subscribes to the age-old theory that "momentum is the next day's starting pitcher."
I disagree to a certain extent.
There clearly is momentum in the Major Leagues. It's the only way to explain how bad teams go on extended winning streaks and good teams on extended losing streaks...
Hernan Perez might end up as one of the many players who finish their Tigers career with exactly one hit. For the forseeable future, he'll be there on the list with pitchers like Jeremy Bonderman, failed prospects like Kevin Hooper and late-career gambles like Vince Coleman.
At the moment, though, Perez might best represent the chaos of the 2012 season.
A few days ago, he...
Prince Fielder has been a perennial 30 home run hitter since his first full season in 2006, averaging 34 per season during that span. Consequently, we just expect the numbers to be there at the end of the year. Perhaps that is why you do not hear more people talking about his drop in power so far this season. The other day I was driving when I heard his name mentioned as a buy low...
Jose Valverde isn't throwing spitballs, he says. He just sweats a lot. In the aftermath of allegations that the he was doctoring the baseball, Valverde was asked about the incident by reporters before Tuesday's game. The Tigers closer explained that he didn't throw a spitball, and that he was instead just wiping sweat from his face. While you would think those are two...
Detroit Tigers pitcher, Drew Smyly, was forced out of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds because of this blister.
Tigers skipper Jim Leyland said of the blister, “It’s the worst one I’ve ever seen in my life. It was huge. I’ve never seen a blood blister that big.”
Smyly posted the picture to twitter saying,” Alright you asked for it….don’t worry it’s not...
It seems that Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde may have some explaining to do after last nights game against the Reds. It seems that the erratic closer was getting a little bit of help from spit. Watch the videos and see for yourself, it looks that he did indeed spit into his glove prior to [...]
Detroit Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly was forced to leave last night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds after three innings because of a blister on the middle finger of his left hand. Because Smyly apparently received numerous requests for a picture of it he obliged earlier today via his Twitter account. Manager [...]
Every Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back and analyze the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. The question has been pondered for the better part of a month by sages, philosophers and sportswriters alike: … Continue reading →
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Octavio Dotel has been placed on the DL, with Luke Putkonen taking his place.
The Detroit Tigers faced-off against the Cincinnati Reds this past weekend. Tigers fans and Reds fans alike packed into the Great American Ballpark anticipating a great series of baseball. Reds Hit Porcello Early; Tigers battle, but lose in extras In Game 1 of the series, Rick Porcello battled Mat Latos. Porcello, who has problem with left-handed [...]
Austin Jackson hit a two-run double off Aroldis Chapman during Detroit's four-run eighth inning and the Tigers rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday night.
Virtually unhittable all season, Chapman (4-2) entered with two on in the eighth and the Reds leading 6-3. He gave up a single to pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch that loaded the bases and hit Matt Young...
Sometimes it’s been bad pitching. Other times, it’s been a lack of offense. Tonight, defense struck the fatal blows against the Detroit Tigers. Jhonny Peralta botched two throws in the eighth inning, helping gift the Chicago Cubs the game winning … Continue reading →
The Tigers were the easy favorite to dominate the mediocre AL Central. They added Prince Fielder to a team that won the division by fifteen games in 2011, forming a core of starts that also includes Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, and Justin Verlander. Fielder has mashed since coming to the team, but not surprisingly the overall lineup has regressed (most notably Alex Avila and...