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Game 2015.11: White Sox at Tigers

Was he safe? According to Dan & Jim, the tag was there ahead of Castellanos. According to the White Sox dugout coaches, they weren’t sure. Not before the time to appeal the play had expired and the call was finalized, anyway. But the White Sox internal replay system not moving quick enough is not the real issue, it’s that Ventura should have challenged the play no matter...
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Game 2015.10: White Sox at Tigers

Not a lot of time this morning, but I’ll just say that so far so good. Hard to find fault with any part of the Tigers club so far, everything is going our way. Even the calls seem to be. But good teams will have streaks like this, just don’t get too down when we lose a few in a row. It’s a long season. Here are the weekend probables. (all times Eastern) Friday 1:08 PM: Samardzija...
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Game 2015.9: Tigers at Pirates

It certainly didn’t make much of a splash when the Tigers shipped Robbie Ray off to the Diamondbacks, and in return got Shane Greene from the Yankees (who got Didi Gregorius from Arizona). But if his first two starts are any indication, Shane Greene may turn out to be an absolute steal, not to mention the fact that he is not free agent eligible until 2021 and pulling in all of...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.8: Tigers at Pirates

Well all good streaks must come to an end, although this apparently does not apply to the Kansas City Royals, which means the 6 – 1 Tigers are now in 2nd place. Last night was a rough one for Mr. Castellanos, which is Spanish for “goat.” Last night there was one of those pivotal game moments that Kevin was talking about this weekend: with bases loaded and nobody out, the Tigers...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.7: Tigers at Pirates

Make that 6 – 0! Although that is still only good enough for a tie for first, since those pesky Royals won again. (I think the Royals own that in the sports world now, the “pesky” moniker). The Cleveland sweep, while satisfying, showed that this season will not be the breeze that a 6 – 0 start would suggest, because: pitching. The Lobster spent much of the game in hot water...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.6: Tigers at Indians

5-0! What do you know! Though that’s only good enough for tied in the AL Central as the Royals also won yesterday to stay unbeaten. The offense was relentless last night, coming back once from behind, and then putting up 4 huge runs in the top of the 9th. We could definitely empathize with the Indians fans in the top of the 9th. Allen may not have another inning like that all...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.5: Tigers at Indians

The Tigers doubled up the Indians last night to move to 4-0, which is becoming custom around here. Th Now, again, it is early, but there is a lot to like about this history-making 4-0 start. The pitching has been tremendous, the hitting has been awesome, and yesterday afternoon, the Tigers faced their first bit of adversity as the Indians rattled off 5 straight hits with one out...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.4: Tigers at Indians

Well, this is fun! The Tigers continue their march towards 162-0 by racking up a nearly perfect victory against the Twins. By not allowing a run until the 7th (and an unearned one at that), the Tigers set the AL record for consecutive shutout innings to start a season at 24. And they were a Cespedes get your knees down away from still hanging on to that shutout start. But no matter...
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Game 2015.3: Twins at Tigers

When the Tigers trotted off the chilly Comerica diamond with an easy 11-0 win to warm them, I doubt any of them realized they had done something no Tiger team had ever done, which is begin the season with two consecutive shutouts. In fact, the last time any American League team did the double-shutout start was when the 1977 Angels did so, behind Nolan Ryan and good old Frank Tanana...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.2: Twins at Tigers

I should have known when I went with Miguel Cabrera as the “obvious” prediction for the Player of the Game that he’d put up an O-fer, since there is nothing obvious in baseball. It turns out that the Tigers got all the offense they needed from J.D. Martinez, Yoenis Cespedes, and Alex Avila (!), along with a masterful starting performance by David Price, and some sparkling defense...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.1: Twins at Tigers

For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. –Song of Solomon 2:14, preferably read in the voice of Ernie Harwell. Well, here we are, it’s Monday, and one of the great days in sports, Opening Day in Major League Baseball (we won’t count that thing...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flipping through the SI 2015 Preview…

Some thoughts as I flip through this weeks Sports Illustrated MLB Preview ’15… (projections by Rotowire.com) - Salvador Perez and Greg Holland are on the cover for my regional issue. SI picks the Royals to finish 4th in the AL Central. Says a lot about the state of baseball in Texas. - SI is choosing Cleveland to win it all. Last time SI did that it was 1997 and the Indians finished...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Charting the Rest of Justin Verlander’s Career

Let’s be honest. Justin Verlander was awful last year. His ace title has been removed across baseball, and I don’t think there is anyone in Detroit who thinks he’s the best pitcher on the staff right now. He definitely wasn’t worth $20M last year, and we certainly don’t want Verlander’s contract to anchor a ship full of bad contracts sailing for Philly status (spoiler...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Clearing My Head for 2015

Hello Friends - I hope everyone enjoyed the break. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything of substance, partly because I still can’t get over the 8th inning of Game 1 of the LDS, but mostly due to Daily Fantasy Sports leagues. Pitchers and Catchers report in four days. I’ve got a few pressing thoughts that I want to get out before then, though I expect them to trickle...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

VMart to Undergo Knee Surgery

Not what I wanted for our first post of 2015.
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2014: Extra Innings (0-3)

We would never have marched so far to be food… food… for an Oriole? So the Detroit Tigers will finish their season 72% of who they were to begin with: SP Scherzer SP VerlanderSP Price SP Porcello RP Sanchez RP Nathan RP ChamberlainRP Soria RP Alburquerque RP CokeRP Lobstein C Avila C Holaday 1B-DH Cabrera 2B KinslerSS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF RomineIF Perez IF-OF KellyLF J. Martinez...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014: The 9th Inning (11-7)

All’s well that ends well. So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Lobstein SP Porcello SP Price RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Hardy RP Johnson RP Reed RP Ray RP McCoy RP FarmerRP Ryan C Avila C HoladayC McCann 1B-DH Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS-2B Romine SS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF-OF KellyIF Perez RF Hunter CF Carrera LF-CF Davis LF-RF J. MartinezRF...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014: The 8th Inning (11-7)

I have to admit it’s getting better. A little better all the time. So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP ScherzerSP LobsteinSP Farmer SP Porcello SP Price RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Hardy RP McCoyRP Johnson C Avila C Holaday 1B-DH Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS-2B Romine SS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF Hunter CF Carrera LF-CF Davis LF-RF J. Martinez...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014: The 7th Inning (7-11)

Win now! First stop: Second place. So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Sanchez SP PorcelloSP Price RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Hardy RP McCoyRP Soria C Avila C Holaday 1B-DH Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS-2B Romine SS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF HunterCF Carrera LF-CF Davis LF-RF J. Martinez DH-1B V. Martinez Game 109: Scherzer v....
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

DTW News and Notes 12-2-14

Throwing up a new thread to post notes ahead of the winter meetings. In case you missed it, Torii Hunter back to the Twins. One year for $10.5M. The Tigers did not make him an offer. Bummer that he never won a ring. There’s been some other news recently, let’s get it going in the comments. Hope everyone’s holiday season is off to a great start.
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014: The 6th Inning (8-10)

It’s like forgetting the words to your favorite song. You can’t believe it. You were always singing along. (So imagine what this could have been like without 6 games against inferior NL West opponents.) So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Sanchez SP Porcello SP Smyly RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Hardy RP Smith RP Krol C Avila C Holaday...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014: The 5th Inning (13-5)

The boys are back in town. And the name of the place is “I Like It Like That.” So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Sanchez SP Porcello SP Smyly RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP CokeRP HardyRP SmithRP McCoy C Avila C Holaday 1B-DH Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS-2B Romine SS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF Hunter CF Jackson LF-CF Davis LF-RF J. Martinez...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014: The 4th Inning (9-9)

Your fingers may freeze, worse things happen at sea; there’s good times to be had. Nothing’s easy. So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Sanchez SP Porcello SP Smyly RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP CokeRP Knebel RP Reed RP Krol C Avila C Holaday 1B Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS RomineSS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF Hunter CF Jackson OF Davis...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

DTW News and Notes 11-3-14

Catching you up on a few things as the disappointment begins to fade away. See if you can find the theme below. - Alan Trammell is back with the Tigers. Trammell said “it feels right.” It would feel more right if the Tigers hadn’t just been swept in the first round of the playoffs. - The Tigers tendered qualifying offers today to Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez ($15.3M each...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014: The 3rd Inning (7-11)

Tigers and Zubaz don’t mix. So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP ScherzerSP Ray SP Porcello SP Smyly RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Miller RP Reed RP Krol C Avila C Holaday 1B Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS Romine IF Worth 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF Hunter CF Jackson OF Davis OF J. Martinez DH-1B-C V. Martinez Game 37: Scherzer v. Lester. Tigers 1, RED...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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