A Few Thoughts on Leyland and Dombrowski

From what I can gather on the web and on Twitter, the local reaction to the extensions of Jim Leyland and Dave Dombrowski has not been broadly positive. Nationally, it’s another story. If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I’ve been a Leyland backer — and one of Dombrowski, too. Fifty-one […]

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Fungo Flashback: The Juan Gonzalez Trade

Eleven years ago today Randy Smith rolled the dice and pulled the trigger on a trade that will be his legacy in Detroit: trading pitchers Francisco Cordero, Justin Thompson and Alan Webb, catcher Bill Haselman, infielder Frank Catalanotto and outfielder Gabe Kapler to the Rangers for righthander Danny Patterson, catcher Gregg Zaun and, the crown […]

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News Galore on the Way Out the Door

It’s not often Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski gets loose and talks at length about the club’s plans, but on Sunday in Baltimore he did just that, breaking some news and confirming a few long-anticipated decisions: Brandon Inge gets offered an extension. As Ian wrote this summer, Inge is either loved or loathed in Detroit — […]

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