February 17, 2011

Sheff Checks Out

So Gary Sheffield is calling it quits. Had he not played for the Tigers, I wouldn’t give this much thought, but he did, so I do. That’s because there’s been no other Tigers player in my lifetime that has left me wanting more than Sheff. Sure it would’ve been nice to see something, anything from […]

October 30, 2010

The Non-Sequiturs: Trick or Treat Edition

Each October, I’m astounded to learn that Halloween is the second-largest retail holiday of the year. I’m not a fan of Halloween, though I do like the occasional, or frequent, Kit Kat. It’s a treat to be able to watch the World Series on Halloween, though the Aubrey Huff and Edgar Renteria sightings are undoubtedly […]

October 4, 2010

Familiar Faces in Playoffs for Tigers Fans

Not sure if this makes the postseason more or less interesting to you, but if you watch each league’s division series you’ll likely to see lots of former Tigers: Yankees Curtis Granderson Marcus Thames Rays Carlos Pena Matt Joyce Gabe Kapler Rangers Matt Treanor Colby Lewis Giants Aubrey Huff Edgar Renteria Cody Ross Andres Torres […]

August 27, 2010

How are Former Tigers Faring in 2010?

Looking around the majors there are plenty of former Tigers doing well — and some not so well. Here’s a look at some of the more notable players and their current numbers: Placido Polanco, Phillies: .314 avg., 6 HR, 42 RBI, .348 OBP. Currently fifth in the N.L. in hitting, which is just another reason […]

May 26, 2010

Report Card: Tigers at the Quarter Mark

Note: I began writing this report card at the 40-game mark but ran into computer troubles and wasn’t able to post it. Though the Tigers have blown past that milestone I’ll still submit it for your consideration. If you’ve followed the Tigers for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with Sparky Anderson’s old saying […]

February 19, 2010

Edgar Renteria Comes Clean on His Awful Season. No, Not 2008.

We’re not one to hold a grudge — ahem — but after reading this about Giants’ shortstop Edgar Renteria … … [He] played all last season with a bone spur in his right elbow, about the size of a piece of pea gravel. — snip — Renteria hit a career-low .250 with 19 doubles, five […]

December 4, 2009

Friday Freehans: Trades, Memories and Salt for Your Game 163 Wound

This, that and the other after a long blogging layoff: So where were you two years ago today? You were probably glued to ESPN or the Web reading all you could about the eight-player deal that brought Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit. Time flies. (And just a year ago today Edgar Renteria spared […]

August 26, 2009

Wednesday Walewanders: Non-Sequiturs Galore

Celebrate Nate! I might be the only person in the Tigers Fan Universe looking forward to Robertson’s return to the rotation. Ian? Today’s Walewanders are fueled by Almighty Blend coffee from Ann Arbor’s Mighty Good Coffee Roasting Co., sent along by the aforementioned Mr. Casselberry.

January 16, 2009

Need a Edgar Renteria Bobble Head?

Get yours for 21.4% off (or so) at the Tigers.com Shop — through Monday. Any takers?

December 23, 2008

The Top 10 Tigers Stories of 2008: #9 – Edgar Renteria Can’t Play

Sure, it hurt when the Tigers sent Jair Jurrjens and Gorkys Hernandez to the Braves for Edgar Renteria. There was some — i.e., a tad — concern about Jurrjens’ durability and, well, to get a player of Renteria’s caliber at such a vital position you have to part with some value. We know how that […]