March 31, 2011

Tigers Today: March 31, 2011

Tigers Record: 0-0 Today’s Game: Tigers @ Yankees | 1:10 p.m. ET | On the air: ESPN HD, FSD, AM 1270 & 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Justin Verlander vs. LHP CC Sabathia Tigers History Lesson Birthdays Tracy Jones, 50 Bill Denehy, 65 On this Date in Tigers History 2009 — The Tigers released Gary Sheffield, […]

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 […]

November 18, 2010

Three for Thursday: Forgettable Randy Smith Trades Edition

Would it surprise you to learn that in his six-plus years as Tigers’ GM, Randy Smith made 60 trades? To offer some perspective, from 1983-95, the year Smith took over the front office, the Tigers made 62 deals — roughly the same number of trades in twice the time. On this date in 1997, Smith […]

September 16, 2010

The Detroit Tigers Podcast #123: The Fake Gary Sheffield Twitter Account

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:18:56 — 36.2MB) Welcome to The Detroit Tigers Podcast. This is Episode #123, a 70-minute podcast about the Detroit Tigers recorded live from Scottsdale, Ariz., and Asheville, N.C. In this episode we touch on: Will Rhymes, internet sensation? Rhymes v. Scott Sizemore Should Carlos Guillen stay or […]

June 23, 2010

Good Decisions by the Tigers? Huzzah!

On Monday, Sports Illustrated‘s Jon Heyman wrote a column in which he highlights the top-20 decisions made by MLB teams in the past year. In Heyman’s view, the Tigers made two of the top decisions: 3. The Tigers’ acquisition of Austin Jackson, Max Scherzer and Phil Coke in the three-team trade with the Yankees and […]

May 30, 2010

D-Train DFA’d: The D Stands for Disappointing

Wow. So that’s how the Dontrelle Willis Era ends in Detroit? With him being designated for assignment? Who thought he’d be the Tigers’ version of Brian Glynn*? In my post from Saturday in which a I speculated about the fallout from Max Scherzer‘s recall, an anonymous commenter was stunned — to the point of calling […]

March 31, 2010

Tigers Today: March 31, 2010

Tigers’ Spring Training Record: 15-10-1 Today’s Game: Tigers vs. Pirates | 1:05 p.m. ET – Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland | On the air: MLB Gameday Audio (Pirates’ broadcast) Pitching Matchup:¬†Justin Verlander (1-3, 5.63 ERA) vs. Zach Duke, (0-1, 3.00 ERA) Also scheduled to pitch: Phil Coke and Brad Thomas Yesterday’s Results Tigers 10 – Orioles […]

September 19, 2009

Adding 327 Words to The Wordless Game Summary: Twins 6 – Tigers 2

Remember in Spring Training last year when Jim Leyland was concerned about some Tigers “taking off” at bats knowing that someone else in the powerful lineup would likely back them up? Maybe that’s what plagues the 2009 Tigers. Except for the powerful lineup thing. Other thoughts on the game: Don Kelly did not lose this […]

September 8, 2009

Tuesday Tananas: Feeling the Moment, Power Poll Respect and Steve Kemp’s Pain

Just saw the news that Fernando Rodney has been suspended for three games for his inexplicable heave-ho of the ball after Friday night’s win. Well, it was inexplicable to me; Rodney says he was only “feeling the moment.” Still, a three-game suspension? Please. Anyway, enjoy him, folks. He’ll be frustrating another team’s fans next year.

June 22, 2009

Monday Night Lite

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Checking in from the land of Google and Apple, on the border of Mountain View and Cupertino, Calif.: It’s a shame that I read the USA Today only when I’m traveling, as I am today. There’s usually one or two outstanding pieces in each edition and this morning proved it: a […]