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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Identity Crisis

The best teams in any sport have an identity. Even the teams who do everything well, that’s their identity. The Tigers don’t have one. They’ve won and lost games with pitching. They’ve won and lost games with hitting. They’ve won and lost games with defense. For now, they don’t know who they are, and, if […]

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Opening the Tigers’ History Book

While we await the Tigers’ next move this offseason, let’s look back on the trades the club made on this day in … 1957 — The Tigers acquired righthanded pitcher Tom Morgan, lefty Maury “Mickey” McDermott, catcher Charlie Thompson, infielder Billy Martin and outfielders Gus Zernial and Lou “The Nervous Greek” Skizas from the Athletics […]

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