July 15, 2011

Could Jacob Turner be the Tigers rotation answer?

With the July 31st trade deadline just two weeks away, what the Detroit Tigers are going to add to the Major League roster in these next two weeks has become a hot button topic to say the least. The Tigers, like many teams, are looking for another starting pitcher. Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman reported that […]

May 13, 2011

Friday Fungoes: The 40-game Mark, Verlander’s No-hit Follow Ups, Magglio’s Demise

Every year someone (usually Tom Gage) rolls out the time-worn Sparky Anderson truism about not judging a team until after it’s played 40 games. I suppose it’s my turn. On Saturday against the Royals the Tigers will play game number 40 and, at worst, will finish that game at an even 20 and 20. So […]

April 21, 2011

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 […]

November 20, 2010

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 […]

September 7, 2010

Tigers Today: September 7, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 68-70, 3rd Place; 13 GB Today’s Game Tigers vs. White Sox | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Justin Verlander (14-8, 3.61 ERA) vs. Freddy Garcia (11-5, 4.82 ERA) Yesterday’s Results White Sox 5 – Tigers 4 (10 innings) W: Chris Sale […]

July 21, 2010

Thinking Out Loud: Trade Deadline Despair Infects Tigers Fans

Here’s a quick thought in the form of a question after tonight’s long-awaited win: Would there be as much handwringing and angst about the Tigers if it weren’t 10 days before the trade deadline? If the Tigers had lost seven straight in, say, the first week and a half of May, would we all be […]

July 12, 2010

Weekend Wrap: 67% Satisfaction

It was the best we could hope for, two of three from the Twins. Would it be greedy to have hoped for a sweep on Sunday? In theory, no. In reality, with the seemingly unbeatable Carl Pavano on the mound, the answer is a begrudging yes. But who would have guessed, though, that the Tigers […]

June 11, 2010

Friday Freehans: Interleague Gumbo

Interleague play is back! What’s that? You haven’t missed it? As the Pirates come to town let’s do an interleague reset: Since interleague play started in 1997, the Tigers have compiled a 124-108 record, 57-33 in interleague games at Comerica Park. This year they’re 1-2. In a related note, here’s the good news coming into […]

May 19, 2010

Beyond Frustration: The White Sox Have the Tigers’ Number

Adding insult to the injury of the Tigers’ loss yesterday to the White Sox, I attended an event at my son’s school and saw this new plaque next to the pre-school playground. Paul Konerko is a Scottsdale native so it’s nice to see him giving back — and you should see this playground: awesome. It […]

May 17, 2010

Weekend Wrap: Where to Begin?

After the Tigers took three of four from the Yankees, the three-game weekend set with the Red Sox had all the makings of a classic letdown. Max Scherzer certainly did his part on Friday night by serving up five runs in the first inning which fueled Boston’s 7-2 win. What happened on Saturday was the […]