December 31, 2010

2010: The Year in Lists

A year ago, we were still stinging from Game 163 and not certain how the Tigers would respond to a crushing end to the 2009 season. Would they regress to 2008’s disappointment or regroup to erase the memory of the ’09 collapse? The answer was: they’d be relevant. And that, ladies in gentlemen, is the […]

November 17, 2010

Phil Coke: The Next C.J. Wilson?

In their notes column today, Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal cover the stories emerging from the GM Meetings in Orlando. Among them is a nugget about how the Tigers see similarities between reliever-turned-starter Phil Coke and another pitcher that took a similar path: In October, after team officials had already made up their minds […]

August 31, 2010

Tuesday Tananas: Fred Lynn, Ted Power and Don Draper

Is it just me or were there a lot of Aug. 31 trades made back in the day? Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s it seemed that Oakland was always adding a big name at the deadline — Willie McGee, Ruben Sierra, Harold Baines. Just asking. The last time the Tigers made any […]

July 26, 2010

Tigers Today: July 26, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 51-46, 3rd place; 2 GB Chicago Today’s Game Tigers @ Rays | 7:10 p.m. ET – Tropicana Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Max Scherzer (7-7) vs. Matt Garza (10-5) Yesterday’s Results Game 1: Blue Jays 5 – Tigers 3 W: Scott Downs (4-5) L: Jose Valverde […]

July 19, 2010

Tigers Today: July 19, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 48-42, 2nd place; 1.5 GB Chicago Today’s Game Tigers vs. Rangers | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Jeremy Bonderman (5-6, 4.79 ERA) vs. RHP Scott Feldman (5-8, 5.32 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Indians 7 – Tigers 2 W: Jeanmar Gomez (1-0) L: […]

July 18, 2010

Tigers Today: July 18, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 48-41, 2nd place; 1.5 GB Chicago Today’s Game Tigers @ Indians | 1:05 p.m. ET – Progressive Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Andy Oliver (0-3, 6.38 ERA) vs. RHP Jeanmar Gomez (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Game 1: Indians 4 – Tigers 3 W: Fausto Carmona […]

June 23, 2010

Game 70 Recap: Tigers Knuckle Under

The Detroit Tigers turned in another dud of a performance tonight, falling to the New York Mets 5-0 at Citi Field tonight. The Mets veteran right-hander R.A. Dickey won his sixth start (6-0) in seven tries, throwing eight scoreless innings, allowing just four hits.  Dickey retired the final 13 batters he faced. Jeremy Bonderman pitched […]

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 […]

June 13, 2010

Tigers Today: June 13, 2010

Tigers’ Record: 32-29, 2nd place; 3.5 GB of Minnesota Today’s Game Tigers vs. Pirates | 1:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM Pitching Matchup Armando Galarraga (2-1, 2.77 ERA) vs. RHP Jeff Karstens (1-2, 4.81 ERA) Yesterday’s Results Tigers 4 – Pirates 3 W: Phil Coke (4-0) […]

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 […]