Monthly Archives: February 2007

Play Ball! & Radio/TV Spring Training Schedules

Curtis Granderson started the Tigers spring season off right taking Florida Southern pitcher Dan Albritton yard. More importantly today’s game signaled the start of the baseball season and for that I’m excited. We also go a look at Cameron Maybin … Continue reading

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Tigers Rotation with differing pitch counts

Billfer, of the Detroit Tigers Weblog, did a very good job recently showing how the Tigers handled hitting when they had two strikes. This had me thinking about how Tigers pitching handled these very same situations through out the year. … Continue reading

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More Tigers Lefty/Righty Splits

In the last post about Curtis Granderson and his strikeout troubles I took a look at his splits between left handed pitchers and right handed pitchers. Curtis’s large gap for performance between the two was quite well known last year. … Continue reading

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Trammell ready for next challenge; the Cubs

An article at the Chicago Sun-Times documents Alan Trammels return to baseball as the Chicago Cubs Infield and Bench coach. And his thoughts on the Tigers World Series berth last year? I was happy for him, honestly,” Trammell said of … Continue reading

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Spring Training Opener Pitchers Announced

Tuesday the Tigers will have a exhibition game against Florida Southern at 1:05pm at Joker Merchant. Could be a close one as Florida Southern is carrying an 11-1 record currently so they are coming into the game feeling confident. :) … Continue reading

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Grandersons strikeouts are nothing to worry about… yet

Many news articles of late have tackled some of Curtis Granderson’s issues at the plate but mainly revolve around his high strikeout rate. While I don’t dispute that this is an area of improvement for Curtis, I do not believe … Continue reading

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Detroit Takes 3rd in AL Central in ’07.

Well, so says the PECOTA Depth Charts. The Royals Review took a look at these depth charts a little more and what they meant for the AL Central. Ultimately it didn’t look good for Detroit: Team W L Minnesota 91 … Continue reading

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Can Ledezma Replace Mike Maroth as a Starter?

The latest Cutoff Man blog entry they bring up the discussion on whether Ledezma should replace Mike Maroth on the Tigers starting rotation. Scott sites a FoxSports.com comment: At the time of his elbow injury last season, Mike Maroth had … Continue reading

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Kevin Goldstein’s Top 100 Prospects & AL Central

It is almost the time of year that we stop looking at prospects and hoping. We will, in the next month, know which prospects have made the team and which we will be watching in the minors for another year … Continue reading

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Jason Beck explains reality around Kyle Sleeth

Much was made this past week about Leyland’s comments on a Tigers prospect Kyle Sleeth. Leyland was impressed with what he saw on that day. Sleeth use to show up in the Tigers top prospect lists but those days are … Continue reading

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Up and Coming Royal: Alex Gordon

Royals news this off season has been dwarfed with talk of the signing of the ex-mariner Gil Meche to a 5-year $55M contract. Maybe rightfully so as that is a whole heck of a lot of money, especially for Kansas … Continue reading

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