Monthly Archives: June 2007

What a difference a year has made for Detroit pitching

Yesterday I wrote about the significant increase in offense that has happened between 2005 and 2006. Today I’ll write about the changes in pitching performance, however the results have not been as outstanding. In fact, the Tiger offense and pitching … Continue reading

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What a difference a year has made for the Detroit offense

Last year the Tigers seemed to improve overnight from a 2005 record of 71-91 (.438) to end the 2006 season 95-67 (.586). This year it seems that the Detroit offense has made a similar improvement. The 2006 offense wasn’t quite … Continue reading

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How much is Mike Maroth really worth?

Or how much is a #5 starter worth in today’s MLB market? Turns out that it isn’t much. In the trade made last week by Tiger GM Dave Dombrowski the team dealt #5 starter Mike Maroth to the Cardinals for … Continue reading

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Wil Ledezma trade isn’t exactly a wash

The moves made by Detroit GM Dave Dombrowski in the past week have yet to strengthen the teams largest weakness; the bullpen. A week ago I laid out some idea’s on how Detroit could leverage the excess of starters into … Continue reading

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A case for Chad Durbin in the starting rotation

Watching Chad Durbin’s performance this evening has cemented something I’ve been thinking about the past few weeks. Chad Durbin should remain in the starting rotation for the Tigers. Detroit has many decisions coming up regarding both their starting five as … Continue reading

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Kenny Rogers return could boost Tiger bullpen too

It became official today, the Gambler will return to big league action this Friday against the Atlanta Braves. He’ll be tested right out of the gate by likely facing John Smoltz and a pretty potent offense from the Braves. Smoltz … Continue reading

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Eulogio De La Cruz joins Tiger bullpen

The Free Press is reporting that the Tigers have called up Eulogio De La Cruz to the big leagues. De La Cruz started the year in Erie as a starter and was successful and was recently moved up to Toledo … Continue reading

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Putting Craig Monroe into perspective

There have been those around Detroit who have jumped on Jim Leyland for comments he made on why he didn’t and wouldn’t pinch hit for Craig Monroe. Monroe had just finished his 5th at-bat and his 5th strikeout of the … Continue reading

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Broken toe jump starts Inge’s bat

Ever since Brandon Inge broke his left to on May 29th due to a breaking ball from Casey Fossum he has been unstoppable. On May 29th Brandon was batting a .219/.314/.396 which, after sitting out six days due to the … Continue reading

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Verlander tosses no-hitter against Brewers

Wow. Absolutely amazing. When Jim Leyland told his starters that the team needed them to last deeper into games Justin Verlander took that to heart. Tonight he tossed a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers dominating the hitters racking up a … Continue reading

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Detroit bullpen racks up the most injuries.. so far

Prior to the season Will Carroll releases Positional Health Reports detailing the risk of injury to each starting player for each team. With the Tigers injuries continuing to rack up I thought it’d be interesting to take a look back … Continue reading

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