Monthly Archives: August 2007

Toledo Mud Hens lock up International League Western Division

Congrats to the Detroit Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens, for clinching the Western Division of the International League for the 3rd year in a row. Virgil Vasquez pitched the team to a win against the Indianapolis Indians. Vasquez … Continue reading

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Tigers starting to show some signs of life

I spent today down at Comerica Park watching the Tigers play the Yankees. Besides being a good match up, and another must win, the game featured another strong outing by the Tigers bullpen. At the beginning of the season this … Continue reading

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Tigers call up top prospect Maybin; DFA Craig Monroe

I’m pretty late on this one and didn’t even hear the news myself until I was on my way home for the day, but the top Tiger prospect and one of the top prospects in all of baseball was promoted … Continue reading

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Tigers sign Rick Porcello; 2007 Draft Update

The Detroit Tigers signed a few notable draft picks today and didn’t have a problem opening up their pocket books while doing it. Starting off the day it was announced that first round draft pick Rick Porcello was signed to … Continue reading

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Zumaya pitches first rehab outing in Norfolk

Joel Zumaya made his first appearance on the mound today since May 1st. This was a previously scheduled outing with the Toledo Mudhens against the Norfolk Tides. He was limited to 18 pitches (11 of which were strikes) and appeared … Continue reading

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Jair Jurrjens gets first MLB start for Detroit on Wednesday

The Free Press is reporting that Jair Jurrjens will get the start Wednesday against the Indians. Jurrjens has spent the year with the Tigers Double-A affiliate the Erie Seawolves and lately been pretty dominant and has not pitched at the … Continue reading

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Andrew Miller & Joel Zumaya set for possible Aug 21st return

This is a big week for the healing Tigers as Joel Zumaya and Andrew Miller are set to make rehab appearances in Toledo. Their rejoining the team could be key with a tough schedule where 13 of the next 14 … Continue reading

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Pudge Rodriguez: Should he stay or should he go?

Ken Rosenthal mentioned today that Detroit needs to look at taking the $3M buyout for the ’08 season for Pudge Rodriguez.(hat tip MLB Trade Rumors for this link). According to Rosenthal: Tigers might want to think twice about exercising Ivan … Continue reading

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Tigers shake up bullpen after getting pounded

After getting beaten up pretty bad by one of the more anemic offenses out of Oakland the Tigers made numerous roster moves to patch up a shaken bullpen. The team optioned Jordan Tata and Macay McBride to Toledo replacing them … Continue reading

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Andrew Miller latest Tiger starter to reach the DL

Andrew Miller has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a pulled hamstring. To fill the roster slot, but not the starting rotation slot, Detroit recalled Fernando Rodney. This makes the second Tiger starter in a single week … Continue reading

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Andrew Miller’s confidence holding him back

More properly said; Andrew Miller’s inexperience is the only thing holding him back from being a #1 or #2 pitcher for just about any team in the major leagues. What has been known about Andrew Miller from the moment that … Continue reading

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