Monthly Archives: November 2007

DIBS Awards Announced

The 2007 Awards from the Detroit Independent Baseball Scribes (DIBS) was announced this week. I was honored enough to be given a vote this year and here they are: Tiger Player of the Year Magglio Ordonez* Curtis Granderson Placido Polanco … Continue reading

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Cruceta is hard to get too excited about

Tigers signed RHP reliever Francisco Cruceta today with GM Dave Dombrowski stating: “Cruceta has pitched very well this winter in the Dominican Republic,” Dombrowski said. “He is a quality prospect and we expect him to compete for a spot in … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Kenny!

It was only a matter of time, but the Tigers and Kenny Rogers got the deal done today. The deal is believe to be around a $8M one-year deal with incentives based on appearances and performance. Kenny suggests that he … Continue reading

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Michael Hollimon gets shot at shotstop for Mud Hens

With Mud Hens infielder, Kevin Hooper, signing a minor league contract with the Houston Astros, an opportunity has risen for Michael Hollimon to continue his quick rise through the Tiger farm system. Hooper, who was a minor league free agent, … Continue reading

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Casey Crosby likely due for elbow surgery

Matt Wallace at Take 75 North has pointed out an article in today’s Chicago Sun-Times about the Tiger prospect Casey Crosby and his need for Tommy John surgery. Crosby was selected by the Tigers in the 5th round (181 overall) … Continue reading

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Why does Detroit continue to protect Giarratano?

The Tigers announced yesterday that they will not be making any further roster moves in anticipation for the Rule 5 draft during the Winter Meetings. What this ultimately means is that any player who isn’t currently on the Detroit 40-Man … Continue reading

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Bobby Seay: Coming out of left field

Bobby Seay has had a good year for any pitcher but an even better one for a pitcher that didn’t make the team coming out of spring training. Having been beat out for a spot on the club by Chad … Continue reading

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Sneak Peak at the Tigers 2008 Lineup

One reason I like Dave Dombrowski is how quickly he gets to work in the off-season to fill any holes in the ball club. ESPN’s Buster Onley takes note of this as well, though giving credit to Jim Leyland’s decisiveness, … Continue reading

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Tiger Stadium Seats

Well, the Tiger Stadium seats that I ordered have arrived exactly as stated. The seats are sold As-Is, and are directly shipped from Tiger Stadium. Your seats will most likely be dirty/dusty and will need a good cleaning. Needless to … Continue reading

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Tigers trail AL Central in youth talent

Sports Illustrated published Team-by-Team Talent Rankings by Bill James which gives each MLB team a score based on the amount of youth talent on the team. Unfortunately, the Detroit Tigers ranked near the bottom of all MLB teams and solidly … Continue reading

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Journalists are not Bloggers, thankfully

Well, it took a scathing piece about bloggers to take me out of my much needed break from blogging. I really enjoyed following and writing my thoughts about the Detroit Tigers over the last season on this blog and my … Continue reading

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